UTD Jazz Band and Jazz Piano Independent Study Performance

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
Season: 2019-2020

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 ---------------------- 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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