Junior jazz studies majors Michael Christie (pictured right), trumpet, and Nathan Davis (pictured left), trombone, recently performed with the prestigious 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Orchestra after being selected to participate in fall 2015. The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Orchestra presented the first set of concerts on Jan. 3 and 4 in New York City at the famed Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center. Ted Nash (pictured middle), a saxophonist in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Wynton Marsalis, leader), served as the guest conductor.
The bass trombonist in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Orchestra was Bryan Woodward ’14 (Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, Classical Trombone), who is now pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Maryland.
The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Orchestra will present the second set of performances in Cumberland, Maryland, on April 8 and 9, in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
Christie is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and studies trumpet with Professor of Trumpet and Conducting Scott Nelson, D.M.A. Davis is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and studies trombone with Adjunct Associate Professor of Classical and Jazz Trombone Matthew Niess, D.M.A.
Mike Christie and Nathan Davis, junior Jazz Studies majors, were selected for the prestigious Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra. The group performed with saxophone great Ted Nash (Jazz at Lincoln Center member) at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center in NYC on Jan. 4.