The Wimberley Concert Association Presents John Magaldi, John Sheridan, and Dylan Meek
Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7 PM
Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley, Texas

John Magaldi appears in concert with John Sheridan and Dylan Meek
The Wimberley Concert Association is proud to feature jazz musicians John Magaldi, John Sheridan, and their special guest, Dylan Meek in a May concert.
John Magaldi has been a professional musician all of his adult life. In addition to being a master saxophonist (tenor, alto, baritone, and soprano), he also doubles on clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and piccolo. Over the years he's played many different venues from coast to coast and beyond. These include theaters, night clubs, jazz festivals and cruise ships as well as tours with big bands. Nationally acclaimed acts he has toured or appeared with include Marvin Gaye, Tony Bennett, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, and too many others to list. He is a featured soloist with the "Primetime Jazz Orchestra," "Sentimental Journey Orchestra",  "Crimson Jazz Orchestra", and the "Regency Jazz Quintet." He is also a regular performer at Jim Cullums' "Landing" on the Riverwalk.

John Sheridan began his musical training at the age of seven, studying the piano. He received his Master of Music degree in 1977 from North Texas State University at Denton, Texas. He joined The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in 1979. Sheridan served as principal arranger for the JCJB and wrote over 1,000 arrangements for the ensemble. As an arranger, Sheridan was responsible for the JCJB albums Porgy and Bess,"'Tis the Season To Be Jammin." and much of the material heard in "Hooray for Hoagy," "Super Satch," "Shootin' the Agate," as well as most of the material found on the Riverwalk Jazz CDs. After 23 years, Sheridan departed The Jim Cullum Jazz Band at the end of 2002.  He continues to appear on the Riverwalk Jazz radio series as well as contribute original arrangements.

These veteran jazz artists will be joined in a guest appearance by pianist Dylan Meek, whose recent performances have been electrifying.  Although sixteen-year-old Dylan Meek is just a high school sophomore, his list of appearances, accomplishments and awards is impressive. Since beginning private piano instruction with Dr. Michal Rosenberger in 2001, Meek has been tutored by numerous professional musicians, including Floyd Domino of Asleep At The Wheel band, pianists Larry Natwick and Joyce Webb Tate, and especially, his mentor, legendary jazz musician Jimmy Neeley. In the last year, Meek has been a featured performer at the Wimberley Winter Jazz Festival, the Eddie Durham Musical Tribute and Centennial Celebration in San Marcos, the Susanna's Kitchen Concert Series, the Youth Taking Charge Benefit Concert, the Katherine Anne Porter Jazz Festival, and he sits in regularly at the Elephant Room in Austin. Meek was one of 25 high school and college students chosen from a field of 250 to receive a Hill Country Jazz Festival Outstanding Jazz Musician Award in February of 2006. He has been accepted and will attend Berklee College of Music's 5 week summer performance program in summer 2007.

Suggested donation for this concert is $6 for adults. Children are admitted free with a supervising adult. Students are always welcomed at no charge.

Chapel in the Hills is located at 14601 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley, Texas.