Next Generation of Jazz Musicians hit the stage at Nighttown!
Featuring Daniel Bruce, guitar and The University School 1:00 Jazz Ensemble and Combo, featuring Chad Komocki, drums
Acclaimed guitarist and composer Daniel Bruce will be guest soloist with the University School 1:00 Jazz Ensemble and Combo. He leads groups of various genres that have performed in the top jazz venues in the Midwest. Bruce has played with Seamus Blake, Ali Jackson, Dan Wall, Bobby Selvaggio, Greg Bandy, Lynn Seaton and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra; he has also played in pit orchestras at Playhouse Square. Dan has recorded two albums as a leader, has extensive guitar and jazz teaching experience, including the acclaimed Interlochen Arts Camp and has had articles on guitar published in national magazines, such as Fingerstyle Guitar. He has a Masters in Jazz Studies from the renowned Jazz Studies Program at the University of North Texas.
In addition, Chad Komocki, one of the Cleveland area’s finest and most versatile drummers
(Harry Bacharach, Miles saxophonist Sam Morrison) will be handling drum set duties this evening, insuring grooving from start to finish.
The groups will be performing music by, among others, Gil Evans, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Parker, Paul Ferguson, Joe Henderson, Bobby Timmons and Dan Bruce. Jazz at University School is under the direction of David Kay, a member for 30 years on both the US faculty and the summer music faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Kay has a Masters in Jazz Studies from Indiana University and has played and/or recorded with Clark Terry, Gary Burton, Aretha Franklin, The King’s Singers, The Temptations, Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross, Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Shawn Pelton (drums/SNL band) and nearly 40 other jazz/pop noteworthies.