Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Paloma started studying violin at the age of fifteen and switched to bass while in college, attracted to the versatility of the instrument and the rhythm section. She graduated as a bass player from the Commercial Music program at UTEP and currently performs in the El Paso area, always inspired by the music that represents her culture and by innovation in music, art, and technology. Chavela Trio is a project from El Paso, TX that performs Mexican traditional standards from the genres of bolero, and ranchera, among others, blending jazz influences into them.
Paloma E. Saenz
Lawrence Brown III
BORDERLESS BRASS BAND
The Borderless Brass Band has been bringing the sound and flavor of the Big Easy to the Southwest since 2017. The BBB has not only performed at local venues (The International, Ode Brewery, Sparky's) but has performed in 4th of July and Christmas parades, the Cloudcroft Brewery Oktoberfest, weddings, funerals, and of course - several Mardi Gras celebrations. In 2019 the Borderless Brass Band also received a grant from the Museum of Cultural Arts Department. With this grant, the BBB was able to bring traditional New Orleans music to elementary schools throughout El Paso.
Chris Oliver (trumpet/vocals) is currently the Director of Music at Mission Early College High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at El Paso and also studied with Brad Goode at the University of Colorado. Mark Moomaw (clarinet) has been the Head Band Director at Socorro High School from 2012 to the present and is currently working on his master's degree in Music Education from New Mexico State University. Nick Flood (Saxophone/vocals) is the head band director at Eastlake High School. Nick holds a bachelor's and Masters Degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University. The heart of the band, John Scanlon (trombone/vocals) has been one of El Paso's most successful educators for several years. John earned his bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Although currently an attorney, Tristan Bouilly (tuba), started his professional career as an orchestra teacher. He holds a degree in Tuba Performance from Arizona State University. Sean Kilkenny (drums) currently teaches at Riverside High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education as well as a Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. Rosemary Oliver (clarinet) received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at El Paso and has been the Music Department Chair at Clarke Middle School since 2018. Rosemary is currently on Maternity Leave and is in the audience this evening).
When we yell "BORDERLESS" You yell "BRASS BAND!!!"
The Dusty Tap
The Dusty Tap is a family-friendly patio bar and restaurant located on the historic Mission Trail. The business opened its doors in May 2022 and is owned and operated by Socorro and El Paso natives. Our menu pays tribute to some of the beautiful sights and landmarks in our surrounding community. Our goal is to provide excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all who visit. Our patio es su patio!
The Jazz Exchange is an organization committed to building communities through music.
Our programs provide a platform where audiences can discover new venues, meet new people,
and experience new artists.
The Jazz Exchange es una organización comprometida con la construcción de comunidades a través de la música. Nuestros programas brindan una plataforma donde el público puede descubrir nuevos lugares,
conocer gente nueva y experimentar nuevos artistas.
Team Coordinator: Richie Marrufo Greeter: Christine Ponce - Diaz Videographer: Valentine Sandoval & Renee Flores
Audio Engineer: Bruno Avitia Photographer: Steve Garduno
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Camera Crew: Jackie Villegas & Nicholas Anthony and director Valentin Sandoval
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH SECRET SHOW
2023 ACADEMY PROGRAM
STARTING IN OCTOBER 2023 - MAY 2024
EMPOWER YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH SECRET SHOW
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