jazz players

miles davis logojazz studies - pianist with saxophonistThe UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program offers a personal and dynamic education for incoming students. Several small jazz groups, two large jazz ensembles, and many supportive courses in improvisation, arranging/composition, history, theory, ear training, pedagogy, and piano skills lead to the Bachelor of Music in Performance (Jazz Studies). While it is beneficially housed in one of the largest music schools in the Southeastern United States, the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program is small, committed, and specialized. World-class jazz faculty are available not only for leading classes but for mentorship and performance with our students. Our focus is certainly not the path of least resistance: we study by rote, with an emphasis on the blues, swing, improvisation, published composition and arranging, and recording experience. We offer many opportunities for students to perform with clinicians, who recently have included Peter Bernstein, Lee Konitz, John Ellis, Marcus Printup, Joel Frahm, Seamus Blake, and Ellis Marsalis.

UNCG offers the following degree programs for students interested in studying Jazz:

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) – Performance

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Jazz Studies

Faculty & Studios

Chad Eby

Chad Eby - Saxophone

Greg Hyslop

Greg Hyslop - Guitar

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee - Jazz Bass

John Salmon

John Salmon - Piano/Keyboard

Steve Haines

Steve Haines - Double Bass

Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor - Percussion

Upcoming Events

Navy Band BannerUnited States Navy Band – Commodores Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Recital Hall
UNCG School of Music
100 McIver St
Greensboro, NC 27402
All seating is General Admission

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2017 – 2018 Jazz Events

All concerts are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $6 for students.

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2017 UNCG Honors High School Jazz Band

Visit our UNCG Honors High School Jazz Band pages for more information and application.

Jazz Handbook

Download the Jazz Handbook.

Honors Jazz 2017

Download the MP3 of the F Blues changes.

Join Us!

jazz facultyWe humbly ask you to join us as we embark on our first jazz-specific fundraising campaign. The UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program continues to offer world-class education and mentorship, with ample performance opportunities. Our path is certainly not the path of least resistance: we study by rote, with an emphasis on the blues, swing, improvisation, published composition and arranging, and recording experience. Recent artists who have taught at UNCG include Peter Bernstein, Jason and Ellis Marsalis, John Ellis, Lee Konitz, and Joel Frahm, among others.

We are extremely proud of our graduates, as they are very successful, but we can’t continue to do this alone. Join us with an annual pledge: no amount is too small! You will receive a letter of receipt, as all donations are tax deductible.

For more information, contact Steve Haines, Director of the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at sjhaines@uncg.edu or (336) 256-0105.

 

jazz drummer studentsMembership Levels and Benefits

“Miles Smiles” $1 – $99

Two complimentary tickets to our annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival, printed recognition in concert programs.

“In a Silent Way” $100 – $999

Four complimentary tickets to our annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival, printed recognition in concert programs, 2 compact disc recordings.

“Birth of the Cool” $1,000 – $2,499

Ten complimentary tickets to our annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival, special mention at concerts, printed recognition in concert programs, 5 compact disc recordings.

“Miles Ahead” $2,500 – $4,999

Ten tickets to each of our five annual concerts, special mention at our concerts, printed recognition in our concert programs, 10 compact disc recordings.

“Kind of Blue” $5,000 or more

Ten tickets to each of our five annual concerts, special mention at our concerts, a jazz combo to perform at your event, printed recognition in concert programs, 20 compact disc recordings.

 

If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to “UNCG Jazz” and mail to:

Steve Haines, Director
Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program
UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

jazz professor haines teachingThe Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers the following courses to students interested in the study of jazz performance and history.

MUS 214-01 Jazz Appreciation (3 credits: offered every semester)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-3:15 pm

Introductory course designed to give the student new insights and general knowledge of all jazz styles. Does not require previous musical training.

MUP 204/605-01 Principles of Jazz Theory (2 credits: offered every spring)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:15 pm

Establishes a foundation of knowledge in jazz theory, stressing improvisation, jazz nomenclature, voice leading and basic chord substitution. In this class students learn by lecture, by rote, and with practical application of jazz improvisation.

MUP 104-01 Introduction to Jazz Listening (2 credits: offered every fall)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am to 11:50 am

This course introduces and enhances the power of listening to jazz music. With specific aural observation, the student will be able to hear more. This benefits our musicianship enormously.

MUP 321/664-01 Jazz Improvisation I (2 credits: offered every “even” year in the fall)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00-10:50 am

MUP 322/665-01 Jazz Improvisation II (2 credits: offered every “odd” year in the spring)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00-10:50 am

The first semester covers essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills and practice of integrating them into improvisation. The second semester involves continued development of knowledge and skills with emphasis on increased fluency and mastery.

MUP 409/609-01 Jazz Pedagogy (2 credits: offered every “even” year in the fall)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-2:50 pm

Study the principles of jazz interpretation, swing, improvisation, theory, and arranging. Procedures for organizing and administering jazz programs and for conducting small and large jazz rehearsals.

MUP 423/623-01 Jazz Arranging I (2 credits: offered every “odd” year in the fall)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-2:50 pm

This course introduces jazz arranging and composition for group sizes from duet to nonette. The music of Oscar Peterson, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wheeler and others are studied.

MUS 424/624-01 Jazz Arranging II (2 credits: offered every “even” year in the spring)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00-10:50 am

This course introduces jazz arranging and composition for large jazz ensembles. The music of Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones, Jim McNeely, and Kenny Wheeler are studied. In this class, students are able to have their arrangements performed by the UNCG Jazz Ensemble I & II. Many of these arrangements are recorded.

MUP 460/663 Jazz History (3 credits: offered every “even” year in the spring)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-3:15 pm

Chronological survey of jazz music and history. Introduction to standard reference works and investigation of socio-cultural aspects.

ENS 348/648-02 Chamber Music: Jazz (1 credit:offered every semester)

Students meet twice a week to rehearse, and collectively Wednesdays from 5:00-5:50 pm

Several “combos” are organized each semester to provide the student an opportunity to study and perform standard jazz literature and original student compositions. The small jazz ensembles perform on campus and in local restaurants and clubs. Small jazz groups receive active training in the studio

ENS 395/695-01 Jazz Ensemble I (1 credit: offered every semester)

Students meet Mondays through Thursdays from noon-12:50 pm

ENS 396/696-01 Jazz Ensemble II (1 credit: offered every semester)

Students meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 -11:50 am

These large jazz ensembles rehearse and perform published music, and music of UNCG students.

dewey redman playing saxophone2010-2011

Peter Bernstein, guitar, April 14-15, 2011
John Ellis, saxophone, November 19-21, 2010
Will Campbell, saxophone, UNCC November 12, 2010
Roger Ingram, November 15, 2010
the San Fransisco Jazz Collective, October 29, 2010
U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors Big Band, October 15, 2010

2009-2010

Lee Konitz, saxophone, April 16, 2010
Marcus Printup, trumpet, November 22, 2009
2008-2009

Michael Cox, saxophone, April 30, 2009
Seamus Blake, saxophone, April 17, 2009
Joel Frahm, saxophone, November 23, 2008
Delfeayo Marsalis, trombone, September 14, 2008

2007-2008

Ralph Bowen, saxophone, and Joey Calderazzo, piano; April 2008
Ryan Kisor, trumpet, March 2008
Wes Anderson, saxophone, November 2007

2006-2007

John Scofield Trio (with Bill Stewart and Steve Swallow), April 10, 2007
Max Weinberg (drummer for Bruce Springsteen and Conan O’Brian), February 24,

2007

Mike Murley, saxophone, November 19, 2006

2005-2006

Robin Eubanks, trombone, November 19-21, 2005

2004-2005

Jimmy Cobb, drums; Mike Stern, guitar, Wallace Roney, trumpet; Reggie Workman, bass; February 10-12, 2005
Branford Marsalis, saxophone, February 15, 2005
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums, November 6-9, 2004

2003-2004

David Friesen, bass, and Uwe Kropinski, guitar; October 7, 2003
Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, November 21-23, 2003
Ben Monder, jazz guitar, April 12-15, 2004
Bill Campbell, jazz drums, April 12-15, 2004
Dewey Redman, saxophone, May 1-2, 2004

2002-2003

Byron Stripling, jazz trumpet player. November 18-21, 2002
Jim Ketch, trumpet, chair, UNC- Chapel Hill. February 10, 2003
The Jazz Ambassadors Big Band, March 30, 2003
Greg Hyslop, guitarist, April 7, 2003
Scott Sawyer, guitarist, April 21, 2003
Jason Marsalis, drummer April 30, 2003
Marcus Roberts, jazz pianist, April 30, 2003

2001-2002

Dick Oatts, lead alto saxophonist, Vanguard Orchestra, November 17-18, 2001
Dan Haerle, master pianist and pedagogue, February 17, 2002
Ed Neumeister, jazz composer, arranger, and trombonist; April 15-16, 2002
Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana: clinic on Afro-Cuban Music May 4, 2002
Mulgrew Miller, jazz pianist May 5, 2002

2000-2001

Mike Smith, former lead saxophonist for Frank Sinatra, September 13, 2000
Joseph Henson, tenor saxophonist for the Army Blues Band, November 2-4, 2001
Rhythm & Brass, March 20, 2001
Robbie Smith, trumpet soloist of the Woody Herman Orchestra, March 21-24, 2001
Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, April 2001
Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophone and flute, April 9, 2001

1999-2000

Jazz bassist Christian McBride. Feb. 4, 2000
Master pianist and pedagogue Mark Levine. Feb. 10, 2000
Indiana University Jazz Quintet, March 15, 2000.

Jazz professor Steve Haines recently discovered a photo of his first jazz ensemble, from 1999 – see below to read about where they have gone post-UNCG.

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People often ask me what happens to our jazz graduates. An angel today left this picture of my first jazz ensemble at UNCG. Here is a rundown of what they are up to professionally:

  • 1st trumpet player from left, Josh Davies is a music professor at the University of Lethbridge.
  • 2nd trumpet player from the left, Mike Hengst is a professor at MSU Denver.
  • 3rd trumpet player from the left is Steve Sutton, who plays and teaches music full time.
  • 4th trumpet player from the left is Richie Woodbury, can someone tell me where he works for Google in New York City, and performs frequently with the Greenwich Village Orchestra.
  • The 1st trombone player from the left is Hoyt Andres, who is also a music professor at MSU Denver.
  • The 2nd trombone player from the left is Jason Miller, who is happily married to the lady he met in the band, Stacey Wilson, see below (they have a baby!) Jason works at Elisabeth morrow school in Morrow School in Englewood, NJ in the music and technology departments, and freelances all over the place.
  • The 3rd trombone player from the left is David Sonnenberg, who still plays, and is proprietor of the Sonnenberg Creative Group, a marketing and branding company.
  • The 4th trombone player from the left is Brian Thacker, who is a music/audio technology professor at Texas A&M University.
  • The 1st saxophone player from the left is Jesse Krebs, who is a music professor at Truman State University.
  • The 2nd saxophone player from the left is Stacey Wilson, who is a full time musician in the West Point Concert Band, teaches adjunct at Montclair State University, and tours with her Saxophone Quartet.
  • The 3rd saxophone player from the left is Johan Eriksson, who is a full time music professor at the University of Montana.
  • The 4th saxophone player from the left is Adam McCord, who plays regularly and recently moved from Indiana University to Winston-Salem as his wife recently earned a new job.
  • The 5th saxophone player from the left is Damien Ryder Storm, who is a full time software programmer, and still plays quite a bit, including stuff with Bump City, an uber funky band.
  • The bass player is Will Postlethwait, who is actively playing in the Durham area.
  • The guitar player is Ross Lafleur, an ASCAP award-winning artist who is actively playing, and doing his Ph.D in Psychology.
  • The drummer is Max Wood, who works during the day, and plays many times weekly. He often tours, most recently with Sumi Tonooka.
  • The piano is Keven (not a typo) Spargo, I have no idea where he is or what he’s doing, can someone let me know how he’s doing?

As this was my first band at UNCG, I must say that the success of these people is greatly influenced by the majesty of Craig Whittaker, my predecessor, musician in arms, and friend.

Steve Haines, August 2014

 

CD album cover Donny McCaslinDonny McCaslin with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble (2013)

Declaration (McCaslin arr. Alex Smith*)
Perpetual Motion (McCaslin arr. Robert Dove*)
“M” (McCaslin arr. Neil Ostercamp*)
Firefly (McCaslin arr. Jim Schnefel*)
Memphis Redux (McCaslin arr. Chris Evernham*)
Late Night Gospel (McCaslin arr. Chris Gelb*)
Rock Me (McCaslin arr. Chris Griffin*)
Be Love (McCaslin arr. David Sykes*)
Uppercut (McCaslin arr. Melvin Holland*)

* – UNCG student

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Alex Smith, Robert Dove, Chris Evernham, Chris Bittner, Neil Ostercamp, saxophones; Mike Gillespie, Clay Perry, Jake Phillips, J.P. Taylor, trumpets; Steven Mitchell, Ben Constantinides, Dillon O’Neal, trombones; Aaron Bond, guitar; Antonio Truyols, piano; Joe Dickey, bass; Chris Gelb, drum set


CD album cover metamorphosisMetamorphosis (2013)

Whirly-Bird (Neal Hefti)
Metamorphosis (Peter Bernstein, arr. Chad Eby)
The Mooche (Duke Ellington)
Beatrice (Sam Rivers, arr. Keenan McKenzie*)
Bright Mississippi (Thelonious Monk, arr. Chad Eby)
Deep South Suite: Hearsay (Duke Ellington)
Dragonfly (Peter Bernstein, arr. Alex Smith**)
Boo Boo Doop (Dewey Redman, arr. Arthur White*)
Heart’s Content (Peter Bernstein, arr. Keenan McKenzie*)
Max (Jeff Hamilton, arr. John Clayton)
Doodlin’ (Horace Silver, arr. Nicholas Pool**)
Li’l Darlin’ (Neal Hefti)
* – UNCG alumnus
** – UNCG student

UNCG Jazz Ensemble II, dir. Chad Eby
Nicholas Pool, Cat Keen Hock, Sam Bailey, Melvin Holland, Peter Salvucci, saxophones; Mike Schietzelt, Jake Yates, Brian Haberny, Ben Hylton, Carolina Perez, trumpets; Laurence Evans, Sam LeBlanc, Ben Constantinides, Mark Sweeney, trombones; Jazzmin Moore, tuba; Tim Hucks, piano; Aaron Bond, guitar; Chris Griffin, bass; Chris Gelb, drums; Catherine “B.B.” Bowness, banjo; James Paul, additional guitar on “Metamorphosis”


CD album cover konitzLee Konitz Live with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble (2010)

Kary’s Trance (Konitz arr. Steve Rozema*)
L.T. (Konitz arr. Audrey Smith*)
Thingin’ (Konitz arr. Tom Liles*)

LISTEN:

Gundula (Konitz arr. Joseph Dickey*)
It’s You (Konitz arr. Antonio Truyols*)
She’s as Wild as Springtime (Konitz arr. Andrew Shillito*)
Subconscious-Lee (Konitz arr. Tim Hucks*)
Monkian’ Round (Konitz arr. Matt Gallo*)
Boplicity** (Miles Davis & Gil Evans, arr. Gil Evans, readapted Henk Meutgeert)
* – UNCG student
** – UNCG Jazz Band

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Nick Pool, Jason Wallace, Matt Gallo, Robert Dove, Sam Bailey, saxophones; Christian McIvor, Matt Boggs, Clay Perry, Steve Rozema, trumpets; Mike Long, Kyle Asch, Paul Palm, Andy Smith, trombones; Andrew Shillito, guitar; Antonio Truyols, piano; Joseph Dickey, bass; Dan Faust, drums

UNCG Jazz Band, dir. Chad Eby
Amanda Heim, Cat Keen Hock, Michael Kinchen, Mark Langford, David Haynes, saxophones; Ben Hylton, Carolina Perez, Ashley Hastings, Jake Phillips, trumpets; Mark Sweeney, Laurence Evans, Kendra White, trombones; Andy Smith, tuba; Paul Reece, guitar; Tom Liles, piano; Clark Singleton, bass; Chris Gelb, drums


CD album cover frahmThe Music of Joel Frahm and Seamus Blake (2009)

Away From Home** (Frahm, arr. Mark “Shooney” Shoun*)

LISTEN:

A Whole New You** (Frahm, arr. Steve Haines)
Gospel** (Blake, arr. Haines)
Jupiter Line** (Blake, arr. Jason Miller*)
Hoi Polloi (Blake, arr. Michael Kinchen*)
Song For a New Day (Frahm, arr. Jason “Sunshine” Miller*)
Face the Question (Blake, arr. Shoun*)
Nad Noord (Frahm, arr. James Houghton*)
Jobimiola (Frahm, arr. Keenan McKenzie*)
Four Track Mind (Blake, arr. Antonio Truyols*)
* – UNCG student
** – Joel Frahm, tenor saxophone

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Andrew Hall, Mark Langford, Keenan McKenzie, Michael Kinchen, Jonathan Morrison, saxophones/woodwinds; Christian McIvor, Matthew Boggs, Allyson Keyser, Steve Rozema, trumpets/flugelhorns; Laurence Evans, Adam Collins, Mark Shoun, Mike Long, trombones; Jonathan Fung, guitar; Antonio Truyols, piano/Fender Rhodes/B3 Hammond Organ; Joseph Dickey, bass; Daniel Faust, drums


CD album cover in the garden of swingin the garden of swing (2008)

Green Chimneys (Thelonious Monk, arr. Mark “Shooney” Shoun*)

LISTEN:

Tell Me a Bedtime Story (Herbie Hancock, arr. Gio Washington-Wright)
In the Garden of Swing (Wessel Anderson, arr. Gray Hackelman*)
The Queen’s Suite (Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn)

Sunset and the Mockingbird**
Lightning Bugs and Frogs**
Le Sucrier Velours
Northern Lights
The Single Petal of a Rose
Apes and Peacocks
After Supper (Neal Hefti)
Sioux City (Ryan Kisor, arr. Keenan McKenzie*)
2405 Louise #1 (Chad Eby)
Blue Cellophane (Duke Ellington)
* – UNCG student
** – Dr. Anthony Taylor, clarinet

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Caleb Brinkley, Andy Hall, Keenan McKenzie, Michael Kinchen, Tom Lowry, saxophones; Dr. Anthony Taylor, clarinet; Christian McIvor, Matt Boggs, Allyson Keyser, Lynn Grissett, trumpets; Brandon Slocumb, Mark Shoun, Paul Palm, Laurence Evans, trombones; Andrew Shilito, guitar; Nick Melton, piano; Gray Hackelman, bass; Daniel Faust, drums


CD album cover tribute to miles davisA Tribute To Miles Davis (2006)

Mental Images (Robin Eubanks)
Milestones (Davis, arr. Mark “Shooney” Shoun*)
Flamenco Sketches (Davis, arr. Ben Perkins)
Nardis (Davis, arr. Brandon Tesh*)
Seven Steps to Heaven (Davis & Victor Feldman, arr. Steve Haines)

LISTEN:

All Blues (Davis, arr. Drew Hays*)
Eighty One (Davis, arr. Michael Sailors*)
Joshua (Davis, arr. Sal Mascali*)
Solar (Davis, arr. Gregg Gelb*)
Milestones (1948) (Davis, arr. J.P. Smith*)
* – UNCG student

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Andrew Hays, Keenan McKenzie, Brandon Tesh, Gordon Sutker, Paul Fisher, saxophones/woodwinds; Michael Sailors, John Davis, Ken Butler, Lynn Grissett, Jr., trumpets; Mark Shoun, Sal Mascali, David Morse, Paul Pietrowski, trombones; Mary Pritchett, horn; J.P. Smith, guitar; Nick Melton, piano; Gray Hackelman, bass; Jon-Marc Dale, drums


CD album cover visionVision (2005)

I Cared For You (Gregg Gelb*)
Canada’s Ocean Playground (Steve Haines)

LISTEN:

Forward Motion (Kirk Macdonald, arr. Steve Haines)
Autumn Squeeze (Peter Maness*)
Vision (Michael Van Patter*)
Atmosphere (Peter Maness*)
Collision Course (Michael Sailors*)
Angela’s Eyes (Andrew Hays*)
Fading Twilight (Mark Shoun*)
* – UNCG student

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Gregg Gelb, Andrew Hays, Brandon Tesh, Brian Smith, Paul Fisher, saxophones/woodwinds; Michael Sailors, Jim Smisek, John Davis, Ken Butler, trumpets; Mark Shoun, Sal Mascali, David Morse, Brandon Bullard, trombones; JP Smith, guitar; Michael Van Patter, piano; Peter Maness, bass; Ryan Walder, Jon-Marc Dale, drums


CD album cover dewey redmanLive With Dewey Redman (2004)

The First Circle (Pat Metheny, arr. Bob Curnow)
Stronger Than Dirt (Steve Haines)
Boo Boo Doop (Redman, arr. Arthur White*)

LISTEN:

Joie de Vivre (Redman, arr. Steve Haines)
Day Star Night Light (Redman, arr. Peter Maness*)
Le Clit (Redman, arr. Al Buccola*)
Blues For J.A.M. (Redman, arr. Michael Sailors*)
I Pimp (Redman, arr. John Henry*)
Need To Be (Redman, arr. Michael Van Patter*)
Lop O Lop (Redman, arr. John Cave*)
* – UNCG student

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Arthur White, Adrian Crutchfield, Al Buccola, Brandon Tesh, Paul Fisher, saxophones; Mike Sailors, Josh Davies, Justin Stamps, Lynn Grissett, Jr., trumpets; Eric Sienkiewicz, Sal Mascali, David Morse, Sean Devlin, trombones; John Cave, guitar; Michael Van Patter, piano; Peter Maness, bass; John Ayers, drums, percussion; Keil McMurray, drums


CD album cover honestlyhonestly (2003)

Freedom Jazz Dance (Eddie Harris, arr. Bill Stapleton)
As Far As I Know (Ross Lafleur*)
Honestly (Ross Lafleur*)

LISTEN:

Sin Duda (Arthur White*)
Distant Dream (Jason Miller*)
Silver’s Serenade (Horace Silver, arr. Chris Ozer*)
Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron, arr. Al Buccola*)
Hourglass (Neil Slater)
Ama-Terasu-O-Mi-Kami (Yumiko Sunami)
Alone Together (Dietz/Schwartz, arr. Jason Miller*)
* – UNCG student

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Arthur White, Eric Gargrave, Al Buccola, Russell Thorpe, Damien Grosser, saxophones; Michael Sailors, Josh Davies, Stephen Peters, Luke Boudreault, Lane Miller, trumpets; Jason Miller, Eric Sienkiewicz, Phil Shands, Sean Devlin, trombones; Ross Lafleur, guitar, claves, glockenspiel; Chris Ozer, piano, Fender Rhodes; Kevin Harvey, bass; Ryan Walder, drums, shaker; John Ayers, drums, cowbell


CD album cover back to basieBack to Basie (2002)

Please Be Kind (Cahn/Chapin)

LISTEN:

Paseo Promenade (Benny Carter)
Alright, Ok, You Win (Sid Wyche and Mayme Watts, arr. Frank Foster)
The Wiggle Walk (Benny Carter)
There Will Never Be Another You (Harry Warren, arr. Bob Ojeda)
Every Day I Have the Blues (Peter Chatman, arr. Ernie Wilkins)
Skylark (Mercer/Carmichael, arr. Frank Foster)
Lonesome Lover Blues (Eckstine and Valentine, arr. Quincy Jones)
Rompin’ at the Reno (Benny Carter)

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Arthur White, Eric Gargrave, Al Buccola, Russell Thorpe, Damien Grosser, saxophones; Michael Sailors, Josh Davies, Stephen Peters, Luke Boudreault, Lane Miller, trumpets; Jason Miller, Eric Sienkiewicz, Phil Shands, Sean Devlin, trombones; Ross Lafleur, guitar; Chris Ozer, piano; Kevin Harvey, bass; Ryan Walder, John Ayers, drums


CD album cover stronger than dirtStronger than dirt (2002)

Summertime (George Gershwin, arr. Damien Grosser)
Stronger than Dirt (Steve Haines)
End of a Love Story (Steve Haines)
Locomotion (Ed Neumeister)
Chatam (Chris Ozer)
Here and There (Ed Neumeister)
There is no Greater Love (Isham Jones, arr. David Wortman)
Hangin’ with the Swing Cat (Bill Stevens)
Valle Crucis Blues (Ross Lafleur)

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Arthur White, Stacy Wilson, Eric Gargrave, David Wortman, Damien Grosser, saxophones/woodwinds; Michael Hengst, Michael Sailors, John Davis, Josh Davies, Ginny Keast, trumpets; Jason Miller, Kiyoshi Carter, Amanda Peterson, Sean Devlin, trombones; Ross Lafleur, guitar; Bill Stevens, piano/B3 Hammond Organ; David Menestres, bass; Ryan Walder, drums


CD album cover one fingerone finger snap (2001)

I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin, arr. Rob McConnell)

Malaga (Bill Holman)
One Finger Snap (Herbie Hancock, arr. Rob Smith)
La Fiesta (Chick Corea, arr. Tony Klatka)
Little Pixie II (Thad Jones)
Magic Flea (Sammy Nestico)
Time For A Change (Hank Levy)
New York Pie (Shelly Segal, arr. Steve Haines)
Syndrome (Joe Henson)

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Johan Eriksson, Stacy Wilson, Jesse Krebs, Adam McCord, Damien Grosser, saxophones; Michael Hengst, Jonathan Woodbury, Richard Woodbury, Josh Davies, Steve Sutton, trumpets; Michael St. Clair, Jason Miller, Andy Baker, Sean Devlin, trombones; Ross Lafleur, guitar; Keven Spargo, piano, Hammond B-3 organ; Will Postlethwait, bass; Max Wood, drums


CD album cover collaborationcollaboration (2000)

Love for Sale (Cole Porter, arr. Pete Rugolo)
Yes or No (Wayne Shorter, arr. Steve Owen)
Gentle Piece* (Kenny Wheeler)
Loading Dock (Michael St. Clair)
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Romberg/Hammerstein II, arr. Ben Lee)
Absolution (Jim McNeely)
Rosa (Johan Eriksson)
Collaboration (Stan Kenton/Pete Rugolo, arr. Pete Rugolo)
Recordame (Joe Henderson, arr. Aaron Martin)
In A Mellow Tone (Frank Foster)
African Flower (Duke Ellington, arr. Kelly Fenton)
Terraces (Michael Collings)
* – Nicole Simcoe, vocals

UNCG Jazz Ensemble, dir. Steve Haines
Johan Eriksson, Jeremy Wall, Aaron Martin, Kelly Fenton, Damien Grosser, saxophones; Michael Hengst, Jonathan Woodbury, Steve Sutton, Dillian Govus, Ben Twyeffort, trumpets; Michael St. Clair, Andrew Baker, Philip Shands, Jason Miller, Brian Thacker, trombones; Ross Lafleur, guitar; Keven Spargo, piano; Jason Foureman, bass; Max Wood, drums; Nicole Simcoe, vocals