Athens Jazztet To Open Rhythm on the River Series

The PB&J’s (Pomeroy Blues and Jazz Society) are happy to announce the Athens Jazztet will be the opening act for the 2012 Rhythm on the River music series. Opening night is set for June 29 at 8:00pm. Phil Ohlinger, PB&J’s President, says “I’m ecstatic to have the Jazztet perform, wonderful music from a group of wonderful musicians, true professionals. We’re fortunate to have them this close to home.”

The Jazztet evokes the classic two-horn quintet sound of Miles Davis and Horace Silver while encompassing elements of music from across the spectrum of jazz repertoire. From blues to hard bop, from Latin to New Orleans funk, a Jazztet performance has something for everyone – whether or not they consider themselves jazz fans. The Jazztet features valve trombonist Ernie Bastin, saxophonist Matt James, guitarist John Horne, bassist Terry Douds and drummer Guy Remonko. For more information visit www.johnhorneguitar.com

Jazztet set to perform Tuesday at Ohio University Southern

Reprinted from The Huntington,WV Herald-Dispatch

IRONTON — The Jazztet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, as part of the Ohio University Southern Campus Performing Arts Series.

The performance will take place at the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda. Admission is free.

The Jazztet, Athens’ Premiere Jazz Quintet, consists of Ernie Bastin on valve trombone and percussion, Guy Remonko on drums and percussion, Matt James on saxophone, John Horne on guitar and Terry Douds on bass. A Jazztet performance evokes the classic two-horn quintets of Miles Davis and Horace Silver while embracing the most durable, standard tunes in the jazz canon alongside more contemporary works by composers such as Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny.

Bastin is professor emeritus of trumpet at Ohio University. He has a bachelor of music degree from West Virginia University and a master of music degree from the University of Illinois. He currently works part-time teach jazz improvisation and brass methods.

Remonko is professor emeritus of percussion at Ohio University and teaches part-time. He has performed with a variety of well-known artists including Pearl Bailey, Diane Schuur, Eddie Daniels, Marvin Stamm, Gene Bertoncini and Bucky Pizzarelli.

James is a professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Ohio University teaching saxophone, jazz theory, jazz arranging and directs the jazz ensembles. He has degrees from Northern Illinois University and the University of North Texas, where he was the lead alto saxophonist with the acclaimed One O’Clock Lab Band.

Horne is professor of guitar at Ohio University and the University of Rio Grande in addition to having a private teaching practice. He has a degree in guitar performance from Duquesne University. He has taught classes and workshops for Ohio University, the National Guitar Workshop, Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp and Athens Community Music School.

Doud is a broadcast technician for Ohio University and teaches audio courses for the Ohio University-Lancaster regional campus. He is a sought after bass instructor, performer, clinician and engineer/producer. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he performed on four award-winning albums with The OSU Jazz Ensemble.

For more information, contact Pat McCoy at 740-533-4541.

The Jazztet: 2nd Tuesday Jazz April 14 2009

jamOn Tuesday April 14th The Jazztet will be returning once again to The Front Room in Baker Center. We’ll be celebrating jazz appreciation month with some new tunes and some old favorites. Please note that the performance time has been changed form 7:00pm to 8:00pm for Spring quarter. We hope you can join us for another night of great jazz!

Tuesday April 14 2009 8:00-10:00pm
2nd Tuesday Jazz Series
The Front Room
Baker University Center
Ohio University
One Park Place, Athens, OH 45701
740-593-4020

2nd Tuesday Jazz Series Begins September 9

The Jazztet will be kicking off our monthly jazz series at The Front Room in Baker Center this Tuesday September 9th. We’ll be performing on the second Tuesday of each month and special guests will be sitting in from time to time again this year. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday September 9 2008 8:00-10:00pm
2nd Tuesday Jazz Series
The Front Room
Baker University Center
Ohio University
One Park Place, Athens, OH 45701
740-593-4020