Footnotes Jazz is a San Francisco Bay Area jazz ensemble that showcases contemporary and original music classics.
The group performs the music of contemporary writers such as Gordon Goodwin, Tom Kubis and Vince Mendoza in addition to classics from Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and Sammy Nestico. Footnotes also features original sounds by some local Bay Area composers such as Wayne Wallace, Rick Walsh, Tod Dickow, Howard Cespedes and their own pianist Paul Mernyk.
Footnotes Jazz rose from the ashes of the Foothill College Big Band program after budget cuts dismantled the music program. The members of the Foothill Evening ensemble renamed and reconvened as an independent group, Footnotes Jazz.
PERSONNEL Scott Hanon – lead alto saxophone Barry Thompson – alto saxophone Jon Familant – lead tenor saxophone Brent Bell – tenor saxophone Tom Narcisso – baritone saxophone Lori Stoko – trombone Gary Sloane – lead trombone Bill Black-Hogan – trombone Geoff Cox – bass trombone Paul Memyk – piano Alan Roter – guitar Andy Birchett – bass Kirk Abe – drums Ray Hill – trumpet John Burn – trumpet T.J. Noto – trumpet Dan Reuter – lead trumpet
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