Special to the Parade
On Monday, January 14, at 7:30 p.m., UTB’s Faculty Jazz Quartet with special guest Clay Moore returning to the South Padre Island Convention Center for an encore performance as part of El Paseo Arts Foundation’s Showcase Season.
With Terry Tomlin on woodwinds, Richard Urbis on piano, Matt Johnson on bass, Javier Alcala on drums and special guest Clay Moore on guitar, this talented quartet turned quintet makes fabulous music. The musical program features a variety of jazz styles including Dixieland, Ragtime, Blues and improvisations highlighting the musical skills of each artist. You will find yourself clapping and singing along to tunes you know and cheering for the amazing music and sound that each of these musical talents makes with his instrument.
The musical program includes some well-known jazz selections by renowned jazz composers. The opening section of the concert features “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin, “Mack the Knife” (boogie woogie) and ’September Song” arrangements by Kurt Weill, “Tiger Rag,” by Arhille Baquet, “Jazz ‘n Samba,” and “Wave” by Antonia Carlos Jobim, “St. James Infirmary” by James Primrose, “Straight No Chaser” by Thelonius Monk and “Yardbird Suite” by Charlie Parker. After intermission, the musicians return to the stage with a Clay Moore guitar solo, “Scrapple from the Apple” by Charlie Parker, “Misty” by Errol Garner and “Caravan” by Juan Tizol. Audience members can also expect some improvisation on the program offerings with a few surprise numbers added during the concert.
Doors for the theatre open at 6:30 p.m. and a cash bar will be available for patrons.
Tickets are available for purchase at the SPI Visitors Center, Paragraphs Book Store, The Art Gallery in Lighthouse Square or online at www.elpaseoarts.org.