Concert to feature guest Tom “Bones” Malone

Posted on: November 26, 2012

The College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble will present an evening of blues classics and innovative jazz arrangements featuring guest artist Tom “Bones” Malone.

A multitalented musician, Malone plays the trumpet, tuba and saxophone, though as his nickname implies, his specialty is the trombone. Malone performs with the CBS Orchestra and has created more than 400 arrangements for the “Late Show with David Letterman.” His performance is sponsored by musical instrument-maker Conn-Selmer Inc.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform some of Malone’s arrangements including “A Night in Tunisia,” “All the Things You Are” and “One Note Samba.” Other selections include tunes made famous by the Blues Brothers such as “Soulful Strut, “Down Home Blues” and “Sweet Home Chicago.”

The concert is an opportunity to preview Malone and the COM Jazz Ensemble’s upcoming performance together at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta, Ga. The Jazz Ensemble was selected through a challenging audition process to perform at the national conference.

“It will be a privilege for the College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble to perform at this conference for an international audience,” director Sparky Koerner said.

The concert will be held Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the COM Theatre. A $5 donation is requested to help support the ensemble’s traveling expenses to the conference.

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