Dissapointing turnout for REO Speedwagon at Alpine Valley

This was in the school newsletter. I appreciate finding out about upcoming events, but I also think in this day and age, they needn’t list this guy’s entire resume IN MY NEWSLETTER. If I wanted to know more, I could LOOK IT UP MYSELF. I have put in bold the portions that should have been included:

The High School Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combo Featuring

Hollywood Walk of Fame All Star Musician
Anonymous, Trumpet

Monday, January 10, 2011
7 PM Performance Hall
High School Campus

Tickets: $10 Adults/$5 for Students/Seniors

Mark your calendars now, so you won’t miss a great night of Jazz at the High School. Trumpeter Anonymous, one of the world’s finest jazz and studio musicians, will be the Special Guest Soloist for the High School Jazz Program’s annual concert at the Performance Hall on the Monday, January 10, 2011, 7 PM.

The High School Jazz Bands and Jazz Combo, under the direction of Mr. X and Mr. Y, will perform pieces that sweep the jazz gamut from swing to hard bop, ballads, Latin, fusion and funk. In addition to his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Anonymous’s appearances on classic jazz recordings mark him as a first call musician on the extremely competitive recording studio scene in the area.

Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Kenny G., Tito Puente, Dianne Reeves, Rosemary Clooney, Diane Schur, Eric Marienthal, David Benoit, Arturo Sandoval, and host of jazz luminaries all grace Anonymous’s resume. Jazz legend Maynard Ferguson called Anonymous “the most musical lead trumpet player I’ve ever had in my band.”

In the Pop music world, Anonymous has contributed his signature sound to albums by Ray Charles, Green Day, Beyoncé, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Seal, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Earth Wind & Fire, My Chemical Romance, The Mars Volta, Chicago, Lee Ann Womack, and Lou Rawls.

A veteran of over 300 motion picture and television soundtracks, Anonymous’s recent film score work includes performances in Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Charlie St. Cloud, 2012, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Numerous TV credits include shows such as the Sports Themes for NBC, ESPN & TNT, the Entertainment Tonight Theme, the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Latin Grammy’s and American Idol.

With two solo albums to his credit, including the Grammy nominated “You Call This a Living?” (Best Large Jazz Ensemble, 2004) and “Plays Well With Others” (Concord Jazz, 2007), Anonymous dazzles in a live setting, frequently with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.

This year, Anonymous has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl (Gershwin In America), the Pantages Theater (Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story,) and Disney Hall (Kristine Chenowith) and at colleges and clubs across the nation.

Anonymous is a National Artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America and is co-designer of the YTR-8335LA trumpet and YFH-8315G Flugelhorn.

Anonymous enjoys his work as a clinician/educator and feels it’simportant to “give back” by mentoring young musicians.


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