Monday, December 27, 2010

Ryan Thorell - Utah High School All State Jazz Guitarist

From Deseret News archives:

18 prep musicians picked for jazz-band performances

Published: Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997 12:00 a.m. MST
The following 18 jazz musicians were selected by audition to represent Utah's high school jazz bands. The new All-State Jazz Band will perform under the direction of Gregory Wheeler on Feb. 6 and 7 in St. George, at the Utah Music Educators Association winter convention. They will also perform for the BYU Jazz Festival and the Utah State Jazz Festival in Park City.
The band will practice for clinics and a concert with Bill Grimes, a well-known recording artist and jazz bandleader from Louisiana State University.Rhythm section: piano, James MacMurray, Mountain View H.S.; guitar, Ryan Thorell, Skyline H.S.; bass, Regan Brough, Timpview H.S.; drums, Andrew Fockel, Skyline H.S.
Saxophones: alto 1, Matt Jensen, Alta H.S.; alto 2, Scott Sundberg, Olympus H.S.; tenor 1, Peter McMurray, Skyline H.S.; tenor 2, Ryan Lillywhite, Viewmont H.S.; baritone sax, Branson West, Davis H.S.
Trombones: trombone 1, Joe Chrisholm, Highland H.S.; trombone 2, Jeremy Haden, Park City H.S.; trombone 3, Christian Olsen, Fremont H.S.; bass trombone, Matthew Schetselaar, Woods Cross H.S.
Trumpets: trumpet 1, Daniel Henderson, Davis H.S.; trumpet 2, Mike Youngberg, Woods Cross H.S.; trumpet 3, Kip Smith, Timpview H.S.; trumpet 4, Jon Othmer, Park City H.S.; jazz solo trumpet, Jeff Caldwell, Pineview H.S.

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(Article found and posted by Ryan's proud father.)

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