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Take That Back with an opening set by Andy Heglund Sextet

November 12 @ 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

Headliner : Take That Back

Sue Orfield – Tenor Saxophone

Joan Hutton Saxophones and Reeds

Ted Godbout – Piano

Kameron Markworth – Bass

Dave Schmalenberger – Drums

 Take That Back started as the meeting-of-the-minds of two veteran musicians, Joan Hutton and Sue Orfield. Drawn together by a passion for original music, both bandleaders are composers and improvisers, each with her own unique musical voice. Joan Hutton plays bass clarinet and alto sax and Sue Orfield plays the tenor sax. They are joined most often by Ted Godbout (piano), Kameron Markworth (bass), and David Schmalenberger (drums).

“Joan Hutton and Sue Orfield’s Take that Back opens with the smooth dark chocolate crooning of Hutton’s bass clarinet…then Orfield’s tenor sax enters and interweaves lines with Hutton’s, and the pairing of sounds presented with the two reeds and the piano, bass and drums rhythm team is something special indeed.” – Dan McClenaghan (All About Jazz, 2022)

Opening Set : Andy Heglund Sextet

Steve Kenny – Trumpet

Dean Sorenson – Trombone

Pete Whitman – Saxophones

Chris Lomheim – Piano

Chris Bates – Bass

Andy Heglund – Drums

Andy Heglund is a performer and Jazz educator with original deep roots in the Twin Cities Area who’s now been working and teaching out of the Reno Area. This performance is a grand reunion of musicians and life-long friends.

Andrew Heglund is Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno where he teaches percussion, directs the UNR Percussion Ensemble, and teaches jazz small groups. Heglund holds a Doctor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master’s of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Minnesota. Heglund performs with the UNR faculty jazz quintet The Collective and has played on four compact disc recordings with the group (North, Boats, Balance, and Once and Again). He has also performed with this group at the Reno Jazz Festival alongside guest artists such as Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Randy Brecker, and Bobby Hutcherson. Recent recordings include a compact disc with the Reno Jazz Orchestra titled Jazz Alive, an Earth Wind and Fire tribute recording with the RJO soon to be released, and a recording featuring Heglund’s original compositions titled Blue Trapezoid.


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