05/11/12

Gordon Goodwin Writes Piece for High School Contest Winners

Grammy winner Goodwin will attend Buffalo premiere

Music students at Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, N.Y., will perform a new composition custom-written for them by Grammy-winning saxophonist/keyboardist Gordon Goodwin. The students won the opportunity to have Goodwin write an original piece of music through a contest sponsored by Telarc Records and Alfred Publishing in support of Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band’s most recent release, That’s How We Roll.

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The school band plans to perform a special concert to premiere this new piece, titled “I’m Cooler Than I Look (A Band Geek's Credo),” on May 24 in Buffalo, N.Y., with Goodwin and the Army Jazz Ambassadors. This event will include clinics for the band students during the day, a master class for the community with Goodwin, followed by the concert.

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