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6469 - Jazz Ensemble Concert, December 4

6469|November 16, 2012

jazz ensemble

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present the Jazz Ensemble Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Johnson Center for Worship and Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program – under the direction of Tom Pylinski – is free and open to the public. A program follows.

  • Tenor Sax, Anna McAnallen, a senior music education major from New Castle, Penn.
  • Trumpet, Michael Willard, faculty and Larry Grovemiller
  • Trombones, Amanda Hetherington, a junior psychology major from Canton, and Alex Fannin, a freshman music education major from Hilliard
  • Vocals, Rebecca Yourko, a freshman communication arts major from Tippecanoe
  • Guitars, Keven Chambers, a junior music production major from New Castle, Penn., and Brad Magyar, a senior music production major from Uniontown
  • Bass, Marcus Cunningham, a senior music production major from Andover
  • Drums, Percussion, Matt Parsons, a sophomore music production major from Canton.


Strike Up The Band, by George & Ira Gershwin; arranged by Sammy Nestico

Get Me To The Church On Time, by Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner; arranged by Mike Carubia and featuring: Rebecca Yourko

Come Sunday, by Duke Ellington, arranged by Mike Tomaro

It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Duke Ellington/Irving Mills, arranged by Mike Carubia, and featuring: Rebecca Yourko

Early Autumn by Ralph Burns/Woody Herman, arranged by John Berry

Autumn Leaves, by Johnny Mercer and Joseph Kosma, arranged by Peter Blair

Watermelon Man, by Herbie Hancock and arranged by Jerry Nowak

Feels So Good, by Chuck Mangione, arranged by Victor Lopez

I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song), by Richard & Robert Sherman and arranged by John Wasson

(Additional arrangements for reduced instrumentation: Tom Pylinski)

Thomas Edward Pylinski earned a bachelor of music degree in trombone performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master of music degree in trombone performance from the University of Akron. He has studied with Edward Zadrozny, Steven Witser, Richard Stout, Harold Reynolds and John Marcellus. Today, Tom maintains an active career as a freelance trombonist and private music teacher in Northeast Ohio. He is a member of the Akron Symphony, the Canton Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony, and the Starkweather Brass. In addition, he is a substitute player with the Erie Philharmonic and the Roanoke Symphony, and has performed with the Wheeling Symphony, Red {an orchestra}, the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, Porthouse Theatre, the Paragon Brass Quintet, the Summit Choral Society, and the Master Singers Chorale. Tom has spent summers at Tanglewood, the Chautauqua Institution, in Colorado as a fellow of the National Repertory Orchestra, and in Ohio where he is currently principal trombonist of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. He has performed with such notable acts as the Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, Lee Ann Womack, and the Temptations. He has also performed in Canada and Europe as well as with Randy Newman and Marvin Hamlisch while at the University of Akron.

Tom is adjunct instructor of low brass and Jazz Ensemble director at Malone University and has also taught at Ashland University, the University of Akron, the Avon School of Music, and the Strongsville Academy of Music. He has taught in the Ohio public school system and at the Ohio Music Education Association convention in Columbus. In addition to his performance and teaching posts, Tom serves on the literature review staff of the International Trombone Association Journal, where he has recently had published several reviews of works for trombone ensemble.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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