Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Bringing local and national musicians to Santa Fe venues

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, 7 pm Chris Ishee and Friends Admission: $10/$5 w/ fiesta lanyard at the door

Incomparable jazz greats together for a magical show!

Santa Fe based pianist/keyboardist Chris Ishee performs with his trio throughout the Southwest. As music director at Santa Fe Preparatory School, he is in demand as a jazz educator and clinician. Prior to moving to New Mexico in 1994, Ishee toured as keyboardist for trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, singer Engelbert Humperdinck, Latin singer Alvaro Torres, and others. In New Mexico he performed for several years with the Jono Manson Band as well as with Frank Morgan, Kenny Davern, Bud Shank, Bo Diddley, Eddie Daniels, and Blues Traveller.

Born In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby Shew began playing the guitar at the age of eight and switched to the trumpet at ten. Through the years Bobby has honed his skills to become a truly respected virtuoso, playing with famed groups such as Benny Goodman,  Maynard Ferguson, Don Menza, Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Horace Silver Quintet, Bill Holman, Bill Berry, Terry Gibbs, and many more.

A native New Yorker, drummer John Trentacosta brought his collective big band and small group experience to New Mexico in 1992. After two decades as the rhythm force behind jazz notables Chuck Wayne, Jimmy Knepper, and the Al Porcino big band, John brought new energy to the New Mexico jazz scene. Most recently he has performed with Eddie Daniels and The Santa Fe Symphony, Frank Morgan, Joshua Breakstone, Roger Kellaway, Nick Brignola, Lee Konitz, Bud Shank, Bobby Shew and Kenny Davern.

Justin Bransford is a multi-instrumentalist and composer playing bass, guitar and piano. He has performed internationally and has worked with countless singers, dancers and musicians from many different backgrounds performing jazz, pop, flamenco, R&B, rock, world music, and other contemporary styles.

Saxophonist Glenn Kostur performs frequently in the Albqurque/Santa Fe area. As a freelance performer Glenn as worked with jazz artists such as the Woody Herman Orchestsra, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Hirt, Tony Bennet, Linda Ronstadt, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Johhny Mathis, Diahann Carroll, and Rosemary Clooney, and Maynard Ferguson.

In a career that spans five decades, Arlen Asher has been an inspiring music educator to thousands of students in addition to an incredible performer. Over the years, he has performed the UNM’s stage band, the Woodwind Choir, the Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band, Southwest Jazz Orchestra,  Crosscurrents, the Outpost Repertory Orchestra and the Jazz Chamber Ensemble and he has been on the bill with Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea, and Bobby Shew.