Boogalues - (Level IV) This is medium Boogaloo blues in the key of D, written as a guitar feature in the style of Wes Montgomery (melody in octaves). It is appropriate for strong high school bands, as well as college and professional groups. The two solo sections feature guitar and trumpet, but can easily be opened up for more improvisers. This chart provides a nice change of pace from the typical funky big band chart. (9 Brass)
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Steve Kovalcheck, a guitarist/composer hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, has a varied musical background. His professional experience includes recording and touring with Columbia recording artist Robinella and the C.C. String Band. Kovalcheck has per-formed with artists including Victor Krauss, the “New York Voices,” the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Cof-fin, and the Dana Landry Quartet. He is a member of the Be3 Trio featuring Jim White (drums) and Pat Bianchi (organ). As a composer he has had compositions performed at the Jazz En Tete festival in Clermont, France. While pursuing his Master’s in Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, he won the UNC Student Jazz Composers Competition. As a student, he was commissioned by Gene Aitken to compose a piece for the UNC Jazz Festival All-Stars (Reverie). While at UNC, Kovalcheck performed and composed for he award winning UNC Lab 1. He is also listed in Downbeat as a notable alum of the University of Tennessee. Kovalcheck is active composing and performing in the greater Denver area. He is also on faculty in Jazz Studies at the Uni-versity of Northern Colorado.