LUFKIN, TEXAS, April 10, 2018 – The Angelina College Swingin’ Roadrunner Jazz Combo & AC Big Band will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a concert feturing special guest Phil Rumbley April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hudgins Hall auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, students and children.
Bassist Phil Rumbley currently serves as orchestra director and assistant band director at Dogan Middle School in Tyler and is a faculty member in the music departments of the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College. Rumbley has been the instrumental ensemble director for the Tyler Rose Festival and has been an orchestra member with the Texas Shakespeare Festival for more than twelve years.
As a professional bassist, he has played with the legendary trumpeter Bobby Shew, trombonist John Fedchock, Vince DiMartino, Shelly Carroll, The Texas Tenors and Ruta Lee to name just a few.
Rumbley has also has played with the the Tom Houston Orchestra, Tyler Big Band, Take 2, The East Texas Symphonic Band, the Tyler Community Band and is currently a member of the Jazz Connection out of Tyler.
Performers in the AC Swingin’ Roadrunner Jazz Combo are Max Vallejo (Lufkin) on tenor sax, Trevor Powell (Liberty) on bass and tenor trombone, Heather Barney (Liberty) on tenor trombone, Qurdale Huff (Clarksville) on bass, Tyler Dover
(Livingston) on percussion, David Evett (Nacogdoches) on percussion and vibraphone and Larry Greer, AC music instructor and band director on guitar and piano.
The combo’s program includes “Bag’s Groove,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “A Night in Tunisia” and other favorites.
The AC Big Band saxophone section includes Michael Parrish, alto sax; Dixon Shanks, alto sax; Amanda Burns, tenor sax; Jimmy Simmons, tenor sax; and Bethe Girardi, baritone sax. The trombone section includes AC music instructor, Jimmy Battle, bass trombone; Ken Barnes, Trevor Powell and LaVan Watts. The trumpet section includes Scott Williams, Steven Brown, Ricky Gay and Mel Miller. The rhythm section includes Eric Chinn, piano; Phil Rumbley, bass; Mark Saldana, drum set; and AC music instructor, Larry Greer, guitar.
The big band’s set list includes “Now’s the Time,” “C Jam Blues,” as well as a tribute to Miles Davis, and other favorites.
For more information about this event, call (936) 633-5454.
Nancy Reynolds has proudly served Angelina College since 2000. She began serving as AC’s communications coordinator in 2005. Prior to that, she was the public relations specialist.
Reynolds earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Stephen F. Austin State University. She taught speech courses as an adjunct for AC for eight years.
As communications coordinator, Reynolds’ responsibilities include the following: writing news releases, directing social media, collaborating with the marketing team, managing the Angelina College brand, coordinating publications, managing web content, coordinating internal communications and providing media training.
Reynolds lives in Lufkin with her husband Reg. They have two sons, one daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and one cat.