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Composed by Dee Spencer
Performed by University of Nebraska-Omaha Combo
Directed by Darren Pettit
by Greg Yasinitsky
Performed by the 2020 JEN All Star Big Band and featuring solos by Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Roxy Coss, Ellen Rowe, & Bob Breithaupt.
Dianthe “Dee” Spencer is a Professor of Theatre and Dance and former Director of the School of Music at San Francisco State University where she founded the jazz studies undergraduate degree program in 1990. She earned and Ed.D from the University of San Francisco; M.M. from Washington University in St. Louis; and a B.S. from Florida A&M University. Dee served on the piano faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Dee served on the governing boards of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and the SF Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). She is past director of the Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship Award combo for the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (NFAA), GRAMMY All-Star National High School Jazz Combo and the SFJAZZ All-Star High School Ensemble. The SFJAZZ ensemble was a finalist at the Essentially Ellington Competition for Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2002 and 2003. Dee served as a performer and adjudicator/clinician at Walt Disney World’s 2010 Jazz Celebration.
As a keyboardist, Dee has recorded with former Tower of Power vocalist Lenny Williams and Aretha Franklin’s favorite drummer Bernard “Pretty” Perdie. She was a featured performer at the Beijing, Cork, Tasmanian, and Dresden International Jazz Festivals. In various settings, Dee has performed with jazz greats Jimmy Scott, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Branford Marsalis, John Handy, Greg Osby, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Regina Carter and R&B sensation LEDISI. In May 2015, Dee worked with Wynton Marsalis as a judge for the annual Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Competition. Her album “Tranquility” was released in August 2018.
Greg Yasinitsky, a former JEN Board Member and winner of the American Prize in Composition, has an international reputation as a composer, arranger and saxophonist. He has over 210 musical works published which are performed in forty countries around the world. His recent CD, YAZZ Band, has received excellent reviews and is receiving significant, national radio play. As a saxophonist, Greg has performed with many jazz luminaries, everyone from Sean Jones and Jeff Coffin to Sarah Vaughan and Lionel Hampton. Greg is a Regents Professor at Washington State University.
“I was honored to compose JEN-TEN for big band in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Jazz Education Network. The piece is dedicated to the founders of JEN, Mary Jo Papich and Dr. Lou Fischer. JEN-TEN is an uptempo swinger with a prominent bass line and solo—in honor of bassist Dr. Lou—additional solos for tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet and drums and a roaring shout chorus. The premiere was presented by the JEN All Stars Big Band at the 2019 JEN Conference in Reno featuring soloists Bob Sinicrope, bass (past President); Roxy Coss, tenor saxophone (JEN Board); Francisco Torres, trombone (JEN Board); Sean Jones (President Elect); and Bob Breithaupt, drums (JEN Board); performing with Julius Tolentino (JEN Board), Caleb Chapman (Past President), Jeff Coffin and Claire Daly, saxophones; Liesl Whitaker, Pharez Whitted (JEN Board), Todd Stoll (President) and Scott Belk, trumpets; Jay Ashby, Tony Baker and Ashley Shabankareh (JEN Board), trombones; and Monika Herzig (Past Board Member), piano.” –GWY
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JEN Co-Founder Dr. Lou Fischer
Performed by the 2020 JEN All Star Big Band featuring Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Roxy Coss, Ellen Rowe, & Bob Breithaupt