January 26, 2000: Bring your trombone and join the circus

      January 26, 2000
      Contact:  Rob McKenzie
      (604) 986-1911, local 2172

      On Sunday, January 30, Capilano College presents trombone circus, featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s trombone section along with the celebrated Michael Davis and Bill Reichenbach. The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre.

      More than 100 trombonists are expected to fill the stage in this horn extravaganza. The event was conceived by Davis and The Commission Project as an antidote to the decreasing numbers of students taking up the brass instrument.

      Regarded as one of the premier trombonists on the contemporary music scene, the New York-based Davis has been the bone man for the last three Rolling Stones tours. Prior to that, he spent six years as lead trombonist for Frank Sinatra.

      Los Angeles-based studio bass trombonist, Bill Reichenbach, has been a featured jazz soloist with the big bands of Toshiko Akiyoshi, Buddy Rich, and Don Menza. Music commissioned by The Commission Project and written by Michael Davis will be performed by trombonists attending the workshop.

      The event is free and everyone with a trombone is invited to join in the fun. Trombone circus is presented cooperatively by the Capilano College Jazz studies program, the Vancouver Community College Music department, and the Commission Project. It is made possible in part through a grant from United Musical Instruments, USA, Inc. and Northwest Musical Services.

      Capilano College, in cooperation with the Open Learning University, offers a four-year bachelor degree and a two-year diploma in Jazz studies.

      For more information, contact Rob McKenzie, instructor, Capilano College Jazz studies program, at  (604) 986-1911, local 2172.