Jazz Combos Concert at Shepherd

Come join us for an intimate night of jazz at the W. H. Shipley Recital Hall in the Frank Arts Center on Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 PM, with Shepherd University Jazz Combos, under the direction of Kevin Pace. The concert will feature works by Charlie “Bird” Parker, Miles Davis, and others. Admission is free and open to the public.

Performing Donna Lee, My Little Suede Shoes, Confirmation, and Billy’s Bounce by Charlie Parker, and Star Eyes by Don Raye and Gene DePaul, will be Joanie Dyer on saxophone, Chris Goodridge on trumpet, Kayla Starr on vibraphone, Kevin Pace on piano, Sam Ellis on bass, and Ismael Salgado on drums. So What, Blue in Green, and Solar by Miles Davis, On Green Dolphin Street by Bronislaw Kaper and Ned Washington, and Someday my Prince Will Come by Frank Churchill, will be played by Jerel Parker on saxophone, Jennifer Forbes on piano, Kevin Pace on bass, and Anthony Stoika on drums.

A winner of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, bassist Kevin Pace joined the music faculty of Shepherd University in Fall 2013. He earned his B.A. in music from Elon College and completed a M.M. in jazz performance at the University of Maryland. He has performed with musicians such as Gretchen Parlato, David “Fathead” Newman, Jon Metzger, Freddie Redd, Jon Ozment, Steve Fidyk, Steve Abshire, John Jensen, and Greg Hyslop, a four-star recording artist in Downbeat Magazine. Pace has toured throughout Germany and Austria as well as in his own area, including a several spots at the East Coast Jazz Festival, where he returned as an assistant clinician for the 2002 festival and as a member of the Adam Janjigian Quartet in 2004 and 2005. He is also active as a composer and arranger. Among other projects, Pace has completed the soundtrack for Elon University’s Global Studies CD-Rom (Carpe Viam Press, 2001) and “How To Carve A Pumpkin” (Beardog Productions, 2004), an independent film by Rady Large. As well as being an active jazz musician Pace has become one of Maryland and central North Carolina’s most reliable freelancing bassists performing in the orchestra of the Long Leaf Opera Company of Durham North Carolina and in pit orchestras for musicals such as “Urinetown”, “A Chorus Line”, “The Music Man”, “Company”, and over thirty more throughout the East Coast.

For more information call 304-876-5555 or visit http://www.shepherd.edu/music.