Ellington Chosen for GMEA

Lovett's Ellington Jazz Ensemble was honored by being chosen as the only high school jazz ensemble in the state to perform for the Georgia Music Educator Association's Annual In-State conference on Friday, January 25 in Athens, GA! Below is the Ellington's program for this event.

ELLINGTON JAZZ ENSEMBLE
FROM THE LOVETT SCHOOL
DIRECTOR: DR. TIM PITCHFORD

The Lovett School is a small coeducational, kindergarten-twelfth grade independent school. Auditions to join the jazz ensemble are open for 9-12 graders at Lovett. In 2013, it became the first performing arts ensemble offered as an Honors class by the school. The Lovett School has placed as a finalist at Essentially Ellington four times and has appeared 5 times at Swing Central Jazz in Savannah, GA. 

Corner Pocket...........................Freddie Green
Aaron McFadden, trumpet; Noah Young, vibraphone; Brandon Holmes, tenor; Loren Bass-Sanford, piano

La llama Azule.....................Bob Washut
Harrison Rodriguez, trumpet; Loren Bass-Sanford, piano; Noah Young, vibraphone; Andrew Maddock, bari sax; 
Jonathan Aris, drums; Holden Carson, congas

Just One of Those Things.....................Cole Porter, arr. Buddy Bregman
Avery Gipson, vocals

Blue Ramble..........................Duke Ellington
Byron Lathi, trombone; Harrison Rodriguez, trumpet

Optimistic...................Radiohead, arr. Patty Darling 

Anthropology......................Charlie Parker
Featuring members of the Lovett Jazz Applied Faculty:
John Sandfort, tenor saxophone; Rob Opitz, trumpet; Tim Pitchford, trombone; Justin Varnes, drums 

Black Coffee...................Julie London, arr. Jon Harpin
Avery Gipson, vocals; Galvin Feroleto, alto sax

Latin American Sunshine......................Duke Ellington
Loren Bass-Sanford, piano

Back Bone.......................Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia 
Byron Lathi, trombone; Galvin Feroleto, alto sax; Loren Bass-Sanford, piano; Harrison Rodriguez, trumpet
Noah Young, vibraphone; Jonathan Aris, drums

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