Saturday, March 1, 2003

Dos Pueblos High School
Jazz Festival Finale

with special guests

The Cal State Los Angeles Jazz Ensemble
Jeff Benedict, director

and

Saxophonist Kim Richmond with The UCSB
Jazz Ensemble

 

Program

The Cal State Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra
Jeff Benedict, Director

One O¹Clock Jump William ³Count² Basie

Swing Low Sweet Chariot Traditional arr. by Bill Holman

We¹ll Be Together Again Fischer/Laine arr. by Frank Foster

Come Rain or Come Shine Arlen/Mercer arr. by Pat Williams

Young and Fine Joe Zawinul arr. by Jeff Benedict

North High Street Parade Ted Piltzecker

Intermission

The UCSB Jazz Ensemble
Jon Nathan, director

Hang Gliding Maria Schneider

featuring Guest Artist Kim Richmond

Old Acquaintances Kim Richmond

Trains Kim Richmond
UCSB Jazz Combo II

Everything Happens to Me Matt Dennis arr. by Kim Richmond

You Don¹t Know What Love Is Raye/DePaul arr. by Kim Richmond
UCSB Jazz Combo I

In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning Mann/Hilliard arr. by Kim Richmond

Sister Sadie Horace Silver arr. by Alf Clausen

 

KIM RICHMOND is an active and versatile musician. He has been involved in nearly every facet of the professional music industry. Kim considers his ³Jazz voice² identity to be the alto saxophone, for which he is becoming increasingly recognized. In the area of composition, Kim completed a major work for symphony orchestra titled ³Centuria² which was premiered in March 2000. In years past, he was commissioned to compose a symphonic work for the Long Beach Symphony and a multi-movement piece for the Inland Brass Quintet. Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Clare Fischer, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia among others. Kim¹s latest recording, released Summer 2001, is ³Ballads² (on Chase Music Group label), a collection of his favorite standards in a jazz setting featuring his own solo alto and soprano saxophone styles. The improvisational Kim Richmond Jazz Ensemble is showcased on the critically acclaimed Nine Winds Records/USA Music album release ³Looking In Looking Out.² Released on Sea Breeze Records in February,1993 was the first album (titled ³Passages) of the Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra, a 23-piece showcase for Kim¹s writing and soloing abilities. The Orchestra is characterized by symphonic colors and textures over a free swinging (and sometimes free-form) jazz base. His third CD ³Range², co-led with trumpeter and tour partner Clay Jenkins, is on Nine Winds Records. Released in July 1999 was the Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD ³Look At The Time.² At this time, Kim is working on the release of his Concert Jazz Orchestra¹s new recording, which should be out in the summer of 2003. In 1986 Kim conducted his ³Los Angeles Symphonic Jazz Orchestra² in a month-long Japanese tour featuring his own writing and solo performances. In June 1997, he toured Japan with the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. He has written and conducted original musical score^s for several television series, among them ³Kojak² and ³Harry O,² as well as an ABC-TV Movie of the Week. Kim has composed new works for the concert stage, including major new Jazz pieces, commissioned by various college music departments. Most of these compositions are in the published series of Walrus Music Publishers available to schools. During the summer of 1993, and again in Fall of 1996, Kim served as artist-in-residence at Australia¹s University of Sydney Music Conservatorium Jazz Studies program. Kim has been active as a regular radio host of a program on jazz and avant-garde music, and has written articles and reviews for jazz magazines (Saxophone Journal and Jazz Player). In spite of his busy schedule in the professional music world, Kim enjoys keeping in touch with the educational music field by serving as guest lecturer, conductor and soloist (his primary Jazz voice is on alto saxophone) at college music festivals and workshops around the country, touring several times a year. Currently Kim is on the jazz faculty at the Univeristy of Southern Califormia (USC) where he teach ensembles, composition and saxophone. He is a Selmer artist and a clinician/ artist -in-residence at the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps held at Drury College, Springfield, MO and Simpson College, near Des Moines, IA.. He is also a member of the faculty of the Bud Shank Summer Jazz Camp in Port Townsend, Washington, and the University of Iowa Summer Jazz Camp, Iowa City, IA. In Los Angeles, he is Music Director and conductor for the Los Angeles Music Center¹s Spotlight Awards (spotlighting Southern Calfornia¹s top student talent), held every April. Whatever his mode of expression, be it instrumental performance, composition, arranging and conducting, KIM RICHMOND is striving to express a uniquely original voice, combining his extensive experience with the new sounds of our evolving musical world.