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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Arthur White

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Name: Arthur White
Website: http://www.arthurwhitedma.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:40 PM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: Arthur White and MERGE
Type of Presentation: Professional Jazz Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio: Arthur White, an Eastman and JodyJazz endorsing artist, is the director of jazz studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Prior to his Cal Poly appointment, Dr. White taught at Northeastern State University and the University of Missouri. Recently, Dr. White gave a world premiere of his first long form composition, the suite Pictures of the Heartland, with members of his band, MERGE, as well as the acclaimed vibraphonist Joe Locke, and legendary drummer Peter Erskine. He has been fortunate to write and record for a veritable Who's Who in jazz, including Mike Mainieri, Bob Sheppard, Robin Eubanks, Sean Jones, Jimmy Greene, and Bobby Watson. His debut album, when you find it, is available on ARC Records.
Ensemble Bio: MERGE is a collective of musicians dedicated to writing and performing original creative music influenced by the greats in jazz. Led by saxophonist Arthur White, the band includes guitarist Mark Tonelli, assistant professor at Millikin Univesity, and pianist/vocalist Justin Binek, assistant professor at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Kansas City-based ensemble has concertized with jazz luminaries Joe Locke, Peter Erskine, and Steve Allee. Arthur White and MERGE can be heard on when you find it, on ARC Records, and will enter the studio in the spring of 2020 to record Pictures of the Heartland with Evan Flory-Barnes, Joe Locke, and Peter Erskine.

Other Performers / Participants


Mark Tonelli

Alto Saxophone

Bio: undefined

Justin Binek


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Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Prayer of St. Francis: a multi-movement work for jazz quintet Arthur White 20