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Presenting

Juilliard Jazz
Ensemble

Sunday

July 19, 2015

3:00 PM at
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY

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Photo of Joseph Doubleday, Vibraphone

The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

Featuring Joseph Doubleday, vibraphone (photo above); Andrew Renfroe, guitar; Russell Hall, bass and Charles Goold, drums.

One of the most exciting and innovative jazz programs in the country, Juilliard Jazz combines education in the history and tradition of jazz with unparalleled professional performance opportunities designed to integrate students into a thriving jazz environment.. Headed by Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, the program educates, encourages and empowers students to succeed in today’s world of music.

This fifth Juilliard Jazz concert in Stamford will feature Joseph Doubleday, a young vibraphonist from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Even in his younger years, Joe managed to surpass his peers in accomplishments. In middle school, he was accepted into the regional and state honor bands for classical and jazz, which he continued throughout high school. Upon graduation, Joe attended the private arts school, Oklahoma City University on a full scholarship as a classical percussionist. While at the school, he played six nights a week at local jazz clubs. After studying classical percussion for two years at Oklahoma City University, Joe received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Throughout his experience in Boston, Joe had the privilege of studying with Ralph Peterson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ed Saindon, Greg Osby, Dave Samuels, Hal Crook, and many others. One of his most significant personal influences and closest tutors is Stefon Harris, renowned American jazz vibraphonist based in New York City. Joe also had the opportunity to perform with many well-known musicians including Ralph Peterson, Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rodgers, Oscar Stagnaro, Dave Liebman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jason Palmer, Neal Smith, Jean Caze, Tia Fuller, and Darren Barrett.

From 2010 to 2012, Joe played in the house band at the legendary Weekly Jam Session at Wally’s Jazz Club, one of the oldest family -owned jazz clubs in existence. Until the end of his undergraduate studies, Joe remained the top call vibraphonist in Boston and the surrounding areas. He has recorded as a sideman on multiple albums, including Ralph Peterson’s The Duality Perspective which received 4 ½ stars in Downbeat Magazine. In addition to touring all over the United States, Joe has toured and participated in multiple national jazz festivals in Europe, South America, and the Carribean. Before graduating Cum Laude from Berklee, Joseph Doubleday was awarded the Most Active Mallet Player Award and the Zildjian Max Roach Award for excellence in his studies.

Joseph attended the Juilliard School of Music from 2013 to 2015 pursuing a Masters in Music, as the first vibraphonist in the school's history. While studying in the prestigious Jazz Studies program, he had the privilege of working closely with Wynton Marsalis, Ray Drummond, Kenny Washington, and many others.

Mr. Doubleday currently leads a group and performs as a sideman regularly in notable clubs around New York City, including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, and Zinc Bar.


Now making waves in the jazz scene, guitarist Andrew Renfroe honed his craft studying and playing with world-renowned musicians including Nat Reeves, Steve Davis and Javon Jackson. Andrew has performed at the New Haven Jazz Festival, Smalls Jazz Club, Hartford's Monday Night Jazz in the Park, The Kennedy Center as part of the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Jazz and Colors Festival with JD Allen and at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in a tribute to Wes Montgomery. He is currently a member of the Carmen Lundy Band performing throughout the U.S. and a member of the Ned Goold Quartet performing regularly in New York City at Smalls and Fat Cat. Andrew Renfroe graduated from the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, Hartt School in 2013 and is now a graduate student in the jazz studies program at the Juilliard School.

 

July 19, 2015

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

Joseph Doubleday, vibraphone
Andrew Renfroe, guitar
Russell Hall, bass
Charles Goold, drums

Swing Era – Popular Music from the '30s and '40s

Set 1

 

“How High the Moon” (1940)

Morgan Lewis

 

“It Could Happen to You” (1944)

Jimmy Van Heusen

 

“Midnight Sun” (1947)

Lionel Hampton

 

“Stompin’ at the Savoy” (1936)

Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson

 

“Flying Home” (1939)

Benny Goodman,
Lionel Hampton

— Intermission —

Set 2

 

“On the Sunny Side of the Street” (1930)

Jimmy McHugh

 

“Stardust” (1927)

Hoagy Charmichael

 

“(Back Home Again in) Indiana” (1917)

Ballard MacDonald,
James Hanley

 

“Over the Rainbow” (1939)

Harold Arlen

 

“Cherokee” (1938)

Ray Noble

Admission is at the door by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. For complete details see our General Information page.

Thank you to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert possible.


Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, bassist and composer Russell Hall began his music instruction at the renowned Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL. There he was able to hone his skills and meet older musicians in the South Florida area. He participated in the Essentially Ellington competition where they placed 2nd in 2010 and 1st from 2011-2012. Because of this program and others, Russell had the opportunity to meet trumpeter Wynton Marsalis who cited him as “one of the leaders of his generation.” With Marsalis, he also participated in the EMMY-nominated HBO program “Masterclass with Wynton Marsalis.”

Since moving to New York City, Russell has performed and recorded with Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis,Cyrus Chestnut, Herlin Riley, Ali Jackson, Joshua Redman, Harold Mabern, Terence Blanchard,Russell Malone, Jon Batiste, Michael Mwenso, Aaron Diehl as well as many others in venues in the US and abroad. Russell is currently attending The Juilliard School under the tutelage of the master bassist Ron Carter. Mr. Hall seeks to present shows to the world that offer both engagement and depth in equal measure.


Native New Yorker Charles Goold began playing the drums at the age of 7 with just a snare drum, a hi hat cymbal and a pair of brushes playing along to his father’s old jazz records. Studying with the great Leroy Williams, Charles Goold played his first gig in New York City at age 12 and has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over a decade. He's performed in a variety settings from concert halls, theater shows and small clubs around the world. Mr. Goold attended Berklee College of Music in 2009. Since moving back to New York City, Charles Goold has begun to make a name for himself amongst his generation for his melodic style, strong sense of groove and ability to swing. He currently plays with his father saxophonist Ned Goold and with pianist Johnny O’Neal while studying at the Juilliard School for jazz performance.


Those who attended our first two Jazz concerts in 2011 and 2012 will fondly remember lead artist and bassist Clovis Nicolas. In 2014 Mr. Nicolas released his first CD as lead called Nine Stories. Read about it on his site clovisnicolas.com or buy it at amazon.com.


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