The U-Tubes

 

The U-Tubes, a jazz trombone ensemble at the University of North Texas, was founded by Professor Steve Wiest in 2007.  Consisting of six tenors and two bass trombones, along with piano, bass, drums and guitar, the U-Tubes focuses on exciting modern jazz.  Most of the music in the group’s library is a student arrangement or original composition, and the group is directed by a graduate teaching fellow.  Students that have written/arranged for the U-Tubes have won several awards, including the USAF Sammy Nestico Award, the BMI Foundation’s Charlie Parker Composition Award, and Downbeat Magazine Student Awards.  Most recently, two of the group’s composers were nominated for a Grammy with UNT’s world-renowned 1 O’Clock Lab Band.

The U-Tubes was the winner of the 2008 International Trombone Association Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Award.  Most recently, the group won the 2010 Eastern Trombone Workshop National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition.  They have also performed at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, and are active in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, performing concerts and clinics at local jazz venues and high schools.  The U-Tubes have also performed with trombonists Jim Pugh, Eijiro Nakagawa, Tom Brantley, and Steve Davis.

Personnel:

Matt Corrigan, Zach Marley, Jake Macary, Kennedy Powers, Zach Steele, Joakim Toftgärd -- Tenor trombone
Chris Sharpe, Jon Gauer -- Bass trombone
Tomàs Fosch -- Piano
Benjamin Holt -- Guitar
Jake Greenburg -- Bass
Brenton Bird -- Drums
Julie Gray -- Director

 

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News

U-Tubes to release first CD on March 23rd

The U-Tubes first CD, entitled "The U-Tubes," will be released at a CD party in the Union at the University of North Texas on Wednesday, March 23rd at 9pm.  This album includes student arrangements and compositions from the first 3 years of the groups existence, and includes recording sessions from 2008-2010.  The CD release party will include some favorites from the album, as well as new arrangements that will be performed for the first time.

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Fall 2011 Events

October

Wed., 10/12: Syndicate Concert: 9pm, Syndicate at the UNT Union

Fri., 10/21: Concert with Guest Artists Morgan Powell and Ray Sasaki, 4:30pm, Kenton Hall tim

November

Sun., 11/13: The Village Country Club, Dallas, 7-8pm, $7 cover

Thurs., 11/17: Performance with Guest Artist Jiggs Whigham,10:30pm, Syndicate at the UNT Union

December

Thurs., 12/08: 1 O'Clock Lounge in the UNT Union, 12-12:50pm

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