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Prolific Austin composer, first call pianist Rich Harney dies suddenly at 66

Prolific Austin composer, first call pianist Rich Harney dies suddenly at 66

jny: Austin is mourning the loss of one of its finest and most beloved musicians, pianist Rich Harney. Harney passed away on January 5, 2020, just before a Sunday night trio gig at The Elephant Room. Born in Champaign, Illinois, Harney was a prolific composer first inspired by the recordings of Oscar Peterson. Influences include Thelonious ...

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Jimmy Lohman

I started playing guitar at age 13, in 1965 and am basically self-taught. I come from a musical family. My father, Art, is a wonderful jazz trumpeter and competent pianist. My mother played classical piano and my brother sings and has a Ph.D in music theory.

Bob Patin

Bob Patin has been passionate about the piano since he was 5 years old. One of his childhood dreams was to work in recording studios; another was to perform on stages in front of large crowds. Still another was to get the chance to play with great musicians. Bob has realized all of these dreams countless times. While living in Nashville for 34 years, he was part of thousands of recording sessions, played with some of the finest musicians in the world; he's played for crowds as large as 90,000 people, played in 49 of 50 states, toured the world as a professional musician; he's played on stage, on national TV or in the studio with hundreds of well-known recording artists over the years

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Thomas Vinnedge Jenkins

Grew up in Beaumont. Student of Everette James (father of Harry James). Jobbed as a freelance player my entire life. Subbed on several name bands but never bought into the "great" deals offered. Spent 52 years in Higher Education Administration. Was music arranger for Vince DiNino and The University of Texas Longhorn Band. Retired and living in Wimberley.

Ace Alonzo

ACE ALONZO DRUMMER / PERCUSSIONIST Austin , TX (512) 626-5937 [email protected] Links : http://www.reverbnation.com/acealonzo http://www.facebook.com/drummeracealonzo Drum Experience : I pride myself in all phases of drumming and percussion from live performances with full bands in clubs, bars, and auditoriums and show cases. I keeping fit for the physical requirements playing drumms requirements. I practice regularly to keep my skills fresh while learning new drumming techniques

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Bill Troiano

Bill Troiano received his Bachelor of Music Education (BM) degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1973 and a Master of Tuba Performance and Brass Literature (MM) degree from The Eastman School of Music in 1974. Mr. Troiano retired from the Connetquot School District where he taught middle school/junior high instrumental music from 1980-2007, including concert band, jazz ensemble and lessons. As a guest conductor, Mr. Troiano has conducted various regional honors bands on Long Island and he was a guest conductor of the Huntington Community Band. He has also been an adjunct instructor of tuba and euphonium at C.W

Hard Proof

The Austin-based ten-piece collective of musicians known as Hard Proof began by studying the blueprint of Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band, as well as funk and jazz from the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2008, Hard Proof features members of Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, The Calm Blue Sea, Cougar, Ocote Soul Sounds, Spanish Gold, and several other notable Austin acts. While their self-titled album was well received on its 2010 release, there seems to be universal agreement that their live shows are something not to be missed. Austin taste-maker Laurie Gallardo of KUTX radio may have put it best: "This local nine-piece ensemble always puts on an electrifying live show, an absolute blowout of non-stop percussion action and blasting brass, bringing the best of both worlds to the stage by mixing classic styles and plenty of their personal panache to own the show." As if they weren’t busy enough between Hard Proof and their other bands, the Hard Proof Horns have found work as sidemen with such notables as Spoon, Antibalas, Gary Clark Jr., Spanish Gold, Broken Social Scene, the Walkmen, Dave Matthews Band, Band of Horses and others. In 2013, Hard Proof released their first vinyl, partnering with Canada's Kept Records for the Dragon/Tere 45 that they tracked with Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma and Brownout

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Gil Jenkins

Drummer for 50 years, Singer, Songwrighter, percussionist, Producer. Jazz was my main music I was taught growing up. I am from a family of musicians that go back to 1869. Example, Freddie Jenkins trumpet player Duke Ellington, and my Uncle Nat Kennedy with countless other professionals, James Brown, Brecker Brothers , James Blood Ulmer,


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