IMPfest IV Workshop: George Garzone, saxophone
May 03, 2012 - 12:30 PM
FREE and open to the public for observation
The School of Music welcomes saxophonist George Garzone, special guest of the Improvised Music Project, for a free workshop with UW Jazz students. This workshop is the kick-off event of the fourth annual Improvised Music Project Festival (IMPfest IV).
NOTE: George Garzone also performs in concert with UW Jazz Students on Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., at the UW's Hughes Penthouse Theatre. The concert, presented by the Improvised Music Project as part of IMPfest IV, also features performances by Burn List (with Cuong Vu on trumpet) and Bad Luck. Admission is by donation. For details, visit the IMPfest IV website.
Saxophone workshop: George Garzone leads a second clinic/workshop on Saturday, May 5, 2 p.m., in Music Room 313. This event is free, but attendance is limited to saxophonists.
ARTIST BIO: George Garzone
Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. The group performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal. The group has released three albums. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings. He began on the tenor when he was six, played in a family band, and attended music school in Boston. In addition Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z and John Patitucci, among others.
Garzone is a well-known jazz educator, currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He has also previously taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, Northeastern University and the New School University. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few.
In 1995 he recorded a fine tribute to Stan Getz on NYC called Alone; Four's and Two's, followed a year later with compatriot Joe Lovano, which earned him four stars in Downbeat magazine, and in 1999 Garzone returned with Moodiology. Fringe in New York was released in summer 2000. He is a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, and performed and recorded with this group at the Village Vanguard in September 2002. George is endorsed by Rico Reeds, JodyJazz mouthpieces and R. S. Berkeley musical instruments.