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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jazz at the Station with the Brian Booth Quartet @ Ogden’s Union Station Fountain Plaza ( Wednesday, 11 July 2012 )

WHO:                 Weber State University Department of Performing Arts 
                        & Ogden’s Union Station Foundation
WHAT:                Jazz at the Station with the Brian Booth Quartet
WHEN:                Wednesday, 11 July 2012 • 7pm
WHERE:                Ogden’s Union Station Fountain Plaza
        Weber State University University Department of Performing Arts and Ogden’s Union Station Foundation present Jazz at the Station with the Brian Booth Quartet on Wednesday, July 11, at 7pm at Ogden’s Union Station Fountain Plaza. Personnel of the quartet includes Brian Booth, saxophone; Jim Stout, bass; Doug James, drums; and Melanie Shore, keyboards. 
        This is a free, all-ages performance. Well-behaved children are welcome. In addition to general seating, dining tables will be set up in the plaza for those that wish to dine 4-8pm, ordering from the Union Grill menu. 
        Brian Booth has been a professional free-lance musician since the early 1980’s.  He is a performer, composer, arranger, teacher, adjunct professor, and recording artist.  He enjoys playing with his own groups and with many of the premier groups from around the area.  He has performed with many notables including Mel Tormé, Frank Sinatra Jr., Maureen McGovern, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, and many others.  Brian is also a member of the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra (SLCJO) where he plays lead tenor.  Brian’s cd’s have received much acclaim, and have been heard throughout the world.  
        Jim Stout has played the bass for over 35 years.  He plays electric and acoustic bass and has recorded music for national and local television, radio advertising spots and motion pictures.  He toured the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom with the Osmond Brothers.  Jim was an adjunct professor for the University of Utah Music Department and has performed with many national and local professional acts, including Freddie Hubbard, Sam Cardon, Hank Jones, Herb Ellis, and John Stowell.  Jim continues to be an active bass player in the mountain west area playing regularly with several different performing groups.
        Doug James is one of Salt Lake City’s most sought after independent working drummers. He has performed with just about every progressive jazz group and vocalist along the Wasatch front, and continues to mix things up with Joe Muscolino’s R&B Bands, “In the Pocket - a Swingin’ Six Piece Band” and the sensational “Groove Merchants”. He also led the KSL Radio & TV “House Band” as the World’s Most Dangerous Tailgate Band, and has recently been changing things up a bit with the incomparable “Salzburger Echo” Alpine Folk Band, adding percussion to their new CD “Yodelology 101”. He has just hooked up with Utah’s hottest new country band – “Bootleg Boulevard”, looking forward to several live shows across the country!
        Melanie Shore is known for her versatility on the piano and is active in the music community where she can be found performing everything from classical to pop to jazz. In 2008, Melanie was commissioned by the 2008 Utah Arts Festival as a composer-in-residence. She is often found at Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre performing with national Broadway tours. In 2008, Melanie joined internationally-renowned pop/country artist, Collin Raye, and toured ongoing until 2011 where she played keyboard/Hammond B3 organ and held the position of Music Director. When not on the road, Melanie performs with The Joe Muscolino Band, The Saliva Sisters, Brian Booth Ensembles, and neo-soul sensation, Joslyn.
        For more information about the quartet contact Brian Booth,jazzed5@juno.com
        For more information about Jazz at the Station, contact Caril Jennings, crjennings@weber.edu.

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