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2011.04.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Jazz Trombonist Tony Garcia to Offer Clinics at UNO April 21

Omaha – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the UNO Department of Music welcome jazz clinician Tony Garcia to campus on Thursday, April 21.

The accomplished trombonist will provide coaching to UNO combos and clinics in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performing ensembles will include UNO's Vocal Jazz Ensemble and five UNO jazz combos.

The event is $5 for the general public; $4 for students and seniors; and free to all UNO students with use of their MavCard.

Tony Garcia is not only a trombonist and musical educator, but also an author and composer, experienced in both instrumental and vocal genres. He is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, a recipient of the Illinois Music Educators Association’s 2001 Distinguished Service Award and author of Cutting the Changes: Jazz Improvisation via Key Centers, which provides tips and tricks on how to improvise standard tunes.

Garcia has performed with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine and Phil Collins at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Some of the topics Garcia will be covering at Thursday’s event will include Vocal Jazz Ensemble performance, improvisation, rhythm section techniques, and interpreting jazz standards.

For more information, contact Pete Madsen at petermadsen@unomaha.edu or by phone at (402) 554.2297.

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