Friday, October 23, 2009

Rob Parton Visits Tech Class

Today is a super day! Know why? Because Rob Parton, jazz trumpeter and Chicago jazz scholar, will be joining us in the tech room for a little music. From Rob's website:

"As a studio musician, Parton has played on hundreds of both local and national radio and television commercials and many local CD projects not only as lead trumpet but as contractor. Parton has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinson, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Mel Torme, Beach Boys, Christopher Cross, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion, Nick Carter, Yolanda Adams, Josh Groban, Enrique Eglasius, Natalie Cole and Maynard Ferguson to name only a few.  Parton has traveled with Natalie Cole and most recently been a featured member of the Music Now series offered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra."

I'm happy that the folks at Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights were able to work with me in coaxing Rob to come out to class and talk to us about jazz and jazz history as part of our Google Earth project. I'm also hoping the kids enjoy hearing Rob play. I'm sure  the kids will love it! I'm attempting to show this live here, so check back around 11:50am!

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