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Mike Kaupa, trumpet & flugelhorn
Tom George, piano

Women Jazz Composers, Vol.1



Jazz trumpeter Mike Kaupa has toured North America, Europe and Japan as a leader and member of several groups, including ONIX in Spain, Equinox in Lyon, Institute for Creative Music in the United States, Existing Reality in the United States and England, and most notably the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the United States, Canada and Japan. In Barcelona, he was on the faculty at the Taller de Músics school and from 2001 to 2005 was on faculty at the annual Seminario de Jazz in Barcelona. He also performed at the Palau de la Musica there. Mike was an interim instructor of jazz trumpet at the Eastman School of Music in the 1999- 2000 school year and in the spring of 2010. He recently performed at the Remembering Marian concert tribute to Marian McPartland at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. He has been a guest artist with the Penn State University Jazz Ensemble, University of Oregon Jazz Ensemble, Fredonia Jazz Ensemble and New Jazz Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music. Among others, he has performed with Jorge Rossy, Ben Monder, Jon Faddis, Mark Murphy, Gary Bartz, Luciana Souza, Joe Locke, Mel Torme and Ray Charles, and with the Buffalo Philharmonic Pops and Rochester Philharmonic Pops. Mike, who holds music degrees from Fredonia State University and the University of Miami, is currently on the faculties of the Harley School, Finger Lakes Community College and Eastman Community Music School. Based in Rochester, New York, Mike maintains a busy schedule of teaching and performing.

Tom George is an accomplished jazz pianist and has performed extensively throughout the United States and overseas, both on solo keyboard and leading a combo. He has arranged and performed various programs and revues with cabaret singers and dancers, in music halls, local eateries and churches. Tom has also been a performer with bands as part of the Missouri Music Educators’ Association Annual Conference. In addition to many venues in Missouri, he has performed at Art in the Park in Belleville, Illinois; Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois; University of Arkansas; Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania; Nanjing University and Northwestern Polytechnical University in China; in Szeged, Hungary; West University of Timisoara in Romania; Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait; University of Sarajevo in Bosnia; University of Dubrovnik in Croatia; and Muscat Cultural Centre in Oman. He has also performed in Russian Siberia. Prior to taking up jazz, Tom studied classical piano for ten years, beginning at age six. He also trained as an organist, studying with Barbara Harbach, Herbert Springer and Eugene Belt, and playing for church services in the Philadelphia, New Haven and Boston areas. He has performed classical piano, participating in concerts and accompanying choirs. Tom studied with John Mehegan at the Juilliard School of Music, Barry Kiener of the Buddy Rich Band, and with faculty at the Berklee College of Music and the Eastman School of Music.

For sale through a special arrangement with Hester Park [CD 7701, 1995]
God Bless The Child
Lullaby of The Leaves
What a Difference a Day Makes
Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
You Oughta Be In Pictures
I'm In The Mood for Love
Can't We Be Friends?
Willow Weep For Me
Don't Explain
I Wanna Be Around
I'll Never Smile Again

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