Larger Than Jazz
'Jazz For Youth' has appeared at over 100 schools, churches, and arts events throughout Western Washington State. This CD captures the 14 songs most requested by young people at our concerts. Here are some of the comments we received following our performances: The presentations were structured, energetic, informative, and wholeheartedly superb. Of particular merit was Mr. Buhler's ability to work with students having a wide variety of learning styles and/or handicapping conditions. The staff praised the information and learning format he presented, as well as his obvious enthusiasm in working with children. Susan E. Doud, Learning Support Supervisor Fairmont Elementary, Mukilteo, WA ...outstanding musicians and entertainers ... know how to work with elementary students ... able to refocus their attention immediately ... encouraged students to pursue their dreams. We need more assemblies like this! Gregory J. Gelderman, Principal Endeavour Elementary School, Mukilteo, WA ...talked at their level ... answered questions completely with real understanding of what they were asking ... professional and enthusiastic ... inspired my son to start practicing again. Maryanne Danner, Assembly Coordinator Beverly Elementary, Lynnwood, WA Students were actively involved in the performance, but you also maintained an appropriate level of assembly behavior. ... excellent rapport ... tailored each session to the grade level of the audience ... a wonderful educational experience. Amy Beth Ayers, Principal Mt. Pilchuck Elementary, Lake Stevens, WA ...in the 29 years I have been involved with elementary, middle, and high school, I have NEVER seen students so mesmerized by an assembly. Please return next year. Tom Eastwood, Assistant Principal Kalama Middle/High, Kalama, WA ...a tremendous assembly ... great sense of humor ... students were enthralled. I highly recommend Craig Buhler as a musician, educator, and performer. Cliff Nelson, Principal Brighton School, Lynnwood, WA ...very versatile ... music was grade appropriate ... able to keep everyone's undivided attention ... you won't be disappointed with Craig Buhler's assembly program! Esther Walla, Principal North Seattle Christian School, Seattle, WA ... absolutely excellent! His rapport with the children, his expertise on all manner of woodwind instruments, his willingness to "custom fit" the day to suit the needs of our school were all much appreciated. Marsha Schroeder, Music Specialist Skyline Elementary, Lake Stevens, WA These sixth graders still remember and talk about it with excitement and enthusiasm. Cedar Way would love to have you visit again! Nancy Press, Music Specialist Cedar Way Elementary, Mount Lake Terrace, WA *** Information about the artists *** Craig Buhler, woodwinds & vocals • Studied music at UCLA, at the University of Redlands, and privately with many respected professionals. • Often headlines to audiences of 600 and has toured internationally with the "Beach Boys" and other major acts to crowds of 10,000. • Has appeared on 25 CD and LP recordings, 4 under his own name. • Sings and plays soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flutes, harmonicas, recorders, and piano. Plays 2 saxophones simultaneously! • Is a former science & band teacher. • Is an Artist/Clinician for Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments, Inc. representing it's Buffet Clarinet Division. Randy McMillan, keyboards & vocals • Has played the piano since age 2. • Studied music at Seattle Pacific University. • Was a Seattle radio sports commentator & weatherman for 14 years. • Played organ for the Sonics, the Mariners, Seattle Pacific University basketball, and other Seattle teams. • Co-writes & Stars in the weekly "Bango Radio Program" for young people. • Co-produced the "Bango" CD & appears on numerous other recordings. • Has been an in-demand speaker to church & civic groups for 20 years. • Although born blind, Randy moves about freely by foot & by bus.