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.

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