Karen Strid and Friends

Karen Strid and Friends

7:30 pm October 28, 2017 Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church

Traditional and Mainstream Jazz


Karen Strid and Friends wBGPat Owens: trumpet and flugelhorn

Originally from Spokane, WA, Pat began playing professionally at the age of 16.  He enrolled in the Jazz Studies Program at Spokane Falls College and graduated from Eastern Washington University.  At 19, Pat joined the Spokane Orchestra backing up major jazz artists and performed in jazz combos, rock, funk, and Latin dance bands while also appearing on numerous recordings.  Since his arrival to Anchorage in 1985, Pat has been a member of groups such as The Keyboard Allstars, Axiom, El Combo Tropical Latino, The Blue Notes and the Melissa Fischer Quartet.  He has recorded with Jazz Fighting Hunger, Mr. Whitekeys, Full Tilt and Melissa Fischer.  Pat’s musical sensitivity, creativity and technical abilities make him a “first call” jazz trumpeter throughout Anchorage.

Bob Andrews: bass

Bob is an accomplished and seasoned electric and upright bassist with over 25 years of professional performance experience who makes a great addition to the John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble. Bob provides a solid harmonic foundation and he blends well with Cameron¹s rhythmic pulse to synergize great grooves for the soloists to improvise on.

Originally from Iowa, Bob has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, performing, studying and teaching in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and Los Angeles. His list of performing credits includes jazz combos and big bands; rock, country, funk, Latin and pop bands; symphonic, chamber ensembles, concert bands and wind ensembles; and television, radio and album recording sessions. Bob holds a BM degree in bass performance, composition and jazz studies from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he received numerous awards and citations. He has studied with jazz greats Jack DeJohnette, John Abercrombie and Anthony Braxton and L.A. studio keyboardist Mike Boddicker. Bob is currently in high demand on the Anchorage music scene.

Cameron Cartland: drum set/percussion

Cameron has attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and in 2010 went on a three month musical pilgrimage to Brazil. With a love of world music styles, he has had the opportunity to play with many visiting artists and with a number of Anchorage bands including: John Damberg Latin Jazz Sextet, Dan Mac Band, John ‘Pypes’ Teamer, Yngvil Vatn Guttu, Rick Zelinsky’s Jazz Masters Tribute Band, Pamyua, and many others!

Jim Davis: tenor saxophone

Saxophonist extraordinaire, Jim has been a resident of Anchorage for 43 years. Growing up in Philadelphia as an aspiring saxophonist, Jim was afforded the ultimate opportunity of meeting John Coltrane spurring his ambitions to pursue the sax. As a graduate of Norfolk U.S. Naval School of Music, Jim was in the Army band at Fort Richardson. Known for his ability to play in any style from jazz to swing, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, ska and pop, Jim has performed on many, many gigs all over the state. To name a few, Jim has performed with Good Rockin’ Brown, Ed Shaunessey, Bobby Shew, Etta James and Bob Hope. Currently he is a member of Full Tilt and is teaching saxophone privately.

Karen Strid-Chadwick: piano

Karen S Strid-Chadwick Professor of Music at UAA teaches History of Jazz, Jazz Theory I & II, coaches jazz combo classes and the UAA Jazz Ensemble.  She heads the piano proficiency division for the department.  Aside from her regular teaching schedule, she coordinates all UAA jazz activities and annually produces UAA Jazz Week (currently in its 32nd  year) held every spring at the UAA Arts building.  She is the State Collegiate Chair of the Alaska Music Educators Association, a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and a board member of the Alaska Jazz Workshop.

Karen resides in Homer.  She arranges and accompanies for various groups in the Anchorage and Homer areas.  In the past, she has performed with visiting jazz artists such as Dan Balmer, Howie Smith, Giacomo Gates, Ali Reyerson, Joe Beck, Bobby Shew, Richie Cole, Don Lanphere, Randy Sabien, Barney McClure, Kris Berg, Sal Lozano, Bill Watrous, & Rich Wetzel.

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