A Taste of Jazz
A Taste of Jazz

The Washington Conservatory of Music cordially invites you to

A Taste of Jazz

Enjoy a musical mid-week interlude to support the Washington Conservatory of Music. Hear a jazz quartet concert by the world-class WC4 or take a casual stroll in the gardens by the pool while you sip wine and enjoy delicious morsels at a private residence on Burdette Road in Bethesda, Md. (Address will be sent upon payment.)

WC4: Marty Nau, saxophone; Harry Appelman, piano; Steve Novosel, bass; David McDonald, drums (see below About the Artists)

Dress: Jazzy Casual

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Taste of Jazz Host Committee: Margo Reid and Greg Simon ~ Sally and Matthew Canzoneri ~ Sarah Helmstadter and Gregg Solomon ~ Karin and Steven Spurlock ~ Dudley Winthrop ~ Gloria Wang ~ Tobias Werner ~ (committee to date)

Wine provided by INTERBALT PRODUCTS CORP, Konstantin Khizder, President



About the Artists: WC4

Marty Nau, saxophone, is the former lead alto and conductor of the Navy Commodores. He is a Selmer clinician and has played with the National Symphony and Baltimore Symphony and backed up performers including Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Daniels, Stanely Turrentine, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Ethel Ennis, Nancy Wilson, Maureen McGovern, Snooky Young, and many others.

Harry Appelman, piano, has performed in three U.S. State Department music tours -- to South and Central America, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus, and South Asia; in Egypt with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Festival Gnaouas et Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He is a member of Afro Bop Alliance, winners of a Latin Grammy.

Steve Novosel, bass, performed with, recorded with and toured with a veritable Who's Who of Jazz, including Milt Jackson, Bobby Hackett, Al Grey, Eddie Vinson, the Red Norvo Trio, Charlie Byrd, Elvin Jones, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Blue Mitchell, Harry Sweets Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and vocalists Billy Eckstine, Betty Carter, Mavis Rivers, Shirley Horn and Anita O'Day.

David McDonald, drums, is the drummer with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. In addition to his performing duties, he played on live recordings with Phil Woods and Bobby Shew. In 2013, he deployed with a small group who traveled to Quatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan in support of diplomatic and troop morale initiatives as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Each of the musicians are current or former faculty of the Washington Conservatory of Music.


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