February 2013 Performance
Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 East Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718
6pm Social Hour - Cash Bar, Hors d’ouevres, Silent Auction and Dessert
7:30pm LOVE Show Performance
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and the University of Arizona School of Music invite you to spend the night with co-hosts Elliot Glicksman and David 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons for the resurgence of Southern Arizona’s famed “Evening of Love Songs”. Newly dubbed “The LOVE Show”, the event will feature the University of Arizona’s Jeff Haskell and Moisés Paiewonsky producing Southern Arizona’s most unique and entertaining stage and music production alongside the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble for an evening of music, fun, and romance starring some of Tucson’s Greatest Celebrity Lovers.
Solo performances, dancing, music and more!
LeeAnne Savage is Southern Arizona's Sassiest Songstress...And has released her modern-alt-country-pop-rock CD! LeeAnne's rockin' country pop vocal styling, strong story telling, unique melodies and energetic stage presence has helped her develop a huge underground, very dedicated following!
Bill Ganz has performed on the Tucson music scene for 28 years. Bill has taught private guitar instruction for 25 years and remains a member of the Western Music Association. Ganz performs as a soloist as well as the band leader for Bill Ganz Western Band. In the past he performed as a member of the Reinsmen, The Desert Sons, and the Sons of the Western Plains. Western, Country, Jazz, Soft Rock, Retro & more.
Crystal Rose Stark is an award-winning pop/R&B singer who brings a positive influence to today’s music scene. Based on her church-singing roots, she knew that she wanted to pursue a full-time career in music. Crystal attended the University of Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education. In the summer of 2005 Crystal became a finalist on the hit TV Show “American Idol”, making her way to the top 44 contestants out of the 100,000 participants. Crystal has since performed on stage with American Idol runner-up Katharine Mcphee on shows such as Jay Leno, Regis & Kelly, and The Today Show and in the summer of 2006, Crystal entered the gospel music competition, “Music in the Rockies” where she won first place “Best of Show” and was asked to perform at Disney World’s “Night of Joy” alongside Christian artists such as Kirk Franklin, Rebecca St. James, and Mercy Me.
Julie Anne is one of a kind! You will be entranced by Julie Anne's own personal style that sets her aside from all others. Influenced by the most distinguished jazz vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Julie London and Peggy Lee, Julie Anne pays tribute to them by keeping these classic jazz standards alive. The quality of her voice, her unique phrasing and interpretations make Julie Anne one of the top jazz performers around. Julie Anne has a degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona. She taught choir, general music and theatre locally for eight years. However, her biggest love is singing. Julie Anne performs with just a piano or guitar, a trio, quartet or a full Big Band. Her preference is an 8 piece band with horns. That really swings!!!
Tucson, AZ native Katherine Byrnes is a singer's singer. Equally at home fronting a raucous big band, singing quiet duets in a piano bar, or supporting headlining artists with her spot-on harmonies, her versatile voice has taken her across the world and back. Jazz singer Katherine Byrnes left the University of Arizona to see if music was truly her calling. After numerous adventures in the Big Apple, Byrnes, 23, is again studying singing at the UA, and she just released a self-titled album produced by the student-run label Park Avenue Records.
Jack Neubeck spent nearly twenty years in and around New York City, logging over 2500 appearances on Broadway, including being in original Broadway casts of Evita and La Cage aux Folles, In addition to his Broadway experience he also appeared in everything from low budget horror films, cruise ships, the Catskills and Grand Opera. Since moving to Tucson in 1986, Jack has had a hard time staying away from performing. He has utilized his talents for local charities, including Angel Charities for Children and has appeared as a soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra four times in their Pops series. Active in local arts, Jack continues to be seen throughout the theatre community, including Pima College, SALOC, Music Theatre Arizona, and the Invisible Theatre. One of his proudest performances was his collaboration with Susan Claassen and Jeffrey Haskell in Once And Forever, a musical tribute to Irving Berlin. His “day job” is one of the owners of The Planning Center, a Tucson based design company specializing in master planned communities, such as La Paloma, Rancho Sahaurita, Continental Ranch, and Dove Mountain.
When pianist/arranger/conductor Jeff Haskell sits down at the piano, something inventive and inspired happens. The word eclectic doesn’t even begin to describe his amazing musical dexterity.
Haskell’s professional credentials are as varied and vast as his musical talent.
He began his jazz career as a scat-singing boy soprano in Philadelphia. At age 12, he sang and played saxophone professionally, adding the organ a year later. Soon thereafter, Haskell immersed himself in jazz studies with pianist Ray Smythe and organist Jackie Davis, and at age 16, was jamming with saxophonist Lew Tabackin.
The first winner of the first American Collegiate jazz festival (Villanova), Haskell soon went on to play in Europe with flute great Jeremy Steig and trumpet legend Chet Baker.
Haskell has won three Los Angeles Emmy Awards for his work on the much celebrated children’s TV program, “Dusty’s Treehouse”, and critics praised his theme and underscore for the “IT Show” for ABC, for which he received a Los Angeles Emmy nomination. Some of his recent Hollywood music include arrangements on two Linda Ronstadt albums, cues for “Dudley Do-Right” and “Fight Club”. Locally, you can hear his work every half-hour in the 4-note station ID for KUAT-TV.
A veteran of hundreds of “jingles”, he has orchestrated an album for UP WITH PEOPLE!, has recorded a legendary synthesizer album for Capitol Records, and has served as music director, arranger and conductor for country music legend Buck Owens, with whom he recently completed an album with the Bakersfield Symphony.
Haskell received a B.A. in Music Education from West Chester University (PA) and a Masters in Theory from the University of Arizona . While studying for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Arizona, he served as the second Director of the Tucson Boys Chorus, which continues to perform extensively in the U.S. and abroad.
He is co-founder and musical director of the Tucson Jazz Orchestra and, as a senior faculty member in the School of Music & Dance at the University of Arizona, Haskell is the Area Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Director of the Recording Studio.
Moisés Paiewonsky has earned a Bachelor of Music in music education (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Florida (UF) and a Master of Music in performance (trombone) from the University of Michigan (U of M). Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor of Music (Trombone) at The University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson where, in addition to maintaining a strong studio and directing the trombone ensemble, he is the Associate Director of the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble.
While at UF, Mr. Paiewonsky performed as the principal/lead trombonist in all of the major large and jazz ensembles as well as in a variety of chamber groups. During his tenure as a master’s fellow at U of M, Mr. Paiewonsky earned the privilege to perform as principal trombonist of the U of M Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kenneth Kiesler and the U of M Symphony Band under the direction of Michael Haithcock. He was also the lead/jazz Trombonist in the U of M Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ellen Rowe as well as the trombonist in a variety of chamber groups including the Latin Jazz Ensemble and 4G: The U of M Trombone Quartet.
Professionally, Mr. Paiewonsky has performed with several orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Detroit Civic, Orlando Philharmonic, Gainesville Symphony, Plymouth Symphony, Bijou, and Central Florida Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed as a soloist with the UA Wind Ensemble (2011), Orquesta Dominican de Vientos (2011), UF Wind Symphony (2008, 2007, & 2006), the U of M Symphony Orchestra (2005), the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (2004), and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra (2003). Mr. Paiewonsky has also collaborated with a wide variety of legendary jazz artists including Terry Gibbs, Chris Potter, Jimmy Cobb, Wayne Bergeron, John Fedchock, Shelly Berg, David “Fathead“ Newman, Ed Calle, Dave Steinmeyer, Vince DiMartino, Byron Stripling, Matt Niess, Harry Watters, Alex Iles, and Jack Wilkins. He has also worked as a jazz/commercial musician and lead Trombonist/leader in both the Walt Disney World Christmas Brass and the 2004 Walt Disney World All-American College Band. In addition, he has been the winner or finalist of numerous competitions including the 2005 and 2003 National Trombone Solo Competitions, the 2004 International Trombone Quartet Competition, the 2002 International Trombone Solo Competition, and the 2002 Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Concerto Competition. Mr. Paiewonsky has also served on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and currently serves on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
As an educator, Mr. Paiewonsky is in high demand as a clinician and a performer. He has appeared as a clinician/performer throughout the United States, including an appearance at the 2009 ETW in Washington, D.C. as a featured performer, as well as in Brazil, Greece, Singapore, Mexico, China, and at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Mr. Paiewonsky has held the position of news editor for the ITA, managing the news column both on the organization’s website and in its quarterly journal. He is also active through organizations such as the College Music Society (CMS), MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA), the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA), the Florida Music Educators’ Association (FMEA), the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA), and the Arizona Association of Jazz Education (AAJE).