October 20, 2005

Trombonist Wayne Wallace to perform during Festival
of New American Music at Sacramento State


Critically acclaimed trombonist, composer and arranger Wayne Wallace, who has become an emerging force in Latin trombone, will headline a Latin jazz-themed concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 in Music Recital Hall of Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State during the University’s Festival of New American Music.

Wallace will be joined by the Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble and the Sacramento State Latin Jazz Ensemble in a performance that will feature works composed and arranged by the trombonist. The concert is free and open to the public.

In addition, Wallace will lead a jazz workshop at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at American River College.

During his career Wallace has appeared with jazz greats such as John Handy, Joe Henderson, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner and Tony Williams. In addition, he has performed and recorded with such stars as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dr. John, Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield, Boz Scaggs, Tito Puente, Celine Dion, Pete Escovedo, Chris Isaak, Santana and many others.

As a prominent jazz educator, Wallace has taught Afro-Cuban music workshops in Germany as well as a jazz and blues workshop at the National School of the Arts in Havana Cuba.

Wallace, who has extensive background in Afro-Cuban jazz and many other music genres, has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Zellerbach Foundation, and earned the Bay Area Theater Critics Award for best original score in a drama for the musical Pecong.

A fixture on the Bay Area jazz scene, Wallace teaches at San Francisco State University, the Jazz School, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Jazz Camp West and the San Francisco Arts and Humanities Elder Hostel Program.

The Festival of New American Music, one of the nation’s longest running annual events dedicated to contemporary music, returns to the Sacramento State campus for its 28th year Nov. 3 to 13.

National, local and Sacramento State new music artists and composers will perform during a series of events at venues on campus and off. Other offerings include forums with composers, classes taught by performers and presentations at area community colleges and schools. All festival events are free and open to the public. A full schedule of events is available at www.csus.edu/events.

For more information, call the Sacramento State music department at (916) 278-5155. Media assistance is available from public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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