UW-Green Bay, CL 815
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Last update: 1/15/08
For Immediate Release:
UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest features saxophonist Ed Calle
Calle can be heard as a soloist and sideman on many recordings, and two of his solo recordings, "Ed Calle Plays Santana" and "In the Zone," which features original compositions and jazz standards, have received Grammy nominations. He appears on Grammy-award winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval and Jon Secada. He has recorded and performed around the world with artists such as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Michael Bolton, Rhianna, Vanessa Williams, and others, and has been heard on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. Calle is a member of the Miami Saxophone Quartet, leads the Fuego Caliente Latin Jazz Orchestra, and owns and operates a recording studio. He is finishing production on his newest recording featuring all new original Latin jazz compositions and arrangements.
Calle will perform with the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble on several numbers including some that he has recorded with Arturo Sandoval. Those include "Rene's Song," arranged by John Salerno, and Calle's own arrangements of "Take the A-Train," and the theme from "I Love Lucy." The UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble will join in on "Why Not," arranged by John and Chris Salerno.
The concert also provides an opportunity to feature trumpeter Adam Gaines, who joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in August. In addition to teaching, Gaines has an active performance schedule and numerous compositions and arrangements to his credit.
The 4 p.m. concert will open with two high school jazz ensembles selected as "outstanding" for their performances in the day's activities.
John Salerno directs the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble and Chris Salerno directs the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Tickets for the Jazz Fest concert are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The numbers for tickets are (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.
08-10 | Contact: Virginia Dell firstname.lastname@example.org, (920) 465-2144