At 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, Marlborough Public Schools will present its third annual Jazz Night at Whitcomb Middle School auditorium, 25 Union St. The night will feature performances by the Marlborough High School Jazz Ensemble, Jazz II ensemble, and Combo group, plus the Whitcomb Jazz I ensemble and Jazz II ensemble.
This year’s guest artist and featured soloist for the concert will be trombonist Jeff Galindo. During the school day, each of the performing groups will have the pleasure of working with Galindo and then showcase what they worked on at the evening’s concert. Thanks to the generous sponsorship by “Music and Arts,” there will be no admission for the evening performance.
Galindo attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on scholarship after high school. He also studied with Hal Crook, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone with grants by the National Endowment of the Arts, after which he began free-lancing in the Boston area. His experience includes a tour of Europe with Phil Woods and Japan with Makoto Ozone, as well as tours with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Irving Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Robin McKelle.
Galindo toured the world as the trombonist and musical director with Esperanza Spalding. He has performed with such notables as Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, George Russell, Slide Hampton and Johnny Griffin. He has also performed with Gunther Schuller, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, The Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. In Boston, Jeff performs regularly with the Greg Hopkins Big Band and Nonet.
Everyone is invited to this evening of wonderful music that will include a sensational finale conducted by Galindo himself.
Submitted by Beth Wagner, communications liaison, Marlborough Public Schools.