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Faculty Jazz Combo Recital

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present a faculty jazz combo recital on Monday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the Canton campus. The program – featuring Jack Ballard, piano; Tyler Carpenter, percussion; Dave Kana, saxophone; and Martin Neilson, bass -- is free and open to the public. A program follows.

 

Jack Ballard, PhD, is associate professor of music at Malone University. He teaches a variety of music production classes and oversees the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. He has composed, performed and produced music in a variety of genres, from classical and film music to jazz and bluegrass. He worked with Gunther Schuller, Wendell Jones, Arthur Post, David Maddux, and Frank Wiley. He received his B.A.Ed and M.M. degrees from Central Washington and Eastern Washington Universities. He received his PhD in theory and composition from Kent State University. His dissertation on hyper extended tertian sonority received the Bruce Benward Student Music Theory Award in 2007. He recently won the 2010 Thanatopolis Memorial Composition Prize for his symphonic poem, "Lament" for chamber orchestra. He also writes music and performs on keyboards, bass, and vocal for dramas, films, videos, and national radio shows, including the award-winning Adventures in Odyssey, and is experienced in digital audio and video editing.

 

Tyler Carpenter is an adjunct music faculty member at Malone University, where he teaches applied percussion, percussion methods, and drum line. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in music education in 2004.  He completed his master's in percussion performance at The University of Akron in 2006.  He is also in his third year as percussion instructor for the Jackson Local School District in Massillon, Ohio, where he instructs and arranges for drum line, teaches percussion ensemble, and is beginning a steel drum band program this fall.  Mr. Carpenter also teaches privately and performs in the Northeast Ohio region regularly and plays with the bands at Rivertree Christian Church.

 

Dave Kana is an adjunct music faculty member in applied saxophone at Malone University. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Dave graduated from Youngstown State University in 1984 with a bachelor of music degree in education (K-12) with a jazz emphasis. While employed at the Campbell City Schools as a 5th-12th grade band director, he went back to school to get a master’s degree in secondary education curriculum development. Dave was a public school teacher for 14 years, taught at the Richland Academy of the Arts, for three years in Mansfield, Ohio, and for 3 years was artist in residence at Clarion University in Clarion, PA. He has also been a faculty member of the famed Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1989. Most notably, Dave has toured with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, where he played the jazz tenor chair. He is actively involved in the live music scene in Cleveland, Akron, Pittsburgh, and surrounding areas with many top professional bands/combos, performing in a wide array of styles. Dave's greatest joy is being home with his wife Lisa, of more than 23 years, as well as 8 dogs, 7 cats, 6 sheep, 9 goats, 4 alpacas, and 20 llamas, all of which are rescued animals.

 

Martin Nielsen, a 2001 immigrant from Denmark to Northeast Ohio, joined Standard Time in 2002. Part of his magic is a custom made Jakob Reitz bass that Martin co-designed. The rest is talent and experience spanning more than 30 years of professional work in settings as diverse as rock, jazz, folk, country, Christian contemporary, alternative, and children's music. In Denmark, Martin fronted the band Collage for 17 years on bass, lead guitar, and lead vocals. In America in the last nine years he has played several shows at the Carousel Dinner Theater and Canton Players Guild. He performs with numerous bands and solo artists. He appears on at least 40 recordings with various solo artists and groups, 9 of which he co-produced, and he has produced 8 albums through his own recording studio, Airborne Productions.

 

Julie Sarver is an adjunct music faculty member at Malone University, where she teaches applied flute, flute pedagogy, and is the director of the Flute Ensemble. She is also the instructor of flute at Kent State University Stark Campus and has taught at Walsh University. This is the twenty-fourth season that Sarver has played flute and piccolo in the Canton Symphony Orchestra. She also holds the position of teaching artist with the Canton Symphony Orchestra Education Department. She has also played with the Pittsburgh Opera, Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Ashland Symphony, the Cleveland Pops and three seasons with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. She was awarded the Top Virtuoso Woodwind Award at the Mid-America Music Association Competition in St. Louis, MO and won third place at the national level of the Music Teacher’s National Association competition in Phoenix, AZ in 1981. She is an active freelance musician, performing with the Canton Player’s Guild and on concerts, recitals, and weddings throughout Ohio. She has adjudicated for the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association competition, and in 2003, she was selected to be a judge for the National Flute Association’s Flute Choir Auditions. Sarver holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Nebraska and a master of music degree in flute performance from the School of Music at Indiana University where her teachers include James Pellerite, Peter Lloyd of the London Symphony Orchestra, and William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra. She is a member of the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association and the National Flute Association.

 

Ian Indorf is the director of the Jazz Ensemble at Malone University. He holds a master’s of music in trumpet performance from Kent State University, and bachelor of music degrees in both trumpet performance and jazz studies from the University of Akron. All college degrees were summa cum laude. Ian is a very active freelance musician in Northeast Ohio and the surrounding region of the United States. He frequently performs in New York City, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis and tours throughout the area. His versatility ranges from principle trumpet in orchestral to lead trumpet in big band positions. Ian is an endorsed performing artist for the Conn-Selmer Corporation. In 1998 he toured with the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra holding the split lead/jazz soloist chair. Ian performed at both the 2001 and 2005 U.S. presidential inaugural balls in Washington DC. In 2007, Ian performed in a tour of France on trumpet with his brother Mark Indorf on pipe organ. National names include: Terry Gibbs, Louis Belson, Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Vallie, Frankie Avalon, Arturo Sandoval, Bob Brookmeyer, Marcus Belgrave, The O’Jays, Sonny Geraci, Bobby Rydell and Bill Dobbins just to name a few. He can also be seen with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Jack Schantz Jazz Unit, and locally, the John Trapani Big Band. Ian has been both a clinician and a guest performer for numerous colleges in the area. He has also assisted over 20 local high schools with their music programs as an instructor, guest performer, and clinician. In addition to directing the Jazz Band at Malone University, Ian is a recording engineer for the University of Akron, and owns Indorf Instrument Repair, a successful instrument repair business.

 

 

Corner Pocket……………………………………………Freddie Green (1911-1987), Donald Wolf
 
Night in Tunisia………………………………………..John Birkes “Dizzy” Gillespie (1917-1993)
 
It is Well With My Soul……………………………………..Philip Bliss (1838-1876), arr. Ballard

 

Accompanied by Julie Sarver, flute and Ian Indorf, trumpet



A Felicidade……………………………………………………...Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)
 
Move………………………………………………………………………..Miles Davis (1926-1991)

 

Solo: Ian Indorf, trumpet



Draw Me Near…………………………………………W. Howard Doane, (1832-1915), arr. Ballard
 
Fourths………………………………………………………………………Jack Ballard, Jr. (b. 1960)
 
Sunday Afternoon…………………………………………………………………….Jack Ballard, Jr.
 
Spain…………………………………………………………………………….Chick Corea (b. 1941)

 

Accompanied by Julie Sarver, flute and Ian Indorf, trumpet