George DeLancey Quintet

George DeLancey

George DeLancey Quintet

Randy Napoleon

George DeLancey Quintet

Diego Rivera

George DeLancey Quintet

Rick Roe

Sun

7/17/2016

4:00pm

Jazz

George DeLancey Quintet

  • $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $15 General Admission
  • $5 Student
  • George DeLancey, bass
  • Randy Napoleon, guitar
  • Diego Rivera, saxophone
  • Rick Roe, piano
  • Kayvon Gordon, drums

Event Details

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Don Chisholm Friends of Jazz at the Kerrytown Concert House.

George DeLancey

Possessing a powerful sound, authoritative beat, and an intense, unrelenting swing, George DeLancey is known as a formidable musician from his hometown of Cambridge, OH, to the New York City jazz circuit, and to audiences around the country. He has performed as a sideman with noted musicians Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Winard Harper, Philip Harper, Johnny O'Neal, Willie Jones III, Christian Howes, Richard Galliano, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars. He is an active composer and bandleader, having led ensembles ranging from small groups to a full big band. As an educator, George's resume includes Christian Howes' annual Creative Strings Workshop in Columbus, OH. In addition, he has performed, instructed, and lectured at elementary schools, high schools, and universities across the country with the Winard Harper Ensemble, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People program, and national touring educational ensemble All Grooves. George has studied classical bass for many years, starting with bassist and Luthier Dr. William Jacque Gray, and Dr. Mark Morton of Texas Tech, former principal bass of the Columbus Symphony. He began intensive study of jazz music under the tutelage of Todd Stoll, former director of the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra, and continued his performance studies at Michigan State University under the great bassist and professor Rodney Whitaker.

Randy Napoleon

Randy Napoleon is a guitarist, composer and arranger who toured and recorded with Benny Green, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Michael Bublé before joining The Freddy Cole Quartet in 2007; he arranged most of Cole’s last five albums, including the 2010 Grammy-nominated Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B. Napoleon also has appeared with other jazz luminaries, including Bill Charlap and Houston Person. His latest release as a leader is The Jukebox Crowd. His TV appearances, mainly as a sideman, include shows hosted by David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Lewis and Regis & Kelley as well as on Today and the PBS special Caught in the Act. He also tours with his own bands and is an assistant professor of jazz guitar at Michigan State University.

Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera has been called, “a vital, new voice on the saxophone.” His performances have taken him throughout North America, Russia and Japan. In 2005, Rivera was commissioned by the Center for Great Lakes Culture to compose and premiere an original jazz suite in honor of civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. An avid composer and arranger, Rivera’s arrangements can also be heard on two of The Carl Allen-Rodney Whitaker Project’s critically acclaimed Mack Avenue Records recordings: Get Ready (2007) and Work To Do (2008). In the fall of 2013 he will release his second album The Contender on the D-Clef Records label. Since 2002 Rivera has taught at Michigan State University where he is Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone and Improvisation. In addition to his own ensemble, Rivera has toured with Juno-Award winning Canadian Vocalist, Sophie Milman, The Rodney Whitaker Quartet. Rivera has also performed with Christian McBride, Ellis Marsalis, Jimmy Cobb, The Michael Dease Big Band, The Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and The Gerald Wilson Big Band.

Rick Roe

Rick Roe won First Place in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in 1994, was a Semifinalist twice in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals including the Jacksonville Jazz, Savannah Onstage International Arts, Montreux/Detroit Jazz and Hawaii Jazz Festival. He taught at the MSU and University of Michigan music departments, and his recordings include The Changeover, Monk’s Modern Music and Sphere.