Samba do Mar - (Level III) Composed for and premiered
by the 2010 International Trombone Festival Jazz Choir, members ages 20 to 80.
A samba in D minor, playable by as few as four performers or as a larger choir.
Everyone gets a piece of the melody at some point. Lead part rises only to G
above the staff. The provided drum set part is optional. Solo space is provided
for the top two chairs; but the chart performs wonderfully even if no one
solos, as the stop-times and riffs make for excellent passages on their own. It
can easily be opened up for additional soloists, including non-trombone guests.
Works as an opener or closer. The dominant rhythm in this piece is the
authentic Brazilian “partido alto” style. This “Samba of the
Sea” is dedicated to my wife, Mary, who has brought such happiness and
inspiration to my life.
Trombone Choir plus Drums
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ANTONIO J. GARCIA has accepted the post of Director of Jazz Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond effective, August 2001. A trombonist, bass trombonist or pianist with such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Mel Torme, Doc Severinsen, Louis Bellson and Phil Collins as well as a composer/arranger and author, Garica serves as Editor of the International Association of Jazz Educators' Jazz Educators' Journal and is past-president of IAJE-Illinois. He is co-editor and contributing author of Teaching Jazz: A course of Study (published by MENC) and a member of the board of The Midwest Clinic. After teaching the summer academic quarter at Northwestern University, Mr. Garcia will leave his current post of Associate Professor of Music at NU. At Northwestern University he directed the combo program, taught jazz and integrated arts, and for four years directed the vocal jazz ensemble. Prior to NU he served as the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University. He was selected by students and faculty at NIU as the receipient of a 1992 "Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching" Award and nominated as its candidate for the 1992 CASE "U.S. Professor of the Year (one of 434 nationwide).