Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tenor Sax Great Bob Mintzer In Lexington

Bob Mintzer is one of the best tenor saxophone players in the world. He is also one of the leading composers and arrangers of contemporary music and is well known for his work with YellowJackets. In addition, he leads The Bob Mintzer Big Band.

Mintzer will be at UK later this week teaching and playing in various university ensembles. The rehearsals are free and open to the public.

Here is the schedule:

Saturday, 4/22, 1:00-3:00 P.M.: Master class/open rehearsal with UK Sax Quartets (Fine Arts Building, Room 22)

Saturday, 4/22, 3:00-5:00 P.M.: Rehearsal with Osland Saxophone Quartet & UK Wind Ensemble (Singletary Concert Hall)

Sunday, 4/23, 3:00 P.M.: Concert Featuring Bob Mintzer with the Osland Saxophone Quartet & UK Wind Ensemble, Singletary Concert Hall, FREE

Sunday, 4/23, 7:00-9:00 P.M.: Rehearsal with DOJO - DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra (Fine Arts Building, Room 22)

Monday, 4/24, 8:00 P.M: Concert with Bob Mintzer & DOJO, Comedy Off Broadway at Lexington Green. $7.25 cover - reservations recommended: 271-JOKE

I plan to check out the Saturday masterclass before heading out to my gig at Caproni's, am hopeful of bringing my kids and a sax student or two to the free concert on Sunday, and certainly look forward to hearing Mintzer with DOJO on Monday night. Monkey and Tami Bob will be joining Sharon and I at that concert. It should be fun hearing Mintzer trading solos with Vince DiMartino, Miles Osland, and Ricky Cook. There will be some serious talent in that room.


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