A Taste of Jazz

The Washington Conservatory of Music cordially invites you to

A Taste of Jazz

Friday, May 10, 2019, 7-9 pm

Enjoy a fun, musical end to your week while supporting the Washington Conservatory of Music. The world-class WC4 Jazz Quartet will perform classics from the Great American Songbook as you enjoy fine wine and delicious hors d'oeuvres at a private residence on Saunders Lane in Bethesda, MD (address sent upon payment). Dress is jazzy casual.

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

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Taste of Jazz Host Committee: Ginger Ackerman and Gloria Wang, Co-Chairs • Carol A. Bogash • Stefano Lami • Matthew & Sally Canzoneri • Sean Iyer & Tammany Kramer • Steven Spurlock & Karin Strydom • Dudley & Jennifer Winthrop

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.

Robert Redd, piano, is a member of The Duke Ellington Orchestra, performing throughout the U.S. and abroad including Japan, Singapore, Korea, Israel, and London. He was a member of the late Keter Betts trio for 13 years and continues to be pianist and leader for the Wolf Trap Jazz Trio. He performs with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and worked frequently as a member of the Charlie Byrd Trio. He can be heard on numerous recordings and is a QRS recording artist, having recorded two piano rolls for the New York-based company. Recordings include “Bouquet Chorale” (Summit Records) featuring Marty Nau and legendary saxophonist Phil Woods.

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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