Jay T. Vonada - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://www.jazzreview.com Mon, 22 May 2017 14:53:40 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Jay Vonada Trio to release new CD http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jay-vonada-trio-to-release-new-cd.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jay-vonada-trio-to-release-new-cd.html Jay Vonada, of Aaronsburg Pennsylvania, will have his CD “Red Pajamas" released” on Saturday January 21, 2012. The group features Alex Sell on Organ and Kevin Lowe on drums. The group plays a monthly gig at Zola New World Bistro in State College PA.

 

Jay Vonada, of Aaronsburg Pennsylvania, will have his CD “Red Pajamas" released” on Saturday January 21, 2012. The group features Alex Sell on Organ and Kevin Lowe on drums. The group plays a monthly gig at Zola New World Bistro in State College PA.

This is the second release for trombonist Jay Vonada. His first was titled Jammin’ and featured Adam Kurland on keyboard, Jacob Hibel on bass and John Sullivan on drums. Like his last album, Red Pajamas is composed of all original material. Seven tunes are by Vonada and one each by Sell and Lowe. The group started performing at Zola New World Bistro in December of 2010. Other venues they have performed in Pennsylvania include, South Hills Business School summer concerts, Centre County Grange Fair, Temperance House and Second Street Pub, Butler Fall Festival, Bellefonte Library Museum concert series, and The Green Drake Gallery.

Jay has many different groups including duos of trombone and keyboard called swing-nova or trombone and guitar called J-Mac. These groups perform in many restaurants, nursing homes and assisted living communities. His trio of trombone, keyboard, bass or trombone, guitar, bass has performed at restaurants throughout the central region of PA.

His recent album, “Red Pajamas”, can be purchased at www.jayvonada.net or CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/cd/jaytvonada. Digital copies can be purchased now and hard copies will be available January 21, 2012.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Jay T. Vonada) Press Releases Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:53:47 -0600
Jay Vonada Trio to release new CD http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jay-vonada-trio-to-release-new-cd.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jay-vonada-trio-to-release-new-cd.html Red Pajamas
The Jay Vonada Trio, based in State College PA, will release their debut CD Red Pajamas on January 21, 2012. The group consists of Jay Vonada on Trombone, Alex Sell on Organ and Kevin Lowe on the drums. The album will feature nine original compositions, seven by Vonada and one each by Sell and Lowe. The group is featured monthly at Zola New World Bistro in State College which has hosted musicians such as Dan Yoder, Rich Hirsch, Greg Johnson, Steve Bowman, Arthur Goldstein, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Ryan Kisor, among many other musicians.

The Jay Vonada Trio, based in State College PA, will release their debut CD Red Pajamas on January 21, 2012. The group consists of Jay Vonada on Trombone, Alex Sell on Organ and Kevin Lowe on the drums. The album will feature nine original compositions, seven by Vonada and one each by Sell and Lowe.

The group is featured monthly at Zola New World Bistro in State College which has hosted musicians such as Dan Yoder, Rich Hirsch, Greg Johnson, Steve Bowman, Arthur Goldstein, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Ryan Kisor, among many other musicians.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Jay T. Vonada) Press Releases Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:34:40 -0600
Jammin by Jay Vonada http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-spotlights/jammin-by-jay-vonada.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-spotlights/jammin-by-jay-vonada.html Jammin by Jay Vonada
Jay Vonada, from Aaronsburg, made all-state band in his junior and senior years of high school, and went to all-eastern band in his senior year. Ja...

Jay Vonada, from Aaronsburg, made all-state band in his junior and senior years of high school, and went to all-eastern band in his senior year. Jay won the John Philip Sousa Award as a senior.

He attended Mansfield University in the fall of 1993, studying jazz improvisation with Dr. Michael Galloway for one year and jazz arranging for one semester. He was lead trombonist and featured soloist with the "Mansfield University Jazz Band" for four years, where they performed at the PMEA, MENC, and placed third at the Villanova Jazz Festival in 1994. Jay played with jazz saxophonist Bob Mintzer at the Mansfield University Jazz Festival, and also performed with Mansfield alumni Neil Slater, who is currently director of the "One O"clock Lab Band" at the University of North Texas. In 1999, Jay won a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music.

Since leaving College, Jay has performed at his high school with the jazz band, in the pit orchestra for Penns Valley High School from 1999-2001, for the Bald Eagle Area High School from 2002-2004, for "Singing On Stages’" production of Dream Girls in 2006 and Oliver in 2007, and trombonist with the "Valley Jazz Orchestra" from 2004-2007, trombonist with "Jazz Innate", an octet from 2003-2005. He has played with Greg Johnson’s "Jazz Monsters" and "Punk Jazz" and has played at the monthly "Jazz Jam at Sozo’s" in State College. He was also the Lead Trombonist with the "Keystone Society of Swing Big Band", and is currently the trombonist for the "Summit Saints Dixieland Band". He plays in a trombone quartet called "Trombone Chowder", and a newly formed five trombone and rhythm jazz group, "Slide Zone", and also plays in a newly formed sextet "Liquid Jazz". Jay has also had the privilege of playing with vocalist Catherine Dupuis, pianist Russ Kassoff, bassists Martin Wind and Jay Anderson, and drummers Tim Horner and Dennis Mackrel at the PA Jazz Festival from 2005-2008.


Jays personal jazz improvisational style is grounded in the bebop tradition of Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie and J.J. Johnson. Since discovering Jazz in 1995 he listens to the masters through recordings and live performances as he believes it’s the only way jazz can be taught. He has over 500 CDs of the jazz masters mostly trombonists. JJ. Johnson Curtis Fuller Carl Fontana Frank Rosolino Slide Hampton Ray Anderson Steve Davis Hal Crook etc. Transcribing their solos or just learning them by ear is how he is developing as a jazz player.

Most tracks can be heard on his website www.myspace.com/jjazzbone


His first CD as a leader Jammin" is comprised of all original tunes grounded in the straight ahead jazz style with elements of Latin and Funk. Joining Jay is Adam Kurland on Keyborads Jacob Hibel on bass and John Sullivan on Drums.

Jammin" was recorded at S.A.S. Studios in Houserville Pennsylvania by Scott Smith.

Photos by Scott Smith

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Jay T. Vonada) Jazz Spotlights Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:00:00 -0500
CD now available from Jay T. Vonada Quartet http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/cd-now-available-from-jay-t.-vonada-quartet.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/cd-now-available-from-jay-t.-vonada-quartet.html Jay T. Vonada Quartet
Jay, who is a musician in the central region of Pennsylvania, plays in several bands. They are all diverse in their musical styles. Although music is not his full time profession, he spends hours practicing and performing in a variety of settings, from pit orchestras, to jazz combos, to big bands. The CD will feature 8 original compositions, from Swing to Latin to Funk. The band features local talent from the centre region: Adam Kurland on keyboards, Jacob Hibel on Bass and John Sulli …

Jay, who is a musician in the central region of Pennsylvania, plays in several bands. They are all diverse in their musical styles. Although music is not his full time profession, he spends hours practicing and performing in a variety of settings, from pit orchestras, to jazz combos, to big bands. The CD will feature 8 original compositions, from Swing to Latin to Funk.

The band features local talent from the centre region: Adam Kurland on keyboards, Jacob Hibel on Bass and John Sullivan on Drums. Both Jay and John are graduates of Penns Valley Area High School.

CD's can be purchased through Jay himself, starting July 22, or CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/cd/vonada.

Jay Vonada, from Aaronsburg, made all-state band in his junior and senior years of high school, and went to all-eastern band in his senior year. Jay won the John Philip Sousa Award as a senior. He attended Mansfield University in the fall of 1993, studying jazz improvisation with Dr. Michael Galloway for one year and jazz arranging for one semester. He was lead trombonist and featured soloist with the "Mansfield University Jazz Band" for four years, where they performed at the PMEA, MENC, and placed third at the Villanova Jazz Festival in 1994. Jay played with jazz saxophonist Bob Mintzer at the Mansfield University Jazz Festival, and also performed with Mansfield alumni Neil Slater, who is currently director of the "One O'clock Lab Band" at the University of North Texas. In 1999, Jay won a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music.

Since leaving College, Jay has performed at his high school with the jazz band, in the pit orchestra for Penns Valley High School from 1999-2001, for the Bald Eagle Area High School from 2002-2004, for "Singing On Stages’" production of Dream Girls in 2006 and Oliver in 2007, and trombonist with the "Valley Jazz Orchestra" from 2004-2007, trombonist with "Jazz Innate", an octet from 2003-2005. He has played with Greg Johnson’s "Jazz Monsters" and "Punk Jazz" and has played at the monthly "Jazz Jam at Sozo’s" in State College. He was also the Lead Trombonist with the "Keystone Society of Swing Big Band", and trombonist with the "Summit City Saints" Dixieland band. He plays in a trombone quartet called "Trombone Chowder", and a newly formed five trombone and rhythm jazz group, "Slide Zone", and also plays in a newly formed sextet "Liquid Jazz". Jay has also had the privilege of playing with vocalist Catherine Dupuis, pianist Russ Kassoff, bassists Martin Wind and Jay Anderson, and drummers Tim Horner and Dennis Mackrel at the State College Jazz Festival from 2005-2008.

Jay's personal jazz improvisational style is grounded in the bebop tradition of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and J.J. Johnson. Since discovering Jazz in 1995, he listens to the masters through recordings and live performances, as he believes it’s the only way jazz can be taught. He has over 500 CDs of the jazz masters, mostly trombonists. JJ. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Slide Hampton, Ray Anderson, Conrad Herwig, Steve Davis, Hal Crook, etc. Transcribing their solos or just learning them by ear is how he is developing as a jazz player.

Most tracks can be heard on his website www.myspace.com/jjazzbone.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Jay T. Vonada) News Story Sat, 29 Jan 2011 20:13:54 -0600
CD Debut - Jay T. Vonada Quartet new CD Jammin' http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/cd-debut-jay-t.-vonada-quartet-new-cd-jammin.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/cd-debut-jay-t.-vonada-quartet-new-cd-jammin.html Jay T. Vonada Quartet
Jay T. Vonada, of Aaronsburg Pennsylvania, will have his debut CD, Jammin', released on Tuesday July 22, 2008. Jay, who is a musician in the central region of Pennsylvania, plays in several bands. They are all diverse in their musical styles. Although music is not his full time profession, he spends hours practicing and performing in a variety of settings, from pit orchestras, to jazz combos, to big bands. The CD will feature 8 original compositions, from Swing to Latin to Funk.

Jay T. Vonada, of Aaronsburg Pennsylvania, will have his debut CD, Jammin', released on Tuesday July 22, 2008.

Jay, who is a musician in the central region of Pennsylvania, plays in several bands. They are all diverse in their musical styles. Although music is not his full time profession, he spends hours practicing and performing in a variety of settings, from pit orchestras, to jazz combos, to big bands. The CD will feature 8 original compositions, from Swing to Latin to Funk.

The band features local talent from the centre region: Adam Kurland on keyboards, Jacob Hibel on Bass and John Sullivan on Drums. Both Jay and John are graduates of Penns Valley Area High School.

CD's can be purchased through Jay himself, starting July 22, or CD Baby starting sometime in August.

Jay Vonada, from Aaronsburg, made all-state band in his junior and senior years of high school, and went to all-eastern band in his senior year. Jay won the John Philip Sousa Award as a senior. He attended Mansfield University in the fall of 1993, studying jazz improvisation with Dr. Michael Galloway for one year and jazz arranging for one semester. He was lead trombonist and featured soloist with the "Mansfield University Jazz Band" for four years, where they performed at the PMEA, MENC, and placed third at the Villanova Jazz Festival in 1994. Jay played with jazz saxophonist Bob Mintzer at the Mansfield University Jazz Festival, and also performed with Mansfield alumni Neil Slater, who is currently director of the "One O'clock Lab Band" at the University of North Texas. In 1999, Jay won a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music.

Since leaving College, Jay has performed at his high school with the jazz band, in the pit orchestra for Penns Valley High School from 1999-2001, for the Bald Eagle Area High School from 2002-2004, for "Singing On Stages’" production of Dream Girls in 2006 and Oliver in 2007, and trombonist with the "Valley Jazz Orchestra" from 2004-2007, trombonist with "Jazz Innate", an octet from 2003-2005. He has played with Greg Johnson’s "Jazz Monsters" and "Punk Jazz" and has played at the monthly "Jazz Jam at Sozo’s" in State College. He was also the Lead Trombonist with the "Keystone Society of Swing Big Band", and trombonist with the "Summit City Saints" Dixieland band. He plays in a trombone quartet called "Trombone Chowder", and a newly formed five trombone and rhythm jazz group, "Slide Zone", and also plays in a newly formed sextet "Liquid Jazz". Jay has also had the privilege of playing with vocalist Catherine Dupuis, pianist Russ Kassoff, bassists Martin Wind and Jay Anderson, and drummers Tim Horner and Dennis Mackrel at the State College Jazz Festival from 2005-2008.

Jay's personal jazz improvisational style is grounded in the bebop tradition of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and J.J. Johnson. Since discovering Jazz in 1995, he listens to the masters through recordings and live performances, as he believes it’s the only way jazz can be taught. He has over 500 CDs of the jazz masters, mostly trombonists. JJ. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Slide Hampton, Ray Anderson, Conrad Herwig, Steve Davis, Hal Crook, etc. Transcribing their solos or just learning them by ear is how he is developing as a jazz player.

Most tracks can be heard on his website www.myspace.com/jjazzbone

Jay T. Vonada


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