Honor Jazz Choir
Mt. Hood Community College
Dave Barduhn teaches at Portland University. As a performer Dave has played piano with Mark Murphy, Diane Schuur, Diane Reeves, Ernie Andrews and several Stan Kenton Alumni Bands. He is better known for his jazz arranging for Stan Kenton, Bud Shank, Bobby Shew, Richie Cole, The Four Freshmen, and especially Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Sound Music Publications, and Jenson Publications.
His groups have performed at many IAJE and ACDA national conventions, MENC, and ACDA regional conventions. As director of the pioneering vocal jazz group Genesis, Dave and his students have won many awards from Downbeat magazine, the IAJE Journal, and most of the more prestigious jazz festivals in the West.
Dave is now on parole after serving a 20-year sentence with the Frank DeMiero Jazz Camp and is now a founding staff member of the new Soundsation Jazz camp. He is currently serving as department chairman for both the theater and music departments at MHCC. In March of 2006, Dave performed the role of Tevye in the MHCC production of 'Fiddler On The Roof.' When he has the time, Dave is also considered a master brewer of wheat ales and French/Alsatian ales.
High School Jazz Band
University of Northern Colorado
Dana Landry is Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Northern Colorado, where he directs UNC Jazz Lab Band I and teaches jazz piano. He also serves as the Artistic Director of the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and Director of UNC Jazz Press. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Landry was the Director of Jazz Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.
Under Landry’s leadership, UNC Jazz Lab Band I has been recognized by DownBeat Magazine seven of the last nine years, most recently in 2013 as “Best College Big Band.” Lab I was selected to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in January of 2013 and toured the country of Romania during the summer of 2010. They have been invited to China in May of 2014 for a two-week tour, which will take them to five different cities where they will perform at some of the country’s major music venues.
Landry has performed with Milt Jackson, Bob Brookmeyer, Bela Fleck, Dick Oatts, Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Coffin, Eddie Daniels, Don Aliquo, Rufus Reid, Clay Jenkins, Bob Mintzer, Slide Hampton, Branford Marsalis, and others. He has appeared throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Australia, and can be heard frequently in a quartet with Steve Kovalcheck, Erik Applegate, and Jim White. Dana also co-leads the Colorado Jazz Orchestra and performs frequently with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in both masterworks and pops concerts.
His first release as a leader, Journey Home, was nominated for a Grammy Award. The CD, which features vibist Gary Burton, received critical acclaim and reached #20 on the Jazz Week radio airplay chart. A CD tribute to Memphis musicians, titled Memphis Skyline and featuring bassist Erik Applegate and drummer Jim White, will be released in 2014. Landry can also be heard on a number of recordings as a sideman, the most recent being Stand Up Eight, which is the debut album for Steve Owen released by OA2 Records.
Landry spearheaded the implementation of the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Arts degree programs in Jazz Studies at UNC. He also wrote the curriculum for the Bachelor of Music in Business, which will see its first graduate in the spring of 2014.
Junior High Jazz Band
College of San Mateo
Michael Galisatus is the Director of Bands at the College of San Mateo directing both the college big bands and the wind ensemble. He has been the recipient of various teaching honors including the CMEA Bay Section Outstanding Jazz Educator Award 2015-2016, The Peninsula Arts Council Arts Educator of the Year for 2007, the Otter Distributors 2004 Jazz Educator Award for the state of California, the California PTA Honorary Service Award, and the CMEA Bay Section Gil Freitas Memorial Award for music education. Prior to his appointment at the College of San Mateo, Michael was the band director at South San Francisco, El Camino, and Aragon High Schools. He currently holds the office of Jazz Representative for the California Music Educator’s Association, and is on the board of the California Alliance for Jazz. He is also a past president of the California Music Educator’s Association Bay Section.
Michael is in demand as an adjudicator throughout California, and has appeared as guest conductor for the CMEA Bay Section Conference Band, Hayward Unified School District High School Honor Band, The Elk Grove Unified School District High School Honor Band, The Stanislaus County Music Educators Association High School Honor Jazz Band, The San Mateo Union High School District Honor Jazz Band and Concert Bands, the Contra Cost County Honor Junior High School Honor Jazz Band, and the West Contra Costa County Honor High School Band.
As a freelance trumpeter in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael has recorded with Pete Escovedo and Queen Ida, and has performed with a variety of artists, including Louis Bellson, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra Jr., Mary Wilson, Kenny Washington, Jamie Davis, Frankie Valli, Kenny Loggins, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, The Temptations, Michael Feinstein and a host of others.