2020 Annual Banquet -- Jazz Soloists Throughout History

For our annual banquet on April 25, 2020, Brian Woodbury will present a program about different eras of Jazz music from its early New Orleans roots to the present day, with a special focus on some of its great soloists and innovators such as: Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. Come ready to listen to demonstrations of their solos and learn about why they hold such a special place in Jazz history.

Brian Woodbury is a trombonist, educator, and composer in the Denver area. Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University as well as a Master’s in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, where he was lead trombone in the One O’Clock Lab Band Director of the Five O’Clock Lab Band. He has performed professionally with Nicholas Payton, Debbie Boone, Steve Lippia, Brad Leali, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra among others. He has several recording credits as well including work with The Neon Trees, Erin Dickins, Drew Zaremba, the Cannonball Musical Instruments Big Band, Alex Heitlinger, The New Hot Five, and The Salt City 6 (&7). He is currently working on his Doctorate in Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado.

The banquet will be at the Denver Athletic Club, and invitations will be sent out in March.