Jazz Duo Audio

Tyson Ailshie on double bass and Tyler Farr on alto saxophone performed jazz standards for the Regis University Music Department’s Faculty recital on Wednesday, March 14th.

Here is some audio:

Speak Low by Kurt Weill

Stablemates by Benny Golson


Tyson Ailshie

Tyler Farr


The Circuit Rider Trio @ Regis University

The Circuit Rider Trio

The Regis University Music Department has brought to its recital hall a real treat this semester. The Circuit Rider Trio, led by nationally renowned trumpet player Ron Miles, features living legend jazz artists: Bill Frisell and Brian Blade. If you want to attend this event, you MUST get tickets right away. This event will sell out. February 28th @ 7:30 pm-PCH Regis University

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An adventurous trumpeter, Ron Miles has made a strong impression with his Gramavision releases. A resident of Denver since he was 11, he began playing the trumpet seriously in junior high school and studied music at the University of Denver (1981-1985) and the Manhattan School of Music (1986). In addition to local gigs, Miles visited Italy in the summer of 1992 with the play Sophisticated Ladies and was a member of the Mercer Ellington Orchestra for a couple years. He played frequently with Bill Frisell during 1994-1995, also recording with the guitarist, and worked as assistant professor of music at Denver’s Metropolitan Stage College. Ron Miles has recorded for Prolific (1986) and Capri (1990), as well as several advanced sets for Gramavision.


Eclectic and versatile, guitarist Bill Frisell always manages to sound distinctively himself while fitting into any playing situation. He has become one of the most influential guitarists of the modern era with a wide-open approach that reconciles the sound of rock and R&B guitar with the sophisticated harmonic style and methods of jazz.

Born in Baltimore, Bill Frisell played clarinet throughout his childhood in Denver, Colorado. His interest in guitar began with his exposure to pop music on the radio. Soon, the Chicago Blues became a passion through the work of Otis Rush, B.B. King, Paul Butterfield and Buddy Guy. In high school, he played in bands covering pop and soul classics, James Brown and other dance material. Later, Bill studied music at the University of Northern Colorado before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied with John Damian, Herb Pomeroy and Michael Gibbs. In 1978, Frisell moved for a year to Belgium where he concentrated on writing music. In this period, he toured with Michael Gibbs and first recorded with German bassist Eberhard Weber. Bill moved to the New York City area in 1979 and stayed until 1989. He now lives in Seattle.


A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Brian Blade established himself as a versatile, accomplished drummer early in his career, appearing on albums by the likes of Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, and Bob Dylan. Blade released his first album, Brian Blade Fellowship, at the age of 27 in 1998, and followed two years later with Perceptual, both on Blue Note. Always an in-demand sideman and collaborator, Blade continued to find work with a bevy of artists, including Joni Mitchell, Bill Frisell, and Wayne Shorter. Ten years after releasing his first album as the Brian Blade Fellowship, he returned with Season of Changes in 2008, this time on Verve. A year later, he released the solo Americana singer/songwriter effort Mama Rosa for the label. At the beginning of 2014, the BBF band re-signed with Blue Note in a cooperative deal with the Shreveport, Louisiana-based Mid-City Records. Their fourth album together, Landmarks, was issued in April of 2014. The quintet was augmented by guitarists Marvin Sewell and Jeff Parker. Blade was part of a celebrated trio that included guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel and bassist Larry Grenadier on Driftwood for Deutsche Grammophon a year later. In 2017, Blade and his fellow sidemen in Wayne Shorter’s longstanding quartet — pianist Danilo Perez and bassist John Patitucci — recorded together as a trio for the first time. Their debut album, Children of the Light, was issued by Mack Avenue in the fall of 2017. During the same season, Blade’s Fellowship band reunited to release Body and Shadow on Blue Note. Recorded in the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, the album was co-written, arranged, and produced by Blade and pianist Jon Cowherd.



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