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  • presented byCoe College Bands Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

    Friends of Music at Coe

    Coe College Music Department Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Grand Finale ConcertFebruary 25, 2012 7:30 p.m. Sinclair Auditorium

    William Carson and Steve Shanley, administratorsChelsea Dunn, assistant administrator

    Featuring Guest Artists Steve Allee, piano

    John Kizilarmut, vibraphone & drum setAl Naylor, trumpet

    and

    The Coe College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Steve Shanley

    Summit 2012

  • Program

    Coe College Jazz EnsembleSteve Allee, piano

    John Kizilarmut, vibraphone & drum set Al Naylor, trumpet

    Steve Shanley, director

    Three Hip Mice ............................................................................................................... Steve Allee

    Thinking of Count ........................................................................................................... Steve Allee

    Blues for C.T. ............................................................................John Kizilarmut, arr. Steve Shanley

    AWARDS

    Pure Spirit. ...................................................................................................................... Steve Allee

    INTERMISSION

    Cruisin for Home ............................................................................................................. Al Naylor

    All Gods Children ................................................................................Joe Sample, arr. Steve Allee

    Interesting Bricks ......................................................................................................... Justin Comer

    Dragonfly ........................................................................................................................ Steve Allee

  • Coe Jazz EnsembleSteve Shanley, director

    Woodwinds Trombones Justin Comer, alto Cedar Rapids, IA Beth Rouintree Nevada, MO Theresa McKinley, alto Fort Madison, IA DJ Yunek Sycamore, IL Mike Anderson, tenor Marshalltown, IA Amy Smith Cedar Rapids, IA Tom Heartlein, tenor Galesburg, IL D.J. Erckenbrack Rockwell City, IA Alex Brownfield, bariton Cedar Rapids, IA Wes Anderson Newhall, IA Sarah Gierach, flute Germantown, WI Rhythm Trumpets Alex Shields, piano Cedar Rapids, IA Andrew Escalante Muscatine, IA Alex Brost, bass Rochester, MN Erin Salisbury Quincy, IL Katelyn Marshall, bass Maple Grove, MN David Rosales Cedar Rapids, IA Evan Troendle, guitar Cedar Rapids, IA Katelyn Leonardo Springfield, IL James Flansburg-Sivell, drums Davenport, IA Ashley Grothe Muscatine, IA Jacob Ulrich, auxiliary percussion Cedar Rapids, IA

    Steve Shanley is an assistant professor of music at Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA), where he coordinates the music education and jazz studies programs, teaches music education courses, and directs the jazz band. He is also the music director and conductor of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, a professional ensemble that performs 18 concerts each summer.

    Prior to his full-time appointment to Coe, Mr. Shanley spent 11 years teaching middle and high school music in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Groups under his direction earned over 40 Division I ratings at concert band, jazz band, marching band, orchestra, and show choir festivals, and over 75 of his students were selected for the Iowa

    All-State Band and Jazz Band. Mr. Shanley directed five high school ensembles in performances at the Iowa Bandmasters Association conference (jazz band in 2006 and 2009 and concert band in 2003, 2007, and 2010), and his band was also selected to perform in the prestigious Music For All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, IN (2008). His jazz bands qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships every yearplacing in the top six each of the last nine years. Students in his Advanced Placement Music Theory classes consistently earned high scores on the AP exam each year.

    Mr. Shanley earned a Bachelor of Music Education (with jazz emphasis) degree from the University of Northern Iowa, Master of Education in Music Education degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree from the University of Iowa. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Iowa. He is licensed in Iowa as a K-12 Music Master Educator, PK-12 Principal, PK-12 Supervisor of Special Education, and Evaluator.

    In addition to teaching, Mr. Shanley frequently plays keyboard for touring Broadway shows, local theatrical productions, jazz ensembles, symphony orchestras, rock bands, and other ensembles. He is the music director, arranger, and keyboardist for Funk Stop (11-piece funk band) and the pianist and arranger for the Rod Pierson Big Band. Mr. Shanley has an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and accompanist, and he is also in demand as a composer and arranger. Over 1,000 of his works have been performed by marching bands, jazz bands, concert bands, orchestras, brass bands, and choirs throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Mr. Shanley is an exam reader for College Board Advanced Placement Music Theory, is co-chair of the Iowa Jazz Championships, and was the founding president of the Jazz Educators of Iowa.

    Mr. Shanleys wife, Valerie, teaches at Franklin Middle School and plays horn in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band. They enjoy spending time with their seven-year old daughter, Vivian, and five-year old son, Evan.

  • Guest Artists

    Pianist, composer and arranger Steve Allee is a veteran of more than 35 years on the music scene, working principally in jazz, writing and performing for syndicated radio programs, network television and motion pictures, and as a music educator. All of his career facets have blended into a distinct musical style that has a very strong visual, almost cinematic flavor because of his skill in capturing or reinforcing important moods or visual elements that inspire his projects.

    Steve has released six CDs as a leader, the two most recent being his trio recordings, Dragonfly (June 2008) and Colors (April 2007) on the Owl Studios label that are artful collaborations with bassist Bill Moring and drummer Tim Horner. Saxophonists Rich

    Perry and Rob Dixon appear on select tracks. In his liner notes for Dragonfly, jazz journalist Ken Franckling noted that From start to finish, Dragonfly makes it clear that this is a band in which each of the players finds their interaction to be exhilarating. this trio is all about making the most of the journey as the best jazz should.

    A native son and longtime resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, Steve was fortunate to grow up in the hometown of many jazz greats, including brothers Wes, Buddy and Monk Montgomery, Slide Hampton, J.J. Johnson, Da-vid Baker, Freddie Hubbard and Melvin Rhyne, among others. His playing style has a touch, sparkling clarity and improvisational variations reminiscent of the late Bill Evans, as well as a very strong blues influence that Steve credits to his exposure to Buddy Montgomery and Horace Silver.

    Steve began his professional career at age 19 with the Buddy Rich Orchestra before he was drafted into mili-tary service during the Vietnam War. Through the years, he has worked with a veritable Whos Who of major jazz artists across the United States and abroad. Recent performances include the Rufus Reid Trio, The Randy Brecker Quartet, David Fathead Newman, John Clayton and The Rich Perry Quartet. He also leads a big band that performs regularly in Indianapolis. Steves big band CD, DowntownBlues, with bassist John Clayton and drummer John VonOhlen, was nominated for a Grammy award. Allees first national solo CD, TheMagicHour, released on Noteworthy Records, landed at No. 14 on the Gavin national radio poll.

    His other musical accomplishments included being commissioned to write and conduct a four-movement work for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Indianapolis Museum of Art. His score for the film, NewYorkintheFifties, was performed live at Switzerlands acclaimed Montreux Jazz Festival. Steve was co-director and arranger for a J.J. Johnson Tribute Concert featuring trombonist Slide Hampton at the Indy Jazz Fest in 2001.

    His writing credits include soundtracks for New York In The Fifties, the film inspired by the Dan Wakefield book of the same title, as well as Something ToCheerAbout, a documentary starring Halle Berry and Oscar Robertson that focused on the 1954-55 Crispus Attucks Tigers basketball team on which NBA legend Robertson played in high school in Indianapolis. It was the first all-black high school team ever to win a state championship and the team that changed the face of basketball forever.

    Steves performance and network television writing credits with Los Angeles Post Music include music for Chicago Hope, Mad About You, Martha Stewart, Friends, Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue, Dharma and Greg, and Touched by an Angel. This busy artist also is the music director for the nationally syndicated, Indianapolis-based comedy-variety radio show, The Bob and Tom Show, with which he has co-produced more than 50 albums over the past 25 years.

    As an educator, Steve has taught or lectured at several college and university music programs over the years, including the University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, University of Illinois, Morehead College, Purdue University, Butler University, University of Indianapolis, Indiana State University, Drury College, and Florida International University. He now teaches at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops and other master classes and workshops during the year.

  • John Kizilarmut hold