– WFIT radio 89.5FM, a service of Florida Tech, and Del Sol Grill presents Jazz saxophonist and flute player JEFF SIMPSON on Friday, July 9, 2004 from 6:00
pm-8:00 pm Performing with Jeff will be trumpet player Tom Parmerter of Orlando, Ron Teixeira on piano, Ron Pirtle on bass and Richie Mola on drums.
Jeff grew up surrounded by jazz music and jazz musicians. Through his father, WFIT jazz disc jockey as well as Brevard jazz icon, Jack Simpson, Jeff had
the opportunity to meet and hear some of the jazz greats such as: Ira Sullivan, Howard McGhee and Dizzy Gillespie. Enhancing his skills Jeff earned his
B.A. degree from the University of North Florida and a Masters in Jazz Composition at the University of South Florida. While attending college Jeff found
great success leading jazz groups at major concerts and festivals throughout Florida.
He is currently the band director at St. Jude the Apostle school in Atlanta, Georgia, and continues to pursue his career as a jazz performer in and around
the city. He relishes his role as teacher and the opportunity to have a positive influence on his students. With the recent release of his new CD “In a
Midnight Moon” Jeff is able to deliver his message of jazz through his compositions, arrangements and his voice of that of an educator.
Performing with Jeff at Del Sol will be Orlando Trumpeter Tom Parmerter. He has performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz including North Florida
University Jazz Director, Chuck Owen. On piano will be Ron Teixeira, best known as Heidi’s Jazz Club house pianist. Teixeira, a graduate of Berkley, is
known as a “musician’s musician”; accompanying musicians with knowledge and skill. Playing bass will be Brevard County’s best known stand up bass
player-Ron Pirtle. Ritchie Mola, playing the drums, is known as a very “tasty” drummer and always there.
Hear Jeff Simpson’s quintet on Friday, July 9th, 6:00-8:00 pm. WFIT members music charge is $5 and prospective members $10.
Reservations for dinner at Del Sol Grill may be made by calling: 321-729-9697.