IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
BRIAN WINGARD - SAXOPHONE
CHRIS ISHEE - PIANO
ANDY ZADROZNY - BASS
JOHN TRENTACOSTA - DRUMS
FRIDAY - AUGUST 14th
Museum Hill Cafe
Doors Open at 6pm / Concert Begins at 7pm
Tickets: $25.00 non-members / $20.00 members
Reservations and Information: 505-983-6820
Originally from Cleveland, Brian earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Central State University.
Time invested there included training from Norris Turney (Duke Ellington Orchestra), Lester Bass (Count Basie Orchestra and Lionel Hampton Orchestra), Vince Genova (Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Eddie Harris, and more). It was also there that Brian's own performance career began with the Brian Wingard Jazz Quartet. 2005 brought a move to New Mexico, setting up current study relationships with seasoned jazz veterans Bobby Shew (Grammy- nominated trumpeter) and Eddie Daniels (Grammy Award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist). Brian also shares his gift of musical talents with students within the public school system. He performs regularly with the Brian Wingard Quartet and makes guest appearances throughout New Mexico. A modernist on both tenor and soprano saxophone, Wingard also composes challenging music, enjoyed by his audience.
"What a pleasurable surprise to know that saxophonist Brian Wingard is living close to me and that I can get to play with him from time to time. He's the REAL thing, great chops, ideas, and such positive energy, fun to play with! " -- Bobby Shew, Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter
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