Jazz Summit 2010 Grand Finale Concert set for Feb. 27 at Coe College

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2010-02-09 09:55:44 - General

Guest artists Doug Talley and Mark Maegdlin will be featured at Coe College's 2010 Jazz Summit Grand Finale Concert on Feb. 27, at 8 p.m., in Sinclair Auditorium. This year, 78 middle school and high school jazz bands are participating from throughout the Midwest. Award winners will be recognized during the Jazz Summit Grand Finale Concert intermission.

Tickets are available by calling the Coe Box Office at 319-399-8600 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at the door. Prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

The Grand Finale concert is the climax of a two-day jazz festival and seminar, held Feb. 26 and 27. Events held annually include concerts, workshops and a jazz band competition with awards. This festival has grown to include more than 1,800 musicians.

Along with the guest artists, the concert will feature the Coe College Gold Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Shanley, a local jazz pianist and music educator.

Guest musician Doug Talley is a Selmer saxophone artist and clinician known throughout the Midwest for his contributions to music education and musical talents. He has performed with many prominent jazz musicians and is well known for his live performances with the Doug Talley Quartet. The Doug Talley Quartet has recorded four CDs including "Town Topic," "Night and Day," "Kansas City Suite" and "By Request."

Mark Maegdlin is also a guest musician who is known for his work as a jazz pianist, drummer, organist, producer and music educator. He has earned performance awards from many well-known organizations and has performed with various world renowned artists. He performs not only as a soloist but also as part of the two groups: The Organisms and Trio Cambia.

Music performed by the Coe College Gold Jazz Ensemble will include "Jump Start" by Matt Harris; "Amoroso" by Benny Carter; "Count Me In" by Billy Byers; "Invitation" by Webster and Kaper, arranged by Frank Mantooth; and "Eli's Comin'" by Hoyt Axton, arranged by Adrian Drover.

Other numbers on the program include "Down for the Count" by Frank Foster; "You've Changed" by Carey and Fischer, arranged by Mark Taylor; "Moanin'" by Bobby Timmons, arranged by Mark Taylor; "C Jam Blues" by Duke Ellington; and "Fruitcake" by Jeff Coffin, arranged by David Joyner.

Held annually the last weekend in February, the Jazz Summit features appearances by leading jazz musicians. The Jazz Summit was founded in 1992 and continues a tradition of jazz festivals at Coe College that stretches back to the 1970s. The festival has grown from an afternoon event with an evening concert to a two-day festival encompassing clinics, workshops, jam sessions, a jazz band competition, an awards ceremony, and the huge Grand Finale concert featuring the jazz ensemble from Coe and performances by the guest artists.

Jazz Summit 2010 is sponsored by the Coe College Bands, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Coe Music Department, with additional support from Friends of Music at Coe and Dr. William Carson, the Jazz Summit administrator.

For more information, call 399-8600.

Note - more detailed information about this year's guest musicians is as follows:

Doug Talley

Doug Talley
Doug Talley is one of the recipients of the 2010 Kansas Governor's Arts Awards for his music and the 2009 Johnson County Library Pinnacle Award for Arts in Education for his outstanding teaching abilities. He has performed with many jazz luminaries and shined on stage at jazz festivals around the nation as part of the Doug Talley Quartet at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival, the Kansas City Spirit Festival, and in Las Vegas as part of groups The Four Freshman, The Platters and the Diamonds.

Talley is a Selmer saxophone artist and clinician and has worked with numerous college and high school music programs including the University of Minnesota, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, and many others. Talley was part of the Great Plains Jazz Camp for 12 years and was honored by Kansas City magazine as "40 Under 40 Who Move and Shake in Kansas City in Business, Politics and the Arts."

Currently, Talley's discography includes four recordings on the Sea Breeze label for the Trilogy and Boulevard Big Bands, as well as the Doug Talley Quartet's four CDs which received national airplay, "Town Topic," "Night and Day," "Kansas City Suite," and "By Request." His latest projects include composing and performing soundtracks to three Charlie Chaplin short films, and the Alfred Hitchcock silent feature film, "The Lodger."

Mark Maegdlin

Mark Maegdlin
Mark Maegdlin holds a Bachelor of Music in jazz styles and performance from William Paterson College of New Jersey and a Master of Arts from Eastern Illinois University.

Maegdlin was selected to compete at the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition in Paris and has performed with many world renowned jazz musicians throughout his career. As a freelance jazz pianist he has performed in the New York City area, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Charleston, South Carolina. He has earned performance awards from Downbeat Magazine, Notre Dame University, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Augusta College, Eastern Illinois University, and Illinois Wesleyan University.

Recently, Maegdlin has released an album with Trio Cambia entitled "Change of Season" as well as producing CDs with other jazz musicians. After teaching at Eastern Illinois University as instructor of jazz piano and jazz studies, he currently teaches elementary music and plays with the Johnny Wagner Band.