Jazz Ensemble Italy Tour

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​​Umbria ​Jazz Festival Performance

T​​​uesday, July ​​16, 2024 in Perugia, Italy​

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Program

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​​Love F​​or SaleCole Porter, arr. Pete Meyers

Harlem A​irshaftDuke Ellington, transcribed by Brent Wallarab

Over​ture To The Royal Mongolian Suma Foosball FestivalLyle Mays

Ran​​diPhil Woods

Da​ahoudClifford Brown, arr. Mark Taylor

Eleano​r RigbyLennon & McCartney, arr. Eric Richards

Blue​s For KellyTom Palmer

T.O.P. Ad​jacentGordon Goodwin​

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About UD

​​The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Undergraduates may choose to major in any one or more of over 100 academic majors. The University's distinguished faculty includes internationally known scientists, authors, musicians and teachers, who are committed to continuing the University of Delaware's tr​adition in providing one of the highest quality undergraduate educations available. The University enrolls more than 17,000 undergraduates and over 3,600 graduate students. As a state-assisted, privately controlled institution, the University seeks to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of geographic regions.

The main campus of the University, situated in the northwest corner of the state in the town of Newark (pronounced New Ark, as it was once spelled), offers a traditional small-town college atmosphere in a location that affords easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby metropolitan areas.​

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About Jazz Ensemble

UD Jazz Ensemble Group

Capturing the energy and excitement of big band jazz, the University of Delaware's Jazz Ensemble explores a wide variety of music, past and present. The focus is on playing a broad range of styles written in the big band idiom. Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tom Palmer, performs concerts on campus and is in frequent demand for performances at off campus venues, regional schools, and jazz festivals.

Each year a well-known guest artist appears in clinic and concert performances with the jazz ensembles. Previous guests include Arturo Sandoval, Larry McKenna, Phil Woods, John Fedchock, Jeff Coffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Roger Ingram, Ingrid Jensen, Steve Wilson, Kenny Werner, the Brazilian group, Minas, Michael Dease, Sean Jones, and Maria Schneider.​

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Jazz Ensemble Personnel

Saxophones

Alto 1 – Eva​n Taylor

Alto 2 – Jill​​​ian Fetrow

Tenor 1 – Be​n Koly

Ten​or 2 – Jeremy Sherman

Ba​ri – Megan Erbe​

Trumpets

Andrew Steinberg

Isaac Weathersby

Matthew Gianquinto

Josh Turek

Ilsa Larson

Trombones

Katie Snyder

Hunter Maddock

Jonas Cohen

Blake Downs

Rhythm Section

Guitar – Elliott Bastian

Piano – Logan Slansky

Bass – Graeme Leighton

Drums – Trevor Otto

Drums/Percussion – Brenden Groll​​

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Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

​Tom Palmer ​is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Delaware where he heads the jazz studies program. He directs Jazz Ensembles I & II, the Jazz Chamber Ensembles and teaches applied lessons on drum set and jazz piano. Tom has performed with many jazz artists including Ernie Watts, Robin Eubanks, Herb Ellis, Donald Byrd, Wayne Bergeron, Roger Ingram, and Allen Vizzutti. He has appeared at the Kennedy Center, the Grand Opera House in Wilmington and in various area jazz festivals including The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival and the True Blue Jazz Festival. His recording credits include Don Glanden's CD Only Believe featuring Ernie Watts; Shawn Quaissanee; Craig Thomas; The Whitney Project; and with his wife, jazz singer Ellen Lebowitz's CDs Invitation to Yesterdays and Smokin' Aloud. Tom is a past president of the IAJE Delaware Chapter, a member of JEN and a frequent clinician. He stays busy composing and arranging, as well as performing on drum set and piano with many of the area's jazz groups.​

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School of Music Jazz Faculty

Miles Brown
Bass, Improvisation, History, and Theory

Todd Groves
Saxophones

Nick Pietuszka
Trumpets

Bruce Tychinski
Trombones

Dave Bozenhard
Guitar and Improvisation

Tom Palmer
Program Director
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Chamber Ensemble, Drum Set and Jazz Piano​

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Special Thanks

The University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble would like to thank the following people for their generous support of this tour:​

Dennis and Eleni Assanis
President and First Lady, University of Delaware​

Deborah Hess Norris
Interim Dean, University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences​

Suzanne Burton
Associate Dean for the Arts, University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences​

Daniel Stevens
Interim Director, University of Delaware School of Music​

Tamara L. Smith
Business Administrator, University of Delaware School of Music​

Kajsa Haracz
Communications Director, University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences​

Faculty and Staff
University of Delaware School of Music​

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