The Rockley Family Foundation is pleased to present Bill Hill and Friends, the award-winning Jazz, Latin, and Fusion band in concert!
There will also be a FREE MASTERCLASS before the show!
February 10, 2018
Concert at 6pm
FREE MASTERCLASS from 4:30-5:30pm
Students will work with the musicians for an hour on jazz and latin standards before the concert. Students will be given the opportunity to play with the professionals from the show and receive feedback on their work. Take advantage of this great opportunity to work with some of Denver’s best musicians!
Bill Hill and Friends
“…an astonishing group of some of America’s finest jazz, rock, and classical musicians…”
Members of the Band:
Bill Hill, set has been the Principal Timpanist with the Colorado Symphony for the past 38 years. The orchestra has performed his compositions more than 50 times and he is frequently a featured soloist. His award winning compositions range from symphonies to jazz and chamber music. They have been regularly performed and recorded by numerous groups across this country and in Europe including the Moravian Philharmonic. Mr. Hill also does educational programs on World Percussion demonstrating and performing on his collection of instruments from Africa, South America, the Middle East, the British Isles, etc. Bill teaches composition at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, and is the Music Director of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.
Ron Bland, acoustic and electric bass is on the faculty of Metropolitan State, and the University of Colorado Denver. Ron is heard with numerous jazz groups around Denver and across the country, is a regular on Colorado Symphony Pops, and does an in-residency in France every summer. He has performed with Dizzie Gillespie, George Benson, Eddie Daniels, Billy Taylor, and Doc Severinson to name a few. Ron has also performed as a classical bass player with the Colorado Springs Symphony as well as the CSO.
Dave Hanson, keys teaches jazz and commercial music arranging and composition at the University of Denver. His compositions and arrangements are played by numerous orchestras, and he has written arrangements for many well known artists like Marvin Hamlish, and Paul Winter. Dave has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Duke Ellington Scholarship. He has performed numerous times with the Colorado Symphony as a featured artist on shows of Duke Ellington’s music, with Eddie Daniels, and Bill Conte.
Neil Haverstick, guitar is one of the country’s leading composers of microtonal music and an expert on various non-western tuning systems. Neil recently published Harmonics and Spirals, the Code of Music. Articles about Neil’s work have been featured in Guitar Player Magazine, and the International Musician, and his article on 19 tone composition and performance was recently published in Downbeat Magazine. Neil’s compositions have been performed across America and in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. He has also performed numerous pops shows with the Colorado Symphony.
Colin Hill, percussion studies at the University of Colorado as a jazz major and has been playing professional gigs in several of Denver’s jazz clubs since the age of 14. Colin’s compositions have recently been performed by the CU Dance Department and at the Fisk Planetarium with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra. As a member of the Colorado Conservatory for Jazz Arts he performed at the National Jazz Educators Conference in Atlanta and won the Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award.
Nadya Hill, voice and jazz violin has been featured as a vocal and violin soloist with various orchestras across the country, and is comfortable in a wide range of musical styles from classical to jazz and ethnic music. She is currently the Co-Director and Founder of the Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival, holds a violin and voice studio in Evergreen, CO and is the Head of Strings with the Rockley Family Foundation.
Chuck Schneider, sax has backed up name acts such as Debbie Reynolds, Mel Torme and Nancy Wilson, and performed with Joe Bonner, Parameters Creative Jazz Ensemble and the Chie Imaizumi Big Band. Chuck played in the opening band for a Stan Getz tour, and has served as saxophone clinician at several Clark Terry summer jazz camps. He has taught at the University of Colorado at Denver as combo director and jazz theory and improvisation instructor. Presently Chuck carries a sizable studio of private students, and freelances in the Denver area.
Rockley Family Foundation Recital Hall
8591 W. Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
(see map below)
$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors and Kids
$150 Full Table (4 people, best seats, 8 drink tickets)
$75 1/2 Table (2 people, best seats, 4 drink tickets)
***Tickets will be more expensive at the door.***
Tickets include light hors-d’oeuvres; water, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available, and half of your ticket/table price is considered a charitable contribution to the Rockley Family Foundation and may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE*!
*You should consult with your own tax adviser to the individual deductibility of any contribution.
To purchase tickets, please call our box office at: 303-210-1571 ex.3
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