Friday, January 18, 2013
The Mark Lomax Trio with William Menefield will be live at The Thompson House Friday January 18 , 2013 at 8pm. Ticket Price $10
Master jazz drummer, searching composer, and sought after lecturer, Mark Lomax creates music that uplifts and 'edutains.' As a drummer Mark has led his own groups and has been featured as a member of the Marlon Jordan Quintet, the Delfeayo Marsalis Sextet, The Ellis Marsalis Quintet, and the Azar Lawrence Quintet among others. He has also performed with legendary jazz performers Billy Harper and Bennie Maupin!
Markhas penned over 200 compositions for many genres including jazz, gospel, and classical. His orchestral arrangements of gospel songs have been played by the Nashville Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Akron Symphony to name a few.
His jazz pieces, which run the gamut from 'head' arrangements to extended compositions, have been performed, and recorded by his premier performing ensembles: The Mark Lomax Quartet, The Mark Lomax Trio, The Lomax-Bayard Trio, and his 30 piece chamber group The Afro-chamber Ensemble. Lomax has produced eight recordings as a leader/producer/arranger. His latest CD "The State of Black America" has been given rave reviews!
William Menefield, is one of the
country's leading young pianists. Having recorded or played with a myriad of stellar jazz greats, William displays an intuitive sensitivity that belies his years. He is a true Maestro on the piano! He recently earned his PhD in music composition from The University of Texas!!
William has performed with some of the very best jazz musicians in the world. He has performed with Clark Terry, David "Fathead" Newman, Gary Bartz, and Azar Lawrence, among many, many others. He has several recordings to his credit including "Big Will Leaps In" and "Will's Revenge".
The Robert S. Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art presented William Owen Menefield, as the 2002
Duncanson Artist-in-Residence November 3-17. Named for Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872), the African American painter of the murals at the Taft Museum of Art, the artist-in-residence program seeks to recognize outstanding African Americans in all fields of artistic endeavor.