Monthly Archives: June 2017

Jazz faculty at Bass Concert Hall

Texas State faculty Hank Hehmsoth (piano) and Russell Scanlon (guitar) were orchestra pit musicians for the national Broadway tour of “Something Rotten!” at Bass Concert Hall May 30 – June 4. It is a very precise show, with fast segues, patch changes, and technical issues, in a variety of styles — medieval, chorale, Basie swing, hard rock, jazz, James Brown, and 70’s pop music.

They worked with some of Austin’s finest jazz/classical musicians, Javier Chaparro on violin, UT trombone professor Nathanial Brickens, arranger Paul Baker on flute, piccolo, clarinet, sax, and lead trumpet, and Eric Johnson on trumpet, flugelhorn, and piccolo trumpet.