On Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1pm, the Big Joe Duskin
Foundation Jazz Ensemble performed our inaugeral performance at Clark
Montessori. The ensemble included Marc
Fields on trombone, Scott
Pazera on bass, Anthony Lee on drums, Chris
Barrick on vibraphone, Ben
Walkenhauer on saxophone and Wade
Baker on trumpet and was very well received by the students.
On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2pm, the Big Joe Duskin
Foundation Jazz Ensemble performed at Piner
Elementary in Morning View, KY. The ensemble included Marc Fields on trombone, Rob Dixon on saxophone,
Scott Pazera on bass, Steve Schmidt on keyboards, Anthony
Lee on drums and Wade Baker on
Thank you so much for providing the
Jazz presentation for our students this past week. They loved it! After a couple of numbers, the
students were clapping to the beat and dancing in their seats. Wade Baker had a great personality and
the students found him fun and engaging. Some of the kids have decided they want to grow up to be
musicians, and I think all of them now plan to join the middle school band.
Christi Jefferds, Principal
Piner Elementary, Morning View, KY, USA
On Friday, October 18, 2013 at 1pm, the Big Joe Duskin
Foundation Jazz Ensemble performed at Cheviot
Elementary. The ensemble included Art
Gore on drums, Marc
Fields on trombone, Rob Dixon on saxophone, Steve Schmidt on keyboards, Scott Pazera on bass and Wade Baker on trumpet.
Check out the videos of "Caravan" and "Me
Clean" on YouTube !!!
On Friday, November 15, 2013 at 3pm, Wade Baker led a Blues quartet in an after
school performance at Hartwell
Elementary with Kyle Bledsoe on guitar/vocals,
Anthony Lee on drums and Scott Pazera on
I wanted to touch base with you and THANK YOU! Your guys rocked
the stage at Hartwell and had our students SO EXCITED about music and the Blues. The kids are STILL talking
about it. This was a once in a life time experience for these kids, they have probably never even heard the
blues before. Anytime your organization wants to come visit, you are more than welcome. The guys took a
request from our students, and had everyone so excited and singing along. All the kids were up dancing.
Everyone was getting along and smiling!
Thank you, Thank you again !!!
Jessica L. Miles
Wyoming Fine Arts Center
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, we funded recordings to help Tim
Fuchtman at College Hill Fundamental Academy produce an educational package to be made available to any school via
our website. The musicians included
Phil DeGreg on piano, Carlos
Vargas-Ortiz on guitar, Anthony Lee on drums and Aaron Jacobs on
On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2pm, the Big Joe Duskin
Foundation Jazz Ensemble performed at Roselawn
Condon Elementary. Wade
Baker led the ensemble with Marc
Fields on trombone, Oz Landesburg on saxophone, Brandon Coleman on
guitar, Aaron Jacobs on bass and Anthony Lee on drums. Legendary King Recording Studio drummer Philip Paul joined the fun for a few songs,
On Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:30pm, the Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band were snowed/iced out at Hyde Park School. Unfortunately,
because of how much school was missed over thewinter, we were not able do this
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Blessid Union of Souls
performed a presentation at Ethel M. Taylor School. The teachers had as much fun as the kids
On Friday, December 13, 2013, Northern Kentucky
University's EMPOWER program performed a jazz concert by NKU students and faculty
at Mt Airy Elementary using funds we donated to
On Thursday, December 19, 2013 the Big Joe Duskin
Foundation Blues Band performed a presentation at College Hill Fundamental Academy.
The band included Anthony Lee on drums, Marc
Fields on trombone, Kyle
Bledsoe on guitar/vocals, Scott
Pazera on bass, Da'Rosa
Hathaway Richardson on keyboards and Ben Walkenhauer on saxophone. And King Recording Studio legend Philip Paul also joined the fun for a few songs
On Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2pm, Ricky Nye, Inc. performed at Roselawn Condon
On Thursday, March 20, 2014, the
Big Joe Duskin Foundation Jazz Ensemble performed at Deerpark High
School, featuring Philip
Paul on drums.
On Thursday, May
15, 2014 at 1:15pm, Ricky Nye, Inc. performed
at Ethel M. Taylor School, featuring Philip Paul on drums.