UNCW Jazz with Juan Alamo, percussion

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kenan Auditorium
Event Type
Music Dept.
Contact
Seymour, Ann
910-962-3415
Customer
Department of Music

Natalie Boeyink directs UNCW Jazz Combo (Latin Jazz), performing with guest artist Juan Álamo.
Next up will be UNCW Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Michael D'Angelo.

Juan Álamo, percussion
Juan Álamo is an internationally known performer, composer, and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees with jazz as related field from the University of North Texas.
      Originally from Cidra, Puerto Rico, Álamo has presented solo recitals at universities and percussion and jazz festivals throughout the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. He has been featured as a soloist and with jazz ensembles in television and radio shows in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States. Currently Juan is an assistant professor and the director of the Percussion Ensemble at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
      As a marimba soloist and percussionist, Álamo has presented recitals in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. He has been featured on TV and radio in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States. He has performed and shared the stage with renowned artist such as Keiko Abe, William Cahn, Ney Rosauro, Orlando Cotto, Steve Shick, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, John Wooton, Dave Samuels, Tom Toyama, Dan Moore, Michael Spiro, Ted Piltzecker and famous conductors such as Sergiu Comissiona and Krzyszt Penderecki. 
      His debut solo marimba recording Remembrance was released in 2007 and featured standard marimba literature and original compositions. In 2014, Álamo released Marimjazzia, featuring original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards such as Afro Blues and Waltz for Debby.  Álamo has had several pieces published by major publishing companies, including Innovative Percussion, Drop 6 Media and Mallet Work, Inc. He has also collaborated with Arthur Lipner in the creation of the jazz vibes book Milt Jackson – Transcribed Solos of the Master. In 2011, Álamo released his marimba method Music for Four Mallet, a collection of original études for beginner and intermediate marimba players. In 2014 Encore Mallets released Signature Marimba Mallets, which may be purchased at Steve Weiss Music. Álamo is a performing artist and clinician  for Yamaha, Meini Percussion and Encore Mallets Inc. 
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Tickets
$6 general public, free to students with valid UNCW ID.
Tickets are available in advance through the UNCW Box Office (located in Kenan Auditorium) and one hour prior to performance at the Kenan Auditorium Box Office.

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 910-962-3500 Monday-Friday 12 - 6 p.m. 
Any remaining tickets will be available one hour prior to performance at the Kenan Auditorium Box Office.

UNCW students may obtain tickets in advance by going to the UNCW Box Office (located in Kenan Auditorium) Monday-Friday 12 - 6 p.m. If you wish to pick up tickets in advance on the day of the event, please go to the box office no later than 5 p.m.

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