During the final piece of last evenings Jazz Fest Concert FHS Music Director Steve Massey invited retiring music teacher George Murphy onto the stage to perform with the students.
This was an opportunity for the Jazz Ensemble to jam with George in his 30th and final Jazz Fest Concert.
“We’ve been fortunate to have a great Jazz Band for well over 30 years. There’s lots of reasons for it, but one of the reasons the students succeed is they start in the middle school with Mr. Murphy, as you heard earlier and then most of them continue to study the trombone with Mr. Murphy to this day. So the trombones aren’t an accident in other words…they’re taught by a master teacher.”
Saxophone teacher Ken Reid and Jazz Fest featured guest Dino Govoni also joined the band on stage for an extended jam session style performance of Blues for the Uncommon Kids.
Here’s the video from last night’s concert, including some crazy trombone twirling…a must see!
We’re also posting an audio MP3 version as well.