Garnet Valley High School - Jazz Jaguars 2022
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Garnet Valley would like to thank Mr. Snyder and Penncrest High School for hosting another great festival, and we hope you enjoy our performance.

Program

Director: Steve Selfridge

 

Selection #1: Such Sweet Thunder

By Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Solos:

  • Logan Craley, trumpet;

  • Tim Elliott, trombone

 

Selection #2: All Heart

By Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Solo: Sathvik Chadive, trumpet

 

Selection #3: Us

By Thad Jones

Solo: Dan Lin, alto sax

The Garnet Valley High School Jazz Band begins their performance tonight with a composition by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn titled “Such Sweet Thunder”.  It is the opening movement of their Shakespearean Suite, composed in 1957.  This tune will feature Logan Craley on trumpet and Tim Elliott on trombone.

 

Their second selection tonight is another Ellington/Strayhorn composition.  This one is a ballad composed as part of the suite “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald”.  Originally played by the great Ellington trumpeter Shorty Baker, this tune will feature Sathvik Chadive on trumpet.

 

Our third and final number is the funky rock classic by Thad Jones entitled “Us”.  Thad Jones was a highly influential trumpeter and composer/arranger for big band.   Together with drummer Mel Lewis, he led the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis big band, which continues to perform to this day as the Vanguard Band every Monday night at the Village Vanguard in New York.  This tune features all the sections of the band, and brief solos by lead alto Dan Lin.