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Greece Baptist Church, April 28, 2022

On April 28, 2022, the Melody Masters Big Band gave a solo performance sponsored by Jazz 90.1 radio at the Greece Baptist Church in Greece, NY. At that time, the Rochester region was experiencing a surge in COVID cases. To keep everyone safe, musicians wore masks and used instrument bell covers. The audience was invited to “love thy neighbor” by wearing masks. That request was included in various public relations announcements, and everyone complied. Below are links to videos taken by Stephen O. Lau of select repertoire from  that concert.


Audio Links

Live performance on Jazz90.1 WGMC Logo for Jazz 90.1 - WGMC radio

Please note: This on-air broadcast is about one hour. Twelve selections were performed in two sets with commentary for each by the music director. Between sets, she speaks about the band, creativity and commissioning new works. The click track time is given for each selection. If listeners’ time may be limited, please use the selected sampling of repertoire which is marked with an asterisk (*). 

1:45 – 4:06          Stompin’ at the Savoy, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, and Edgar Sampson 
5:05 – 8:24        *Prime Time, Howard Rowe 
                                   Solos: Cindy Lau, tenor sax; David Payne, trumpet; 
                                   Michael Pane, piano; Chris Northington, bass 
9:12 – 12:56       *Stardust, Mitchell Parish and Hoagy Carmichael 
                                   David Payne, trumpet soloist 
14:08 – 18:44      It Had to Be You, arr. Tom Davis 
19:38 – 22:24      Here, There and Everywhere, John Lennon and Paul McCartney 
                                   Art Felluca, alto saxophone solo 
23:40 – 27:50   *I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Cole Porter 
                                   Bill Pierce, trumpet solo; Chriss DeValder, trombone solo 
28:26 – 31:28    *All the Things You Are, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern 
                                   Art Felluca, alto solo; David Payne, trumpet solo 
37:09 – 41:26      Conversation with Rob Linton, show host, and
                                    Marcia Bornhurst Parkes, music director. 
                                    Topics: About the band, creativity and commissioning new works. 
42:06 – 45:17      Saint Louis Blues, arr. Ray Shahin 
45:56 – 49:15     *Lullaby of Birdland, George Shearing 
                                    Bill Pierce, trumpet solo 
50:12 – 53:07     *Swing Machine, Larry Neeck 
                                    Art Felluca, alto saxophone solo 
53:57 – 57:58        Kansas City, Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber 
                                     Jan Wander, tenor saxophone; John Lamb, drum set solo 
58:12 – 1:01:05  *Birdland, Joe Zawinul 
                                     Jan Wander, tenor sax solo; David Payne, trumpet solo; 
                                     Chris Northington, bass solo