Tom “Bones” Malone Master of Improvisation at Rocket City Jazz Festival

For Immediate Release

On April 5th-7th 2013, the first annual Rocket City Jazz Festival was held in Huntsville, Alabama. It featured Tom "Bones" Malone, several local jazz musicians and groups that came together to celebrate jazz music and support jazz education. This event was made possible with the help of Conn-Selmer sales representative Derek Bowen.

Opening night began with a master class by Tom "Bones" Malone covering the art and techniques of improvisation on any instrument and how everyone can improvise. The master class concluded by bringing to the stage local high school students to put their confidence and tonality to the test. The night's concert featured local jazz musician Mike Agee on tenor saxophone and Tom "Bones" Malone on trombone. The night was packed full of excitement with tunes from several different composers. The Alabama Blue Brothers (Jamey and Justin Crisler) and Malone blew the audience away by improvising on trombone, baritone sax, tuba, trumpet and piccolo. Saturday, Malone taught a master class to a group of students at Meridianville Middle School, followed by an open master class with the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra.

April 7th was the big finale, featuring several active bands of Huntsville and soloists throughout the day, ending with The Super Awesome Big Band showcasing highlights from the opening night concert with Tom "Bones" Malone.

Tom “Bones” Malone is an artist on the Conn-Selmer Centerstage roster, to find out more information about Tom or other artists, visit:

All photos taken by Jaemi Hemphill-Photography and Design Studios

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