UTD Jazz Band and Jazz Piano Independent Study Performance

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: JO 2.604
Admission: Free
Season: 2019-20


Kelly Durbin’s students from the Jazz Ensemble II class and Chirag Gokani from independent study in jazz piano will perform in concert.

UT Dallas Jazz Ensemble II

Lewis Case – Violin, Guitar
Andrew Clark – Vibes
Andrew Clarke – Trumpet
Luke Coffman – Piano
Maddy Cornils – Bass
Shivam Dutt – Drums, Percussion
Micah Katz – Saxophone (Alto)
Christopher Lesniak – Drums, Percussion
Aniko Mikes – Vocals, Percussion
Julianna Molinar – Trumpet
Dhiraj Ramanathan – Trombone
Luey Salinas – Saxophone (Tenor, Bari)
Jack Sheehan – Trumpet
Parker Tate – Trumpet
Matthew Winter – Piano
Josef Zoucha – Trumpet

Selections will be announced the evening of the performance

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Chirag Gokani - Jazz Piano Independent Study

Willie Wrinkle (Bass Guitar) and Colman Burks (Drummer) will accompany Chirag Gokani (Piano).

Stella By Starlight – Victor Young
God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday
Love For Sale – Cole Porter
Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock
The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael
Biji – Sonny Rollins

Chirag Gokani's Bio: Decomposing an analog signal as a Fourier series reveals an infinite sum of constituent sine waves; decomposing the music of Chirag Gokani reveals an infinite sum of musical influences. Indeed, the Dallas-area electric bassist is equally at home in jazz, blues, R&B, country, and world settings. Chirag is frequently found playing with bands of diverse styles around Dallas and can be heard as a featured artist or sideman on five studio albums. He has shared the stage with the likes of Jim Suhler, Steve Miller, Tony Baker, Gerard Bendiks, Chris Borin, Susan Hanlon, Kelly Durbin, and Austin Zhang.

Chirag pursues his interest in astronomy and physics as a Eugene McDermott Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas. In his free time, he handcrafts wind chimes and chime trees to benefit the North Texas Food Bank.


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