Jazz Band Emanon Performs For Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. Endowment
Over 150 people gathered to hear jazz band, Emanon, along with special guest Terry Myers, perform a benefit concert in the South Florida State College University Center Auditorium on June 8.
Approximately $1,905 dollars was raised at the concert through ticket sales and donations. All proceeds went to the SFSC’s Foundation, Inc. to benefit the newly established Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. Endowment.
The Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. Endowment has been set up through the SFSC Foundation, Inc. as a means to continue to provide funds for scholarships, equipment, the establishment of endowed teaching chairs, and support for faculty, staff, and program mini-grants.
Emanon performed well-known standards, such as “Don’t Get Around,” “Night And Day,” “One Note Samba,” “Take The A Train,” and “This Masquerade,” as well as some Latin, swing, funk, originals, and more.
Emanon is a group of local jazz musicians founded by Dave Naylor. Band members include Dave Naylor, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, and flugelhorn; Manny Patiño, bass; Martin Rimoldi, guitar; Doug Andrews, keyboard; and Bill Anderson, drums.
Joining Emanon for this special event was guest artist Terry Myers (reeds). His long list of performance credits includes Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, Buddy Morrow, the Tex Beneke Orchestra, the Les Elgart Band, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Ray Charles, and Wayne Newton. He has performed at a number of prestigious jazz festivals around the world, as well as on the SFSC’s Jazz Series several times.