JAZZ SPECTACULAR AT HAMILTON
Though best known as a headliner at the world's premier jazz events, Terry isalso regarded as one of jazz's finest educators. Celebrated for hisinnovation, technical virtuosity and swinging lyricism, he became one of thespotlighted players of the Tonight Show band and gained national attention as asinger with his unique Mumbles scat. His musical credits includesuccessful stints in the bands of Charlie Barnet, Charlie Ventura, EddieVinson, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. His numerous awards and achievementsinclude an honorary doctorate from Hamilton in 1995.
Bunch's accomplishments include stints with Benny Goodman, Woody Herman andBuddy Rich. He once conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the HollywoodBowl, and was musical director for Tony Bennett for many years. Today he worksbig jazz festivals throughout the world.
Haggart was one of the Swing era's most notable instrumentalists andarrangers. He first came to prominence with the Bob Crosby Orchestra where his"Big Noise from Winnetka" became the signature tune. He continues to be amajor player in today's classic jazz scene, appearing at jazz festivals andlending his arranging skills to various artists.
Rosengarden has been a percussionist, bandleader, television celebrity andrecording artist for almost 40 years. He was with the NBC-TV staff band for 20years, working with conductor Arturo Toscanini. Today he performs with SopranoSummit, New York Jazz Repertory and The Trio with Milt Hinton.
Davern has established himself as one of the finest clarinetists in the world.He began playing professionally at age 16, and at 19 recorded with JackTeagarden. Having toured and performed with Pee Wee Erwin, Buck Clayton andEddie Condon, today he performs at jazz festivals and classic jazz recordings.
Barrett has performed for television and films and has been associated withbig name bands, including those led by Benny Goodman and Woody Herman. NewYorker jazz critic John Wilson one wrote that Barrett is "...a player DukeEllington would have loved." He is the co-leader of the Alden-BarrettQuintet.
Newsom still tours with the Tonight Show band, with whom he has performed formore than 30 years. He is a veteran of many classics, and has been praised as"a total reedman and an accomplished dead-pan comic."