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Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

 

 The Modesto Junior College Director of Bands, Erik Maki, is presenting Mike Vax, internationally known trumpet artist, in a free workshop/clinic January 22 in the MJC Recital Hall, which is located in the MJC Music Bld. on Stoddard.  This event is open to the public.  It will be from 4:00 until 5:30.  This event is co-sponsored by Modesto Junior College, Gottschalk Music Center, and EBucioProductions.  Any questions please email Mr. Maki at  makie@yosemite.cc.ca.us.

Mike Vax is an International Artist for the Warburton Company. He is also a Summit Records recording artist. Mr. Vax performs exclusively on Warburton trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns and mouthpieces. He has played lead and solo trumpet with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band, and the U.S. Navy Show Band. Mike has also performed and/or recorded with such greats as Art Pepper, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway, Al Grey, Freddy Hubbard, John Handy, Don Ellis, Don Jacoby, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Anita O’Day, June Christy, Barbara McNair, the Four Freshmen, The Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, and the Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans. He has appeared as guest lead trumpet and soloist with symphony pops orchestras around the United States, and in Europe, as well as the All-American Collegiate Orchestra at Disneyworld. As a recording musician, he has performed on more than 75 albums, including 20 under his own name. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Friends of Big Band Jazz, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that has given over $65,000 in scholarships to jazz camps, funds to jazz programs in schools, donations to help musicians in need, and a donation to Habitat for Humanity for the Musicians Village in New Orleans. Mike is also founder and director of the Prescott Jazz Summit, an annual jazz festival in Prescott, Arizona. Currently he is leading his own groups: The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, The Mike Vax Big Band, TRPTS (Trumpets), The Mike Vax-Ron Romm Collaboration, The Great American Jazz Band, and the Mike Vax Quartet, Quintet and Sextet. Mike has done workshops and concerts for over 3000 high schools, colleges and universities all around the world over the past 48 years. He has presented clinics at many state music conventions including California, Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Idaho, Utah, Arkansas, and Texas. Mike as also done clinics at such national conventions as: MENC, International Trumpet Guild, IAJE, JEN and others. He is very active as a clinician and soloist in both the classical and jazz idioms.

Vax Contact Information:Mike Vax Music Productions/Friends of Big Band Jazz www.mikevax.net * www.bigbandjazz.net * www.warburton-usa.com vaxtrpts@aol.com * 925-872-1942
event details:
date        January 22, Tuesday
time        4pm
venue    Modesto Junior College Music Building Recital Hall
charge    free admittance
contact    Erik Maki, Director of Bands, MJC   makie@yosemite.cc.ca.us.

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Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.