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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Brian Gorrell

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Brian Gorrell
Website: http://www.ucojazzlab.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Band Hall
Presentation Title: Thoughts on Developing Jazz Vocabulary for the Modern Saxophonist
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
Proposal Duration: 50

Brian Gorrell serves as Director of Jazz Studies for the respected program at the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab. A former member of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra, he also serves as Advisor for UCO’s Master of Music in Jazz Studies, teaches Applied Saxophone, Jazz Theory & Analysis, and directs "UCO Jazz Ensemble I". Under his direction, UCO Jazz Ensemble I was named the top collegiate jazz ensemble nationwide in Downbeat Magazine's 35th Annual Student Music Awards. Gorrell completed a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from UCO and later earned a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Oklahoma City University studying with internationally acclaimed saxophonist Dr. Gail Hall in 1998.

Gorrell is passionate about education and has developed new programs at UCO including a Minor in Jazz and Oklahoma's only Master of Music in Jazz.  The Oklahoma Music Educators Association recently named him “Collegiate Jazz Educator of the Year”.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Dennis Borycki Piano Our professor of jazz piano at the Univeristy of Central Oklahoma who would provide piano accompanim . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

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