Russ Garcia

Russell Garcia and
Buddy Childers
in Concert

Buddy Childers
Contemporary Concepts Presented
A 4 Day Jazz Festival Celebrating The West Coast Big Band Sound

The event took place Memorial Day weekend 2003
at the Four Points Sheraton located near LAX

Russell Garcia conducted one concert and participated
in two panel discussions.
The Concert was May 23 at 8:00pm.
He did a set of his arrangements for Buddy Childers and strings
and a set of his own big band arrangements.

Jazz Goes to the Movies, a panel discussion was held from 3:00-4:00 on May 23.
The other panel was The Westlake School of Music and was held May 24 10:00am-11:00am

Due to outrageous traffic on Saturday, Mary and I missed the first half hour of the panel discussion. (2 hours to get from Burbank to LAX)

The panel consisted of Russell Garcia,
Pete Rugolo, and Allyn Ferguson

The panel discussed how Jazz had been incorporated into TV and film and the various works of the panelists. Also discussed were frank and candid expressions of the degradation of music in the TV and film industry.

Russell Garcia Mary & Don Coleman
Mary, Russell and myself

Russell Garcia
he first half of the concert featured strings and Buddy Childers (left) on flugelhorn.
Most of the pieces performed are available on their cd Artistry in Jazz put out by Candid records, the album has also been re-released under the title Come Home Again.

Russell Garcia
The second half of the concert was a "Big Band' sound with the strings replaced by trumpets, trombones and saxophones
Russell Garcia 2003
Russell Garcia 2003
Russell Garcia after the concert

 

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