Denison's Tom Carroll Presents 'A Sunday Afternoon of Jazz'
Date of Event: January 23, 2005
Posted: January 18, 2005
GRANVILLE -- Tom Carroll, jazz guitarist, will present a recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 23) in Burke Recital Hall. Joining him on stage for this "Sunday Afternoon of Jazz" will be four other Denison music department faculty members -- Andy Carlson, Guy Remonko, Ernie Bastin and Doug Richeson.
Carroll will play some of his favorite tunes but with different instrumentation -- adding violin to the more standard accompaniments of bass and percussion.
An instructor in Denison's music department since 1980, Carroll also now serves as the coordinator of jazz studies. He has taught at both Ohio State University and Capital University. He has performed with Ernie Watts, Louis Bellson, Marvin Stamm, Rusty Bryant and Gary Carney and leads his own ensemble, The Tom Carroll Trio. An affiliate artist with the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, Carroll has performed at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., the Mansfield Jazz Festival, the Jazz-On-The-Green in Parkersburg, W.Va., and the Columbus Jazz and Ribs Fest. He has coordinated the Denison Jazz Guitar Festival for a number of years and also is organizer of the Granville Blues Fest. His first recording as leader was "City Lights," featuring Hank Marr, Gary Carney and Jim Rupp. A second "live" album was released in 2002.
Carlson, chair of the music department, is a classically trained violinist and a state champion fiddle player who performs with Carroll in the "La-Z-Boy and the Recliners" group. He leads the Denison Orchestra and bluegrass ensembles. As a studio musician and string arranger he has recorded for Warner Bros., Atlantic, Elektra and Polydor. Seven of the numbers on his recording, "Beyond Boundaries," are his own compositions. He plays a wide range of music, including traditional old-time Appalachian, bluegrass, swing, blues, "new" grass, classical and contemporary acoustic.
Richeson, an affiliated studio instructor in Denison's music department, has toured and recorded with Phil Collins and Tony Bennett, appearing on three Grammy-award winning albums with Bennett. He has recorded for movie and television soundtracks and performed several times at the White House for the President. Richeson also holds a teaching position at the Ohio University School of Music.
Remonko joined the Denison faculty in 2000 and holds emeritus rank at Ohio University. In addition to teaching percussion, he directs the Denison Latin-Jazz Percussion Ensemble and is a member of the Faculty Jazz Quintet. He presents clinics and performs at major clubs and festivals throughout the country including performances with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Pearl Bailey, Gene Bertoncini and Frank Vignola.
Bastin joined the Denison faculty in 2003 and also served on the Ohio University faculty where he was the recipient of both a Distinguished Teaching Award and an Award for Outstanding Service. He is director of the Athens Community Music School's Tuesday and Thursday jazz bands and has played professionally with the Les Elgart Orchestra and Dick Schory's Percussion Pops, He earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in trumpet performance at West Virginia University.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- A Sunday Afternoon of Jazz with Tom Carroll, Andy Carlson, Guy Remonko, Ernie Bastin and Doug Richeson; 3 p.m., Sunday (Jan. 23), Burke Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6220 to confirm information.
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