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  • WBGO JAM Live 2015: Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

    March 31, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month with vocalist Champian Fulton. Click below to hear this concert, and tune in to 88.3 FM to hear this group featured on air during the first week of April. A full set list is below.

    Every week in April, WBGO-FM will showcase a different student ensemble with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets will be available online. Enjoy!

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    The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

    live at WBGO 3/6/15

    Conrad Herwig, director

    "Deed I Do" (by Fred Rose with lyrics by Walter Hirsch, arranged by Ernie Wilkins)

    "Let’s Do It" (by Cole Porter)

    "Easy Living" (by Ranger & Robin, arranged by Marc Stasio)

    "The Song Is You" (by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, arranged by Gerald Wilson)

    "They Didn’t Believe Me" (by Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds, arranged by Dave Burger)

    Vocals on all songs by Champian Fulton

    Jimmy Merchant, Sax-Alto
    Oliver Santana Rivera, Sax-Alto
    Sam Tobias, Sax-Bari
    Abraham Burton, Sax-Tenor
    John Donathan, Sax-Tenor

    Guest sax on “The Song Is You” and “They Didn’t Believe Me” by Stephen Fulton

    Gregory DeAngelis, Trombone
    Matthew Echols, Trombone
    Timothy Rechen, Trombone
    Ben Weisiger, Trombone

    Devenny Bennett, Trumpet
    Shawn Edmonds, Trumpet
    Anthony Fazio, Trumpet
    Yi-JIUN Kao, Trumpet
    Joshua Orr, Trumpet

    John Morrison, Guitar
    John Nunez, Guitar
    Michael Bernabe, Piano
    Luciano Minetti, Piano

    Ross Garlow, Bass
    Christopher Smith, Bass
    Kyle Duppstadt, Drums
    Daniel Giannone, Drums

  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: Berklee Global Jazz Institute

    April 23, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Berklee College of Music Global Jazz Institute Group performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

    The ensemble is Mao Sone, trumpet, Michael Wang, trombone, Takafumi Suenaga, piano, Tommaso Gambini, guitar, Alex Gasser, bass, and Jharis Yokley, drums. Marco Pignatari, managing director of Global Jazz Institute, also speaks.

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  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

    April 23, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

    The ensemble, directed by Conrad Herwig, is Oliver Santana Rivera, Mark Jackovic, Peter Baldassare, Isaac Dye, Abraham Burton, and Sam Tobias on saxophonies, Anthony Fazio, George Maher, Suzan Veneman, Devenenny Bennett and Joshua Orr on trumpets, Matt Echols, Andy Kleindienst, Ben Weisiger, and Eric Iannucci on trombones, Sam Johnson and John Morrison on guitar, Michael Bernabe on piano, Michael Noordzy and Ross Garlow on bass, and Michael Winnicki and Daniel Giannone on drums. A full set list is below.

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    Rutgers Jazz Ensemble I, Conrad Herwig director

    Live at WBGO, 4/10/14

    Toy Tune - Wayne Shorter, Arr by Suzan Veneman, Trumpet (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Soloists:

    Issac Dye, Tenor Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Mike Bernabe, Piano (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    Cyclic Episode - Sam Rivers, Arr by Ross Garlow, Bass (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    Soloists:

    Abraham Burton, Tenor Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    Suzan Veneman, Trumpet (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Paranoia - Eric Iannucci, Trombone (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Soloists:

    Oliver Santana Rivera, Alto Sax, (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    George Maher, Trumpet (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

    Sam Johnson, Guitar (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

    Andy Kleindienst, Trombone (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Eleanor Rigby - Lennon/McCartney, Arr by Conrad Herwig

    Soloists:

    Mark Jackovic, Alto Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Matt Echols, Trombone (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

    John Morrison, Guitar (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)