December 2nd , 2013 13:14 pm Leave a comment

Jazz concert will help usher in holidays


The East Tennessee State University Jazz Program will hold its next jazz series concert, “2013 Fall Jazz at the Culp: Only for One Night,” on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Martha Culp Auditorium. The concert will feature legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney.
Roney will perform in concert together with The Jazz Doctors and the ETSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Champouillon, director of the ETSU jazz program. ETSU alumnus Justin Stanton will be making a featured appearance having most recently come off world tours with Snarky Puppy. Stanton’s recent performances also include appearing with Gin Wigmore on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmie Kimmel Live,” “The Ellen Show” and “Good Morning America.”
Roney is an American hard bop and post-bop trumpeter. Diagnosed with having perfect pitch at four years old, he made his recording debut at age 14. Roney recorded his debut album as a leader, Verses, on Muse Records in 1987. A number of albums on Muse, Warner Bros. Records and Concord Records/Stretch Records followed, and by the time he turned 40 in 2000 Roney had been documented on more than 250 audio recordings. His most recent albums are Mystikal (2005) and Jazz (2007), and Home (2012) on HighNote Records.

The Jazz Doctors have been performing as a featured group for the past several years, with performances including jazz festivals, special events and extended club work as house band at several venues.

The performers include Justin Stanton on piano, Barry Hannah on guitar, Martin Walters on bass, Rande Sanderbeck on percussion and David Champouillon as leader and trumpet / flugelhorn.

The ETSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo performs all styles of jazz from straight ahead to bebop to Latin to blues and rock. The ensembles have performed at the Mountain Empire Jazz Festival, the Tri-Cities Jazz Fest and the Virginia Highlands Jazz Fest. The ensemble has performed in concert with such notable artists as Maynard Ferguson, Jon Faddis, Vince DiMartino, Ron Modell, Al Hood, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, Ed Soph, Vaughn Nark, Pete BarenBregge, Ed Shaughnessy, Walt Weiskopf and Jim Snidero.

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 general admission. Tickets will be on sale at the door and through the music department.
For more information, call the music department at 439-4276 or Champouillon at 439-6955. Information is also available by emailing him at


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