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The SED Trio in Concert 2010 Last Modified: Monday, April 12, 2010
A Pocket Extra!
The SED Trio in Concert
Featuring Steve Suter, Shelley Martin, and Bill Huntington
Series Directed by Ray Liebau

Performance Dates:
April 2010

Program Description:

The SED Trio is an exciting combination of Trombone, Flute, and Bass. Although they perform a wide range of music, including jazz standards, The SED Trio is anything but "standard". This group grew from the collective desires of Steve Suter (trombone), Shelley Martin (Flute), and Bill Huntington (Bass) to perform standard jazz literature, while at the same time looking for a new and novel way to present their collective vision to an audience.

The result is The SED Trio.

A very special combination of beauty, facility, and musicality not found in many concert occurrences.

Come and treat yourself to a fantastic new musical experience!

The SED Trio invites you to come by, relax, and enjoy the show!

Steve Suter from New Orleans on Trombone now living in Hot Springs - A native New Orleanian, Steve has recently relocated to Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is a member of Bonerama, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the John Mahoney Big Band and has performed with the likes of Al Belletto, Gatemouth Brown, Pete Fountain, Kermit Ruffins, Bob Hope, Natalie Cole, the Temptations, the O’Jays, Bobby Vinton, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Buddy Morrow, Don Rickles, Rita Moreno, Mel Torme, George Shearing, and Shirley Jones. Steve’s extensive careers spans the globe while playing the trombone with a vigor and style matched by no other artist today.

Shelley Martin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance. She has performed with the Northwest Arkansas Symphony, the South Arkansas Symphony, the Little Rock Wind Symphony, the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble, and the Hot Springs Music Festival. She taught band in the public schools for 8 years, and was Instructor of Flute at Henderson State University for 11 years.

She has performed with Earl Hesse, James Greeson, Rick Dimond, Les Pack, Grammy Award nominee and Hot Springs native Chuck Dodson, as well as with Rick Warren, Shirley Chauvan, Charo, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Robert Goulet, The Lennon Sisters, Marion McPartland, Rob McConnell, and many others too numerous to mention.

She was featured with Herb Ellis at Woodlands Auditorium, and played lead alto saxophone in the the Hot Springs-based Stardust Dance Band for 8 years. Ms. Martin maintains an active schedule as a performer, clinician and private woodwind instructor in the Hot Springs area.

Bill Huntington is a jazz musician, who has done it all! He began playing banjo at the age of 12, and at 16, he recorded traditional jazz with Percy Humphrey, the leader of the Preservation Hall Band in New Orleans and Ken Colyer, the British trumpeter.

He switched to guitar at 16, influenced by modern jazz recordings of Charlie Christian, Bud Powell and others. In 1960, he was featured in Down Beat magazine as a guitarist, described as "the recapitulation of the history of jazz itself."

In the 60's and 70's, a scarcity of guitar gigs, led him to switch to bass on which he has done numerous shows with jazz notables such as Carmen McCrae, Helen O'Connell, Mel Torme, Cannonball Adderly, Woody Shaw, Herb Ellis, Lockjaw Davis, Herbie Hancock, and many, many others.

He has toured with Ellis Marsalis, Al Hirt, Johnny Mathis, Jack Jones, Bennie Wallace, Pete Fountain, and the big bands of Jimmy Dorsey and Woody Herman, to name a few.

He has recorded with Ellis Marsalis, Bennie Wallace, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Mose Allison, Banu Gibson, Dr. John, Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton (Grammy winner) and hundreds of others.

He taught in the department of Jazz Studies at Loyola University and University of New Orleans for over 25 years.

He was on tour in Europe when Katrina hit and is currently living in Hot Springs Village.

Steve Suter
Trombone: Steve Suter
Flute: Shelley Martin
Bass: Bill Huntington
Our Crew
Series Director: Ray Liebau
Concert Director: Steve Suter
Webmaster: John Lukas
Shelley Martin
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Arkansas Matters .com
AETN, Arkansas Educational Television Network
KUAR 89.1 FM Little Rock Public Radio
KLRE Classical 90.5 FM Little Rock Public Radio
Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau
Arkansas Times

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!