April 4th IfCM/Bop Shop Symposium: Detailed Performer Information

Below you will find all of the detailed information about our performers for "Jazz is Ugly... Jazz is Beautiful" on April 4th!

2:00-2:45PM - Laura Dubin and Antonio Guerrero

 ...Seriously focused upon composing and arranging since 2008, Laura has created more than 40 pieces for solo piano as well as small and large ensembles, citing Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Fred Hersch and Claude Debussy among her deepest influences. As a player, she names Peterson, Hersch, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Vince Guaraldi and Wynton Kelly among her models.

In 2013, Laura recorded her first CD Introducing the Laura Dubin Trio featuring Antonio and bassist Sam Weber, performing 10 of her original compositions. The CD was released in November of 2013, and celebrated with a performance in her hometown of Rochester, where Laura and Antonio are currently based. Preparations for a new album are underway, this time featuring music from the Great American Songbook. The album will be recorded in early 2015 and is expected to be released by the spring.

Deeply focused, highly motivated and inspired by some of the most powerful spirits in the jazz legacy, Laura Dubin is ready to take her place as an important contributor to that profound tradition.... for more visit: http://www.lauradubin.com/

2:55-3:40pm - Bill Tiberio Band

Musical selections that straddle the divide between straight-ahead and pop-oriented jazz. For more info visit: http://www.billtiberioband.com

3:50-4:20pm - SOTA Combo

Directed by Doug Stone

4:30-5:15pm - Doug Stone & Friends

Original music by saxophonist Doug Stone. Doug Stone’s career has involved work as a touring musician, primarily with jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson and his band, the Big Bop Nouveau, as well as with the “world-jazz” group Panoramic, and with a number of ensembles from Chicago, Illinois. His time on the road has taken him to virtually every corner of the United States as well as Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Canada. As a member of groups at Northern Illinois University Stone had the opportunity to perform with Frank Foster, Benny Golson, Frank Wes, Jimmy Heath, Rufus Reid, Larry Ridley, and Carl Allen. As a member of the Birch Creek Academy Band he has performed with jazz luminaries Dennis Mackrel, Harold Jones, Derrick Gardener, Tonya Darby, Clay Jenkins, and Reggie Thomas. He spent six years working full-time as a freelance saxophonist and woodwind player, teacher, composer, and arranger in the rich musical environment of Chicago... for more visit www.dougstonejazz.com

5:25-6:10pm - IfCM Collective

The showcase ensemble of Institute for Creative Music, this sextet features original music on the cutting edge--combining strong grooves and composition with avant garde improvisation

6:15-7:00pm - Symposium

Bop Arts, Inc. will facilitate a panel discussion including Tom Kohn from Bop Shop Records and special guests Angie Sanchez and Omar Tamez, giving insight into creating and performing jazz in the 21st century.

7:10-7:40pm - Fairport HS Combo

Directed by Bill Tiberio

7:50-8:35pm - Aaron Staebell

“Energized and eclectic, a weirdo you won’t want to miss.” —Toronto Star"

“Aaron Staebell has been delivering new projects to his audiences with regularity since 2005. Todays performance features yet another new venture, guaranteeing that whether you like it or not, you will rarely, if ever, hear the same thing twice from Staebell.”

8:45-9:15pm - Harley School Combo

Directed by Mike Kaupa

9:30pm - Nick Finzer's Ten Year Suite

Composer/trombonist Nick Finzer was commissioned by the Institute for Creative Music to create this work for a 10-piece Jazz ensemble. “A Ten Years Suite” is an intimate musical reflection of Jazz composer and trombonist Nick Finzer’s most personal relationships, and how they have evolved. Musical reflections of a decade in the life of a young artist evolve around common themes of the human comedy which will touch you as they have touched him. More on Nick at www.nickfinzermusic.com