Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:GT Jazz Ensembles Featuring Guest Artist, Melvin Jones Georgia Tech School of Music Presents: GT Jazz Ensembles Featuring Guest Artist, Melvin Jones Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:30pm Ferst Center for the Arts Cameron "Chip" Crotts, Director of the Georgia Tech Jazz Program Mace Hibbard, Jazz Ensemble Director Program Hibbard Jazz Ensemble Bali Bali Buck Dance Bill Holman Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me Arr. Ed Gaston God Bless The Child Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Arr. Melvin Jones How About You? Burton Lane and Ralph Freed Arr. Dave Wolpe Mr. Funk Bob Mintzer Crotts Jazz Ensemble At Long Last Love Cole Porter Arr. Billy Byers Basically Blues Phil Wilson Firm Roots Cedar Walton Arr. Melvin Jones Lullaby of Birdland George Shearing Arr. Anonymous Bolivia Cedar Walton Arr. Melvin Jones On mobile devices, scroll to the left to view full table contents. Guest Artist: Melvin Jones Memphis native Melvin Jones has been a force on multiple fronts of the music scene for nearly two decades. This award-winning Trumpeter, Composer, and Educator burst onto the scene having already earned his first Grammy Award while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta. Afterwards he received top academic honors while earning his Master’s Degree under the intensive instruction of the late trumpet impresario, William “Prof" Fielder. After completing his formal studies, Melvin went on to serve as a Collegiate Head Band Director and sought-after Masterclass Clinician on the international stage. His trumpet prowess and arranging work can be heard on nearly 200 recordings across various genres, most recently as a sideman on award- winning Caribbean Jazz Artists Dion Parson and 21st Century Band’s latest release, “Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola: Vol 3” (2019) recorded live at Lincoln Center in New York City. Jones can also be seen and heard on multiple television programs, movies, and nationally syndicated award shows most recently in the House Band for programs such as the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, Stellar Awards, etc. Having completed an extensive two-year tour with entertainment mogul, Tyler Perry on his “Madea's Farewell Tour” Production, Melvin returned to writing genre- bending music for his highly anticipated sophomore album, a follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, “Pivot" on Turnaround Records. Most notably, Jones has remained rigorously engaged throughout the pandemic as a Horn Arranger, Horn Contractor, and Horn Recording Engineer for various programs, most recently on the Star Spangled Banner for Super Bowl LV and the 2021 NBA All-Star Games. Currently Jones serves on faculty at Morehouse College, as Artist in Residence for the US Virgin Islands Department of Education, as Musical Director for the Caribbean Music Institute, and as Musical Director of the Black Gold Orchestra founded by Larry Wilson. Former and Present Memberships and Appointments: Governor's Board (Atlanta Chapter, Grammy Foundation), Atlanta Arts Council, NARAS, BMI, GMEA, GAJE, AAJC, NANM, NCBD, IAJE, Board of Directors for Atlanta Jazz Society, Georgia Council of the Arts, Fulton County Council(s) of the Arts. Melvin is an Endorsing Artist of: Bach Trumpets, Denis Wick Mouthpieces, Reunion Blues Gig Bags and Cases, Empire Ears, and Hercules Stands. Hibbard Jazz Ensemble Members Saxophone Malick Abban Tyrell Snagg Biomedical Engineering Conyers, GA Nicole Woo Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Buffalo Grove, IL Mil Samardzic Physics South Portland, ME Harmon Austin Computer Science Marietta, GA Nathaniel Wert Computer Science Reading, PA Barry Walker Computer Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ Trumpet Christopher Fitzpatrick Computer Engineering Roswell, GA Conor Lenahan Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Morristown, NJ Scott Washburn Mathematics Georgetown, TX Fiona Hou Music Technology Nanjing, China Jackson Fuller Engineering Atlanta, GA Kaylee Lukasek Biomedical Engineering Mendon, MA Trombone Jimmy Kemerait Physics Tifton, GA Cooper Martin Industrial Engineering Macon, GA Emma King Earth and Atmosphere Sciences Evans, GA Sharay Gao Computer Science Gainesville, GA Piano Daniella Ruzinov Computer Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ Jonathan Luo Computer Science Shenzhen, China Alejandro Martinez Physics Dacula, GA Guitar Andrew Wang Electrical Engineering Commack, NY Waid Dunlop Mechanical Engineering Atlanta, GA Bass Alec Burge Music Technology Roswell, GA Lawrence McCourt Biomedical Engineering Long Island, NY Drums John Gordy Music Technology Hartwell, GA Steve George Biomedical Engineering Long Island, NY Vocals Erin Kistenberg Biology Chamblee, GA On mobile devices, scroll to the left to view full table contents. Crotts Jazz Ensemble Members Saxophones Michael Farren Computer Engineering Sudbury, MA Tristan Terry Electrical Engineering Savannah, GA Thomas Grady PhD in Computational Science and Engineering McLean, VA Mark Mossien Computer Science Glastonbury, CT Joseph Deloach Chemical Engineering Douglas, GA Trumpets Matt Harris Biology Carrollton, GA Arianna Mastali Computer Engineering Celebration, FL Steven Aceto Masters in City & Regional Planning Dacula, GA Aaron Hunt Chemical Engineering Savannah, GA Jonathan DeLozier Aerospace Engineering McDonough, GA Trombones Alec Albrecht Aerospace Engineering Urbandale, IA Jeremy Chen Electrical Engineering Dayton, NJ Cole Tinsley Computer Science Alpharetta, GA Joshua Cohen Civil Engineering Lake City, FL Sam Missner Music Technology Roswell, GA Guitar Joshua Rubin Electrical Engineering Norfolk, VA Piano Zach Shah Biomedical Engineering San Jose, CA Gautham Gorti Physics Madison, AL Bass Andreas Paljug Computer Science Pittsburgh, PA Joshua Stephens Chemical Engineering Thomasville, GA Drums Kevin Sadi Computer Science Cumming, GA Vocals Alex Soong Computer Science Bellevue, WA On mobile devices, scroll to the left to view full table contents. 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