G. Scott JonesUmvikeli G. Scott Jones will join the big band as a trombone player for the Cowboy Bebop jazz tribute concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Withrow High School! 

Umvikeli expresses his creativity primarily through music performance and composition and also as a visual artist. He currently serves as Director of Bands and Choirs at David H. Ponitz Carerr Technology Center and Director of Bands at Wogaman Middle School in the Dayton Public Schools. He recently performed “Shine Light,” a spoken work with electronic trombone accompaniment created in part to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the “Building Peace Sundays” series at the The Dayton International Peace Museum.

Umvikeli’s performance repertoire ranges from jazz to classical, to avant-garde and he has performed with several ensembles in the Midwest region, most recently with the Nasty Nati Brass Band, Tuckie Bailey and the Bagabonds, and the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, as well as with national artists such as The Funk Brothers, Spyder Turner and the National Jazz Orchestra of Detroit.

Part of Umvikeli’s personal mission is to make the arts more accessible to underrepresented youth.

Welcome aboard, Umvikeli!

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