Jazz Ensemble Residency with saxophonist Garrett Wingfield

Event Date: 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Event Price: 

Tickets: general ($10), non-UCSB students with ID ($5), UCSB students with ID (FREE), children under 12 (FREE). Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the AS Ticket Office window (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion), online at the link below, or by calling the AS Ticket Office at (805) 893-2064.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Saxophonist, composer, and arranger Garret Wingfield will be featured in concert with the UCSB Jazz Ensemble and Combos on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall as part of a three day residency at UCSB. Works to be performed include “Skylark” (as arranged by Bob Brookmeyer), the original compositions “Quicksilver” and “Anthropoidea," and an arrangement of Thelonious Monk’s “Trinkle Tinkle," along with a number of combo performances with Wingfield as guest artist. Other performances and classes TBA, but will include saxophone performance masterclasses and lessons, arranging and composing masterclasses, and improvisation workshops.
About Garrett Wingfield
Dallas/Fort Worth based saxophonist and composer Garrett Wingfield’s musical journeys weave through many different genres, aesthetics, and performance mediums.  He has both recorded with and written large jazz ensemble arrangements for many well renowned soloists and ensembles, including the One O’ Clock Lab Band, Andy Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Greg Gisbert, and Chuck Findley. Recently he contributed an arrangement to a recording project for His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand. His original composition, “Anthropoidea” is featured on the One O’ Clock Lab Band’s "Lab 2015," and won a Downbeat Student Music Award for best Graduate Jazz Composition. Fulfilling his interest in the intersection of performance and composition, Wingfield leads, plays with, and composes for multiple ensembles that perform often around the Dallas and Los Angeles areas. At the core of his current musical trajectory are bands such as the LA based Off Cell, a leaderless original jazz quartet, Ptyx Trio, an innovative harp/sax/guitar improvising group, and The Octopod, a highly composed octet project. As a composer, Wingfield’s interests extend well beyond the world of jazz into mediums such as saxophone quartet, wind band, orchestra, and electronics. He has had pieces commissioned and performed at both regional and national North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. Recent compositions incorporate electronics with improvising instrumentalists in order to cultivate new ways of thinking about interaction and hierarchies. Garrett received a Bachelor’s degree in music composition from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in jazz composition at the University of North Texas. At UNT he conducted the Four O’ Clock Lab Band and was a teaching fellow in the jazz arranging department. He studied composition with Blaise Ferrandino and Richard DeRosa.