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The West Point Band's Jazz Knights

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The West Point Band's Jazz Knights

For almost four decades the United States Military Academy Band’s Jazz Knights have brought musical excellence to their audiences by presenting the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. Members of the group are graduates of some of America's most prestigious music schools such as the University Of North Texas, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Berklee School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music. They are recruited and selected through a competitive audition process specifically for service in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Past and present members of the band have played with such icons as Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Ahmad Jamal, Chaka Kahn, Prince, Billy Cobham, and the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller Orchestras....
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At First Light: New Music From The West Point Band's Jazz Knights
Self-published
2008

Tracks: Alone Together - Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz/arr. Sergeant First Class Scott Arcangel
At First Light - Jeffrey Wayne Holmes (BMI)
The Monster Brooks No Pretense - Mike Fahie
Suo Gan - arr. Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg
Dangerous Ground - Staff Sergeant Derrick James/arr. Staff Sergeant Mark Tonelli Secret Love - Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster/arr. Staff Sergeant Mark Tonelli
The Stakeout - Sergeant First Class Scott Arcangel
Samba For Megan - Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg
The Basilisk - Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg

Personnel: Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Morse: Director

Staff Sergeant John Castleman: Lead Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Staff Sergeant Vito Speranza: Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Sergeant First Class Rich Johnson: Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Staff Sergeant Josh Economy: Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg: Lead Alto Sax/Soprano Sax/Flute/Clarinet
Staff Sergeant Derrick James: Alto Sax/Clarinet
Staff Sergeant David Loy Song: Tenor Sax/Clarinet
Sergeant First Class Jay Malone: Tenor Sax/Clarinet
Master Sergeant Gary McCourry: Bari Sax/Bass Clarinet

Staff Sergeant Dan Pierce: Lead Trombone
Staff Sergeant Eric Ordway: Trombone
Master Sergeant Ron Fleischman: Trombone
Master Sergeant Teddy Arnold: Bass Trombone

Sergeant First Class Scott Arcangel: Piano/Assistant Director
Staff Sergeant Mark Tonelli: Guitar
Staff Sergeant Brandon Nelson: Bass
Staff Sergeant Scott Drewes: Drums



Commissions 2006
Self-published
2006

Tracks: Without A Doubt - Alan Baylock
Look for the Silver Lining - Jerome Kern, arr. Michael Abene
Reverse Peephole - Staff Sergeant Scott Arcangel
Flag Waver - Andy Farber
The Eternal Flame - Michael Philip Mossman
Try Harder - Chris Walden
Lemon Juice - Dennis Mackrel

Personnel: Chief Warrant Officer Douglas Hammond: Director

Staff Sergeant Mark Bobnick: Lead Trumpet
Staff Sergeant Vito Speranza: Trumpet
Staff Sergeant Rich Johnson: Trumpet
Staff Sergeant Josh Economy: Trumpet (tracks 1, 5 and 7)
Staff Sergeant Denver Dill: Trumpet (tracks 3, 4 and 6)
Staff Sergeant Bill Dunn: Trumpet (track 2)

Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg: Lead Alto Sax
Staff Sergeant Derrick James: Alto Sax
Staff Sergeant David Loy Song: Tenor Sax
Sergeant First Class Jay Malone: Tenor Sax
Master Sergeant Gary McCourry: Bari Sax
Sergeant Major (Retired) Jim Perry: Lead Alto Sax(track 2)

Master Sergeant Doug Remine: Lead Trombone
Sergeant First Class Harvey Tibbs: Trombone
Master Sergeant Ron Fleischman: Trombone
Sergeant First Class Teddy Arnold: Bass Trombone

Staff Sergeant Scott Arcangel: Piano
Staff Sergeant Mark Tonelli: Guitar
Staff Sergeant Brandon Nelson: Bass (tracks 1, 5 and 7)
Master Sergeant (Retired) Lou Pappas - Bass (tracks 2, 3, 4 and 6)
Sergeant First Class Bob Jones: Drums
Staff Sergeant Craig Bitterman: percussion (track 5)

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Jazz Knights featuring vocalist Staff Sergeant Alexis Cole
performing "So Many Stars" by Sergio Mendes with lyrics by Alan & Marilyn
Bergman as arranged by Staff Sergeant Mark Tonelli at the 2009 Midwest
Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on 16 December 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Infant Eyes" by Wayne Shorter with
as arranged by Master Sergeant Scott Arcangel at the 2009 Midwest
Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on 16 December 2009


Jazz Knights performing "The Awakening" by Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg
at the 2009 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on 16 December 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Sing Joy Spring" by Clifford Brown with
lyrics by Jon Hendricks as arranged by Master Sergeant Scott Arcangel
at the 2009 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on 16 December 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Low Down" by Thad Jones at the
2009 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on 16 December 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Dangerous Ground" by Staff Sergeant
Derrick James as arranged by Staff Sergeant Mark Tonelli at the
2009 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on 16 December 2009


Jazz Knights performing "My Favorite Things" by Rodgers and
Hammerstein as arranged by Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg at the Lycian
Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugarloaf, New York on 20 August 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Sergio" by John Goldsby
as arranged by Michael Abene at Trophy Point Amphitheater
on West Point, New York on 12 July 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Everything Happens To Me" by
Matt Dennis as arranged by Michael Abene at Trophy Point
Amphitheater on West Point, New York on 12 July 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Estate" by Bruno Martino as
arranged by Michael Abene at Trophy Point Amphitheater
on West Point, New York on 12 July 2009


Jazz Knights performing "Secret Love" by Sammy Fain and Paul
Francis Webster and arranged by Staff Sergeant Mark Tonelli
in Newburgh, New York on 24 August 2008


Jazz Knights performing the "The Basilisk" by Staff Sergeant Mike Reifenberg
in Newburgh, New York on 24 August 2008


Jazz Knights performing "At First Light" by Jeffrey Wayne Holmes (BMI)
in Newburgh, New York on 24 August 2008


Jazz Knights performing "Broadway At Basin Street" by Sid Wayne and Al Frisch
in Newburgh, New York on 24 August 2008


Jazz Knights performing the traditional tune "Suo Gan" arranged by Staff Sergeant
Mike Reifenberg in Newburgh, New York on 24 August 2008

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