Date - May 21, 2022
Time - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
901 N J St
Tacoma WA 98403
Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma
Dan Duval was introduced to the vibraphone at the age of ten by his father who had seen local Seattle dance band leader Roy Kennelly (owner of Kennelly Keys Music) performing on the vibraphone and was intrigued by the instrument. Private lessons with Roy ensued and Dan enjoyed a long friendship with the music store owner.
Dan’s first exposure to Jazz was in Junior High stage band. They were directed by a young up and coming educator who became a nationally known expert in Jazz Band theory, Mr. Hal “Dr. Jazz” Sherman. That experience and his influence affects Dan’s musical style to this day.
Moving to Portland Oregon in the mid-70s and attending Mt. Hood Community college was a wonderful experience. There the combination of a great jazz music department and regional draw of talented young musicians opened his eyes and the door to improvisational soloing. A life changing event happened during a short but intense week of summer instructional sessions with renowned vibest Gary Burton. While Gary’s unique and revolutionary mallet technique was impressive, the greater experience by far, was his ability to inspire Dan to see for the first time the unlimited musical possibilities of a seemingly limited percussive instrument.
He graduated Western Washington University with a BA in Music Education and a BA in Music Performance. While at Western Dan had the great privilege to know and perform with many outstanding musicians, including Marc Seals, Scott Reeves, Dave Peterson, Doug Ostgard, Rich Cole, Moyes Lucas Jr., Cary Black, Michael Powers and Milo Petersen.
Dan was able to return to music after retiring from a career in retail and currently performs around the Puget Sound with his Good Vibes Trio & Quartet. He also returned to composing and has enjoyed creating and most recently recording both his and bassist Trent Leurquin’s compositions.
Electric & Upright Bass
Trent Leurquin studied music at Olympic College and music performance at Western Washington University. He is an accomplished composer and bassist and has performed with several different groups including the Jazz Junkeys and Chain Reaction. Trent performs most frequently in jazz, fusion and R&B styles and is a creative and prolific composer.
Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Steve Yamasaki has been playing jazz and swing over 35 years in and around the Seattle area. He attended Western Washington University and was engaged in the music program there. He has played with the New Deal Rhythm Band and the Rhythm Boys, John Holt’s Radio Rhythm Orchestra and Pete Leinonen’s Muskrat Rabble. He is currently lead alto in the Mach One Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Junkeys.
Epaminondas “Nonda” Trimis is a graduate of California State University with a BA in percussion performance. Nonda studied with renown players including Steve Mitchell (Vince Guaraldi), Gary Nash (Jackie & Roy), Ed Shaughnessy (The Tonight Show), Steve Schaeffer (Dallas, Dynasty LA Studio), and Jerry Steinholtz (Dianne Ross, the Carpenters). He has performed on over 50 recordings with local and national artists including The Jazz Police, Michael Powers, Gary Stroutsos, Phil Sheeran and Tony Gable. He has performed live, backing Eddie Daniels, Ben Vareen, Greta Metassa, Jovino Santos, Blackstone, Kathy Lee Gifford, Carl Saunders, Teatro Zinzani, and Marc Seals.