PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION*** NOTE: This event will take place in the Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building, on the campus of UNCW. ***
Beckwith Recital Hall, located in the Cultural Arts Building on Randall Drive
$6 general public (includes tax) • Free to students with valid UNCW ID
Advance tickets are not sold: the Cultural Arts box office opens one hour prior to performance.
About the artist
Tom Garling studied arranging and composition at the Berklee College of Music from 1983 to 1985. At the age of 20, he left Berklee to tour with Buddy Rich for one year, starting in January of 1986, and was on the last touring band before Rich died. Rich once said of him in an interview in Stockholm, Sweden: “Tom Garling is going to have a very, very strong future in jazz.”
In 1987, Garling enrolled at the University of Miami, where he received a degree in jazz performance and a master’s in jazz composition and arranging. He played with greats such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Randy Brecker. After graduation, Garling stayed one more year to teach improvisation classes, direct big bands and coach small groups. Shortly thereafter, he joined Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band, and toured for six years with Ferguson as musical director and trombonist.
Plenty of free parking, right out in front of the Cultural Arts building. No need to feed the meters.
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(The Cultural Arts building is designated as "CA" and is on the left hand side of the map, just above midpoint.)