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CRAIG FRAEDRICH, DIRECTOR
The Music of Mardi Gras
The Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble presents a concert celebrating the music of Mardi Gras with New Orleans trumpet star and Shenandoah alumnus Ashlin Parker ’05 (B.M. in Jazz Studies).
Joe Avery (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Second Line (Joe Avery’s Blues)
Lil’ Hardin Armstrong (arr. Alan Baylock): Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Graham Breedlove: Festival Time in the Ville
Spencer Williams (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Basin Street Blues
Professor Longhair (Roy Byrd) (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Go to the Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras in New Orleans)
James “Sugar Boy” Crawford (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Iko Iko
Traditional (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Lil’ Liza Jane
The Meters (arr. Craig Fraedrich ): Hey Pocky Way
Paul Barbarin (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Bourbon Street Parade
Lil’ Hardin Armstrong (arr. Craig Fraedrich): King of the Zulus
Louis Alter, Eddie Delange (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
The Meters: (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Cissy Strut
Earl King, Wardell Quezergue (arr. Craig Fraedrich): Big Chief
Bob Thiele, George Weiss (arr. Craig Fraedrich): What a Wonderful World
Traditional (arr. Craig Fraedrich): When the Saints Go Marching In
MEET THE ARTIST
A versatile jazz trumpeter based in New Orleans, Ashlin Parker ’05 is sought after for big band, small ensemble and solo performances. In the past two years, he has played with various ensembles at international festivals and clubs in Germany, Russia, India, Switzerland, Brazil, Wales, England, Barbados, Bermuda, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, France, Hungary, Finland and Norway. Parker leads the Trumpet Mafia and plays with numerous diverse bands, such as Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Bill Summers and Jazalsa, The Next Generation Big Band, The Original Hurricane Brass Band, Vivaz! and the Moscow-New Orleans Project. He has played with musicians such as Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Roland Guerin, Leroy Jones, Derek Douget, Adonis Rose, Nicholas Payton, Dmitry Mospan, Vadim Eilenkrig, Igor Butman, as well as vocalists Anthony Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Parker’s most recent CDs, with the Ellis Marsalis Sextet, were recorded live at New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2014 and 2015. He shared in the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s debut album, Book One. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s next album, Dee Dee’s Feathers, is scheduled for release in the United States in August, 2015. Parker has been leading the jazz trumpet studio in the music department at the University of New Orleans since January 2011.
Visit www.ashlinparker.com to learn more.
Photos by C. King Photography