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by Raleigh Dailey & Bradley Kerns

A commissioned composition written for trombone and piano exploring both jazz and classical idioms.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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Bradley Kerns, trombone
Raleigh Dailey, piano
Joel Crawford Recording (Cincinnati, OH), recording/mixing
Andrew Faulk Photography, photography/cover art

Bradley Kerns and Raleigh Dailey are both on the School of Music faculty at the University of Kentucky.

Bradley Kerns recently joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2011. He maintains a versatile performing and teaching schedule and is a grammy-nominated recording artist.

As a trombonist, Brad has performed on multiple occasions at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the International Trombone Festival, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Great American Brass Band Festival, and the Jazz Education Network Conference. He currently can be heard as split lead/solo trombone in the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra and the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, principal trombone in the Lexington Brass Band, as well as trombonist in the nationally-based Brass Initiative Ensemble and the University of Kentucky Faculty Brass Quintet.

As an educator, Brad has given performances and masterclasses at the Conservatorio Pernambucano de Musica (Recife, Brazil), the Moscow Conservatory, the St. Petersburg Academy of Music, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas State University, Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Appalachian State University to name a few. He has also taught trombone at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Asbury University, and the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, as well as served as Director of Bands within the Catholic Diocese of Lexington.

Brad has been involved in nearly twenty recording projects under multiple recording labels and has performed for programs such as National Geographic, the BBC England and WRFL Lexington. His recently released solo recording, Rising Sun, is largely a collection of new arrangements, transcriptions, and contemporary works for trombone. He can also be heard on the Momus Trombone Quartets debut album, The Lexingport Project, which remains one of the top-selling trombone quartet albums in the world.

As a soloist, Brad recently gave the Kentucky premiere of John Mackey’s Harvest: Concerto for Trombone with the University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble in the fall of 2011 and the world premiere and commission of Anthony Barfield's Red Sky in the fall of 2012. The 2012-2013 year also included solo performances at the KMEA, TMEA, OMEA, Dia T (Recife, Brazil) and JEN Conferences. Brad commissioned and performed Raleigh Dailey’s Conversations for Trombone and Piano at the 2013 Eastern Trombone Workshop and performed in recital with Dr. Dailey the 2013 International Trombone Festival in Columbus, GA.

Professor Kerns received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Kentucky while studying with Dale Warren and a Master of Music Degree from Boston University while studying with Scott Hartman. Brad is an S.E. Shires and Pickett Brass Performing Artist.

He currently resides in Nicholasville, Kentucky with his wife, Katie, their two sons, Charley and Simon, and an overly-energetic Australian Shepherd, Sydney.

Raleigh Dailey is an internationally recognized jazz pianist, composer, scholar, and educator. He studied at Kent State University (B.M, 1991), the University of North Texas (M.M., 1996), and the University of Kentucky (Ph.D., 2007). Raleigh has performed widely throughout the United States, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He is the pianist and composer/arranger for the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, the Osland/Dailey Jazztet, and the Raleigh Dailey Trio. He also is the conductor of several local big bands: The UK Lab Band, The Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors, and the CKYO Jazz Arts Orchestra. The Jazztet has performed most recently at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam, Holland.

Raleigh has performed with many major artists, including Doc Severinsen, Joe Lovano, Howard Levy, John Fedchock, Tom Scott, Peter Evans, Nicholas Payton, Jeff Coffin, Bill Watrous, Jim Walker, Trent Austin, Aretha Franklin, Jon Hendricks, Natalie Cole, Denis DiBlasio, Wycliffe Gordon, Ed Shaugnessy, Ari Hoenig, Rex Richardson, Zach Brock, Bob Rummage, Charles Lazarus, Dave Pietro, Allen Vizzutti, Greg Abate, Graham Breedlove, Roberto Sion, Bones Apart, Charlie Vernon, Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro, Jerry Steinholtz, Mike Smith, Christian Howes, and Lew Soloff.

Raleigh is in high demand as a composer and arranger; his works have been performed and recorded by numerous college, university, military, and professional jazz ensembles. His most recent chamber works are the Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano and Conversations for Trombone and Piano. He also was the recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship for Musical Composition sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council. He has published articles in IAJE Research Papers, The Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Saxophone Journal, Jazz Improv Magazine, Music Reference Services Quarterly, Notes, and Teaching Music Through Performance In Jazz.

As Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Kentucky, Raleigh currently teaches courses in jazz piano, jazz improvisation, and small and large ensembles. Under his direction the Jazz Ensemble, Lab Band, and Jazz Combos have performed nationally at various jazz festivals, including the International Jazz Education Network Conference. His most recent recording is What Happened Next by the Raleigh Dailey Trio. Other CD releases slated for late 2013/early 2014 are duo CDs with Peter Evans and Rui Li and a recording by his free improvising ensemble raleighllama.



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