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Missouri-based Jazz Act Available for Your Event!

posted April 10, 2023   category » FestivalNet News & Promotions
FestivalNet News: Missouri-based Jazz Act Available for Your Event! Ralph Hepola's HepTones – jazz, blues, ballads, bebop, fusion, instrumental rock  

"A musician who plays the language of contemporary jazz on the tuba."  -  JAZZIZ 

"Ralph Hepola makes a strong case for the tuba as a lead instrument in jazz."  - Scott Yanow, author of thirteen books on jazz 

1, 2, 3 or 4 musicians - centrally-located in Springfield, Missouri

Performances have included four consecutive years at Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota;  Denton Arts & Jazz Festival in Denton, Texas; Iron District in Kansas City; Artsfest & Cider Days in Springfield, Missouri; Art in the Park in Highland, Illinois; Harvest Homecoming in Harrison, Arkansas.

renowned bassist Bob Bowman, drummer Marty Morrison and pianist Kyle Aho - both of Missouri State University Jazz Studies Faculty with tubaist Ralph Hepola

Ralph Hepola
46 recordings including the major labels EMI and Warner Music, many reissues, 39 video productions, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy and Tony Award winners and nominees - New York City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Switzerland's Basel Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University, The United States Army Band of Washington, D.C., Missouri Arts Council April 2021 Featured Artist 

phone: (417) 408-7379


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