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Southern Jazz Combos in Concert November 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2011 

CONTACT: Dr. Phillip C. Wise
417.625.9636
e-mail: wise-p@mssu.edu

Steve GrismoreJOPLIN, MO (SNS) - The next Southern Jazz Combos in Concert appearance is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall at Missouri Southern State University.

Dr. Phillip C. Wise, Southern Jazz Combos Director and Director of Music Education and Jazz Studies at MSSU, says the concert will feature an appearance by Steve Grismore, adjunct jazz instructor of Jazz Studies at Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.) and the University of Iowa.

A prolific performer, Grismore has been playing guitar for over 40 years and has degrees from the Los Angeles Guitar Institute of Technology and Bachelor's and Master’s degrees from The University of Iowa.
 
He has recorded three nationally distributed CDs for the Accurate label (Boston) with the “Grismore/Scea Group”, the first two CDs “Just Play” and “ Of What” included both Matt Wilson and Tim Hagans. The most recent CD “Well Behaved Fish” was released on April 11, 2006 and features Brent Sandy on trumpet, Anthony Cox on bass and Marc Gratama on drums.
 
Grismore has also recorded six CDs with Iowa’s very own salsa band, "Orquesta Alto Maiz" and 3 CDs with the group “Oddbar” which includes Jim Dreier, Brent Sandy, and Mark Urness. Currently Steve is performing with his own trio, the John Shultz Organization, Brent Sandy Quartet, the Oddtones Brass Band, and a newly formed rock band, The Beaker Brothers.
 
Additionally, he has recorded and/or performed with such jazz greats as, Charlie Haden, Ray Anderson, Corey Christiansen, Robin Eubanks, Bobby Shew, Steve Swallow, Caral Bley, Paul Smoker, Sex Mob, Vinny Golia, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Lee, Jeff Coffin, Damon Short, Ryan Shultz, Kim Richmond, John Daniel, Dane Richeson, John Carlson, Johhny Rabb, Victor Mendoza, John Rapson and many more. 

He is also the co-founder and current Musical Director of the nationally recognized Iowa City Jazz Festival.

Steve Grismore’s appearance is courtesy of a grant from the Helen S. Boylan Foundation.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Selections:
 
Who Said That?- Jamie Aebersold
Blue Bossa- Kenny Dorham
Summertime - Gershwin/Hayward
Monaco- Kenny Dorham
Star Eyes- Raye/DePaul
Alamode - Curtis Fuller

Solo Selection– TBA - Steve Grismore

Una Mas - Kenny Dorham
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Hammerstein/Romberg
The Clan - Curtis Fuller

Performers:                                                                                      
 
Tuesday 4:30 Combo
Brandon Gallemore –  trombone, Seneca, Mo.
Barry Arwood –  baritone saxophone, Joplin, Mo.
Terrel Donovan – trombone, Carrot Bay, B.V.I.
Evan Robinson – piano, Butler, Mo.
Matt Clark – bass, Joplin, Mo.  
Nathan Conley – drums, Nevada, Mo.                                       
                                                                                                                
Thursday 3:30 Combo                                                                                                                  
Chase Neely – vibes, Joplin Mo.
Marissa Robinson – piano, Granby, Mo.
Quinn Dirks – bass, Carl Junction, Mo.                                                
Matt Holland – drums, Granby, Mo.
Dr. Phillip C. Wise – trombone
 
Tuesday 3:30 Combo
Marissa Robinson – piano, Granby, Mo.
Dakotah Simpson – bass, Joplin,                                                                        
Matt Clark – guitar, Joplin, Mo.
Arthur Johnson-drums, O'Fallon, Ill.
Dr. Phillip C. Wise – trombone

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