PULLMAN, Wash. – A free jazz big band concert featuring Fulbright scholar, guest composer and trumpeter Daniel Barry will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Kimbrough Hall at Washington State University.
He will join the WSU Jazz Big Band to perform three of his compositions: “Ancestors,” a tune with a contemporary, even eighth-note feel and modal harmony; “Dreamcatcher,” which combines Latin folk music with a hard bop groove; and “St. Cecilia’s Day,” a piece alternating between African and Reggae rock feels.
Barry will perform his “Mighty Urabama,” a Latin trumpet feature, with the One O’Clock Jazz Shop under the direction of WSU School of Music graduate teaching assistant Alvin Delos Santos.
The Jazz Big Band, directed by Regents Professor Greg Yasinitsky, also will present the premieres of “Another Blues in G for Guitar,” a driving shuffle by WSU bass instructor F. David Snider, and “Serpentine,” an up-tempo modal swinger written for the band by Yasinitsky.
The One O’Clock Jazz Shop will perform Yasinitsky’s “That’s How We Roll” and Duke Ellington’s “In a Mellow Tone” as arranged by Oliver Nelson.
Barry has conducted concerts of his compositions for large jazz orchestra with ensembles throughout South America, Europe and North America. He is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, a 4Culture grant and composer-in-residence appointments in Brazil and Sweden. He holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His WSU appearance is made possible by a fellowship from Washington Artist Trust.
Concert soloists will include trumpeter Brian Ploeger – a former member of the Maynard Ferguson Band – pianist Alberto Ferro, guitarist Andrew Dodge, drummer David Ward, trumpeter Noah Austin and saxophonists Delos Santos and Machado Mijiga.