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Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music presents Jazz Giants Series

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will offer a series of four, free, hour-long virtual clinics featuring some of the most celebrated names in Jazz. The clinics will be presented during a regular rehearsal setting of the Cardinal Jazz Orchestra. Clinicians will critique the band and offer their perspective on jazz history and their careers, plus some Q and A time from members of the band.

The Jazz Giants Clinic Series will proceed as follows:

October 16: Featuring Trumpet Virtuoso Mike Williams. Mike was the lead trumpeter with the world-renowned Count Basie Orchestra for over 25 years. During that time, Mike traveled the world, performing at the most prestigious international jazz festivals and jazz clubs, and recording with some of the greatest instrumentalists and singers of the last century.

October 26: The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra will be joined by woodwind specialist, composer, and band leader, Kim Richmond. A fixture in the Los Angeles studio music scene for over 40 years, Kim can be heard on countless film and television soundtracks. He has also composed and produced several albums as a soloist and band leader, and toured with the Stan Kenton, Bob Florence, and Bob Mintzer Big Bands.

November 2: features the legendary Peter Erskine. Peter has played the drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on 700 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music (1992). In addition to his busy performing, composing and producing schedule, he teaches drums at the University of Southern California.

November 16: The final clinic of the series will feature none other than Mr. Tom “Bones” Malone. A veteran of the New York Jazz Scene since the 1980’s, Tom was a member of the legendary Blues Brothers and appeared in the film by the same name. In addition to being a regular member of the Saturday Night Live Band for 10 years, Tom has played on 4,400+ television shows (4200 of those on Late Night with David Letterman), 3,000+ radio & television commercials, over 1,500 recordings and thousands of live performances throughout the world. Tom has done 2,700 arrangements for television. 

All clinics begin at 11:30 a.m. and guests will be admitted to the free Jazz Giants Clinic Series on a first come, first served basis. The Zoom link can be found at www.lamar.music.