Jazz Guitar & Jazz Vocals

musicKSU.com Monday, April 19, 2021 | 7:30 PM SCHOOL MUSIC of heard where PASSION is Vocal Jazz and Jazz Guitar Ensembles Karla Harris, Director Trey Wright, Director Tyrone Jackson, Vocal Jazz Accompanist

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Monday, April 19, 2021 | 7:30 PM


heardwhere PASSION is

Vocal Jazz and Jazz

Guitar EnsemblesKarla Harris, DirectorTrey Wright, Director

Tyrone Jackson, Vocal Jazz Accompanist

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Welcome to the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music at Kennesaw State University

We offer a world class undergraduate education…training future performers, music educators, and leaders in the field of music. More than 285 majors and minors pursue degrees in performance, music education, composition, applied studies, theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Our programs and students stand out as the forerunners for the next generation of inspired musical scholars. We pride ourselves on our students’ accomplishments from successfully acing their first theory exams, perfecting their collective sounds in performances, to signing contracts for their first real jobs! KSU Bailey School of Music has a long-standing tradition of student ensemble performances at state, regional, and national music conferences. Our student ensembles are regularly featured at prestigious conferences throughout the country, including the Georgia Music Educators, National Collegiate Choral Organization, National Band Association, Southern Division College Band Directors National Association, and the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division and National Conferences. Our faculty are dynamic artists-performers-scholars who are conductors, teachers, composers, researchers, and artists who regularly perform with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Chamber Players, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, to highlight just a few. KSU Bailey School of Music is a leader in music training regionally, nationally, and internationally. Start your journey … where talent is cultivated, creativity is nurtured, performers are inspired, and where passion is heard. Leslie J. Blackwell, DMA Interim Director, Bailey School of Music


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On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper/Washington, arr. Kevin Brunkhorst)Guitar Ensemble I:

Chris Marks, Diego Fonseca, Rodrigo Suarez, Owen Anderson, and Trey Wright

Close to You (B. Bacharach/H. David)Auriyan Tillman, VocalDiego Fonseca, Guitar

Born To Be Blue (R. Wells/M. Torme, arr. Barry Galbraith)

Louis Reyes, Guitar

O Barquinho —Little Boat (Roberto Menescal)Piper Johnson, Vocal

Owen Anderson, Guitar

I Can’t Get Started (I. Gershwin/V. Duke, arr. Barry Galbraith)Owen Anderson, Guitar

Blue Train (John Coltrane, arr. Dave Frackenpohl)Guitar Ensemble II:

Chris Sarzen, Jack Pfahl, David Lecomte, Louis Reyes, and Trey Wright

I Can’t Help It (S. Wonder/ S. Greene)Melodie Fort, Vocal

Rodrigo Suarez, Guitar

As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld, arr. Barry Galbraith)David Lecomte, Guitar

Darn That Dream (J. Van Heusen/E. DeLange, arr. Barry Galbraith)Owen Anderson, Guitar

How Insensitive (A.C. Jobim/V. de Moraes/N. Gimbal)Sadie Llop, Vocal

Chris Marks, Guitar

Sonny Speaks (Sonny Berman, arr. Ray Gogarty)Guitar Ensemble II


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Over the Rainbow (H. Arlen/Y. Harburg, arr. Dave Frackenpohl)Chris Sarzen, Guitar

Close Your Eyes (Bernice Petkere, arr. Tyrone Jackson)Vocal Jazz Ensemble:

Melodie Fort, Piper Johnson, Sadie Llop, Victoria Sigur, Auriyan Tillman Vocals

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Karla Harris

Jazz vocalist Karla Harris, known for dynamic delivery and diversity in music, has made a career for decades within the art form she loves. She’s captivated audiences from Portland to Provence, including events such as the Sarasota Jazz Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, Oregon Coast Jazz Party, Nantucket Arts Festival, Atlanta Jazz Party, and a TED Talk.

Critics acclaimed Harris’ 2015 album, Karla Harris Sings the Dave and Iola Brubeck Songbook, calling it “a work of sheer elegance.” The project, sanctioned by the Brubeck estate, was the first full studio recording of vocal versions of several Brubeck compositions, with lyrics by his wife, Iola.

Harris’ 2018 release, Certain Elements, joins together the singer’s influences of contemporary jazz, Latin, swing and blues in a suite of original music and thoughtfully delivered covers. Jazz Weekly writes that Certain Elements, “glows with wonderment.” The album reached #44 on the prestigious Jazz Week chart and receives international airplay, including on SiriusXM’s Real Jazz. In 2020, two of Harris’ original compositions achieved semi-finalist status in the International Songwriting Competition.

A KSU artist-in-residence since 2017, Harris teaches applied vocal jazz artistry to aspiring singers as part of the Jazz Studies program at Kennesaw State University. Learn more: www.karlaharris.com


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Trey Wright

Trey Wright is a jazz guitarist, composer, and recording artist based in Roswell, Ga. Trey spent his formative years as a musician in Athens performing with the jazz quartet Squat, a six-time winner of Best Jazz Band at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards, and a featured artist at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Bel Chere, the Twilight Athens Jazz Festival, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Harvest Midtown, and Athfest. Several of Trey’s compositions with the group have received international airplay and have been featured on Sirius radio and NPR’s All Things Considered.

Trey also performs freelance in the Athens and Atlanta area, and has performed with Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Corey Christiansen and Darmon Meader of the New York Voices. Trey has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival; Jazz A Vienne; the International Festival of University Theatre of Casablanca Morocco; the World Sacred Music Festival in Bangalore, India; and in Montepulciano, Italy. As a solo guitarist and with his trio, Trey has been a featured performer at the Athens Music and Arts Festival, the Athens Jazz Festival, the Lake Oconee Jazz Festival, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival. In early 2008, he began playing with the Georgia Symphony Jazz Orchestra.

In December of 2002, Trey earned a Master of Music degree in jazz studies at Georgia State University. He currently teaches a myriad of classes at Kennesaw State University. He has also taught at LaGrange College, Gainesville College, the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, and was a Jazz Artist-in-Residence at the University of Georgia. From 2011-2016, Trey wrote a column, Jazz Harmony for the Guitar, for the quarterly print magazine Just Jazz Guitar.Learn more: www.treywright.com

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Tyrone Jackson

Born in the New Orleans cradle of jazz, Jackson embodies the spirit of the Crescent City. The blends of jazz, funk and Afro-Caribbean melodies are ever present in his work. Jackson has composed original music for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Natasha Tretheway’s Native Guard, a book of poems turned into a theatrical play at the Alliance Theatre. He has also composed for Pearl Clege’s play, Tell Me My Dream, and this past season’s success story, Ethel. Jackson’s latest CD, Melody in Nede, is his third solo release. He has also recorded CDs Dedicated and Another Voyage with label Hot Shoe Records. His songs are currently played with much acclaim to worldwide audiences on XM 70 Satellite radio. Jackson was also featured in Jazziz Magazine and in several articles in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Currently, Tyrone Jackson is a professor at Kennesaw State University where he is Lecturer of Jazz Piano and teaches a myriad of classes including: Jazz Improvisation I, II & III, Jazz Combo, Applied Jazz Piano, Group Jazz Piano and History of the Blues. Learn more: www.tyronejackson.com

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