February 24, 2014

Mix Jazz and Classic, Add Trumpet Virtuosity and Shake

Dave Scott

An all-brass recital at Sonoma State University will showcase four of the Bay Area’s leading trumpet players mixing jazz and classical styles with a healthy dose of virtuosity, improvisation and rhythm. Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Wind Power – a showcase for wind studio faculty – at 2 p.m. on March 30 at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall.

Performers include low brass instructor Anthony Collins, trombone, and guest tuba player, Scott Choate (bio below), performing chamber works for brass. The Trumpet Supergroup, founded by SSU studio trumpet instructor Dave Scott, will play original adaptations of works as diverse as Scheidt's Galliard Battaglia, Bernice Petkere’s Close Your Eyes and charts by TSG members Dave Scott and Doug Morton.

Tickets are $15, parking included, with discounts for seniors and students. Online ticket purchase is encouraged. Call the university box office for details at (707) 664-4246.

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center is located at the north campus entrance at Rohnert Park Expressway near Petaluma Hill Road. Parking is available in lots O and L. Campus map.



Trumpet Supergroup

  • Dave Scott, Trumpet Instructor, Sonoma State University
  • Doug Morton, Principal Trumpet, Santa Rosa Symphony
  • Mike Olmos, Trumpet, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers
  • Daniel Gianola-Norris, Trumpet, Bay Area Freelance Artist and Educator
  • Dan Zemelman, Piano
  • Daniel Fabricant, Bass
  • Surya Prakasha, Drums


Stephen Sulek: Sonata for Trombone and Piano
Anthony Collins, trombone; Richard Riccardi, piano
Charles Small: Conversation

Anthony Collins, trombone; Scott Choate, tuba
Arlid Plau: Concerto for Tuba

Scott Choate, tuba; Richard Riccardi, piano

Trumpet Supergroup
Samuel Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia/ Al Grey: Echoes of New Orleans (Arr. Dave Scott)
Dave Scott: The 25th Street Skip
Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder (Arr. Dave Scott)
Bernice Petkere: Close Your Eyes Bernice Petkere (Arr. Erik Jekabson)
Doug Morton: Andalucia

TONY COLLINS, trombone

Trombonist Tony Collins is in demand as one of the top freelance trombone artists in the San Francisco Bay area. He frequently performs with many of the professional symphony orchestras in the area including Symphony Silicon Valley, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Marin Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Monterey Symphony, the Napa Valley Symphony, the California Symphony, the San Francisco Opera  and Opera San Jose.  He holds the position of principal trombone with the Stockton Symphony and second trombone with the Modesto Symphony and during the summer months Mr. Collins is the principal trombonist of the Sunriver Music Festival in Sunriver, OR.

Tony graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Atlanta Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Among the jazz, and pop artists that Tony has performed with are The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Moody Blues, Yes, Lou Rawls, Tony Bennet, Dianne Schurr, Franky Valley, Vicky Carr, Johnny Mathis and Chris Botti.

Tony is on the low brass faculty of Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.  He is also formerly on faculty at San Francisco State University and U C Santa Cruz and has been a guest artist teacher at The University of Oregon.  He performs regular educational concerts with his brass quintet the Silicon Valley Brass.


A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Scott received his bachelor of music degree from Arizona State University, where he was a student of Sam Pilafian, and attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student of Floyd Cooley. He is a full-time professional musician, keeping a schedule which includes private studio teaching and performing with orchestras throughout California. He frequently performs with the San Francisco Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, and also records with Skywalker Studios. Currently, Scott is principal tuba with the Fresno Philharmonic, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, Vallejo Symphony and Stockton Symphony. He has also taught tuba performance at Fresno Pacific University, UC Davis and San Jose State University.

DAVE SCOTT, trumpet
Founder of the Trumpet Supergroup, Dave Scott brings together a beautiful classical sound with high-compression lead trumpet playing, balancing power and innovation with charismatic, singing tones. His studies include jazz trumpet with Blue Note’s Louis Smith, and he has toured and recorded with Boz Scaggs, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Brass Monkey Brass Band, and the Dave Scott Jazz Quartet.

As a classical trumpeter, he has worked with the Honolulu, Napa, and Santa Rosa symphonies, and has performed as guest soloist with the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra. Dave is a fluent pianist and History of Jazz lecturer, as well as a private trumpet instructor and adjunct faculty at the JazzSchool in Berkeley, Berkeley City College, and San Francisco and Sonoma State universities.

DOUG MORTON, trumpet
Equally comfortable playing free jazz in any setting and classical music as principal trumpet for the Santa Rosa Symphony, Doug Morton is a diverse and versatile performer, composer, arranger, and ensemble leader. He founded and directed the Scholarship Brass Quintet at New England Conservatory where he played principal trumpet in many ensembles and Boston area groups. Doug has performed in countless festivals and with numerous orchestras including Sacramento, Berkeley, Monterey and California symphonies. He continues to pursue his interests in music of all kinds, performing with the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, CARMA, Mental Floss, the Grateful Dudes, the Clubfoot Orchestra, SF Mime Troupe, and the world music group Orient Express.

MIKE OLMOS, trumpet
One of the most in-demand jazz musicians in the San Francisco Bay area, Mike Olmos plays hard bop jazz better than anyone in Northern California. A versatile trumpeter, he has appeared at countless festivals including the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and Stuttgart Jazz Open. Mike is a regular at venues including Yoshi’s SF and Oakland, the Great American Music Hall, Bruno’s and the Boom Boom Room. He tours and records with Blues/R&B legend Etta James, and his endless list of performance and recording credits include Rosemary Clooney, the Glide Ensemble, Lavay Smith, Marcus Shelby, Michael Feinstein, Brass Maria, the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra and Howard Tate.


Daniel Gianola-Norris is active as an orchestral musician, performing with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, Santa Cruz County Symphony, Sonoma City Opera, and Cinnabar Opera. He has appeared as soloist with the American Philharmonic of Sonoma County, CSUH Symphony Orchestra, SRJC Orchestra, Santa Rosa Chamber Orchestra, New Millennium Strings, and the Peabody Camerata. His solo playing with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra was "especially poised and communicative” (The Baltimore Sun). Daniel has presented many full-length solo recitals, often with a special emphasis on contemporary music for trumpet composed by women. He can be heard performing on trumpet, French horn, and flute on the soundtracks to the video games Sam and Max and Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Adventures. Dan teaches studio trumpet at Santa Rosa Junior College and, with his wife Aja, owns and operates “Music to My Ears,” a music education center located in Cotati.

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