Tom Matta (b. 1966)
Jean-Michel DeFaye (b. 1932)
A la maniere de Debussy (2001)
John Stevens (b. 1951)
Kleinhammer Sonata for bass trombone and piano (2014)
John Ware (b. 1942)
Concerto for trombone (1967)
Allegro non troppo
Jan Bach (b. 1937)
Concert Variations for euphonium and piano (1977)
Space Medley (1993)
Tim Coffman, tenor trombone
Mark Fisher, tenor trombone and euphonium
Charles Vernon tenor and bass trombone
Yoko Yamada, piano
Tim Coffman is one of the most active trombonists and instructors in the Chicago area. A graduate of the prestigious Jazz Studies program at Indiana University, he worked closely with David Baker and Keith Brown. He was awarded the Performer's Certificate after his senior recital.
He performed with the Chicago Symphony playing lead trombone in the Duke Ellington "Nutcracker." He also performed on the recording of "Porgy and Bess," featuring Clark Terry and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. In 2009, Coffman performed with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany for two weeks, with special guest Arturo Sanduval. He was a regular member of the Rob Parton Big Band and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble formerly led by Jon Faddis and Dana Hall. He is now a member of the New Standard Jazz Orchestra. He debut recording Crossroads is available on the Blujazz label.
Mason City, Iowa native Mark Fisher is the assistant principal trombonist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and serves the Santa Fe Opera as principal trombone. Fisher has performed with virtually every major ensemble in Chicago and as substitute with many of the nation's leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony. Also an accomplished euphoniumist, Mark is past prize winner of numerous international solo competitions and his solo CD Eufish continues to meet with worldwide acclaim.
Head of the trombone department at DePaul University, Mark has presented recitals and masterclasses throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan. He has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, Roosevelt University, Northern Illinois University and the Banff International Festival. Mr. Fisher is an honors graduate of both the University of Northern Iowa and the New England Conservatory of Music.
Charlie Vernon began his orchestral career as bass trombonist with the Baltimore Symphony, starting in September 1971. In 1980 he went to the San Francisco Symphony for one season. He was then chosen by Riccardo Muti to play bass trombone with the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he played for five years until coming to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1986.
In April 1991, with the CSO under Daniel Barenboim, he gave the world premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Concerto for Bass Trombone, which was commissioned by the Orchestra for its centennial. In September 2006, he and the CSO premiered Chick a' Bone Checkout, a new concerto for the alto, tenor and bass trombones and orchestra, written by trombonist and composer Christian Lindberg.
Saturday, January 12 at 2:00pm
Gannon Concert Hall
2330 North Halsted Street