IMAGES Special Reunion Band

IMAGES Special Reunion Band

Sat, November 4, 2017

9:00 pm

Lee Bartley - piano
Rich Sallee - bass
Joe Anderies - alto flute, saxophones
Bob Rebholz - saxophones, flutes
Mike Marlier - drum set
Randy Chavez - guitar

IMAGES Special Reunion Band
IMAGES Special Reunion Band
After the incredible sold out shows of IMAGES Reunion several years ago at Dazzle, the idea surfaced in conversations to do another IMAGES reunion band that would draw from two distinct periods of the group and their recordings. As many fans may remember, there was the first group (Lee, Rich, Joe and Dave) that later made way to a second group (with several recordings of their own) that included Bob Rebholz, Mike Marlier and Randy Chavez along with Lee and Rich. Hold on and get your tickets early for these four magical and musical shows featuring music from both periods and special arrangements using two horn players. All of the guys are working hard to make this a special concert and hope that you will be able to join us for at least one of the four shows! Hope to see you.

Joe, Bob, Lee, Rich, Mike and Randy!

Lee Bartley is a native of Colorado. He has 9 CDs to his credit, six with his previous band Images including CDs for Capitol and MCA Universal Masterseries, and three solo piano CDs, Adrift in Time, A View From Above (CD of the Year on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio) and Carried Away, his latest. He has 82 compositions presently on BMI. Lee has played piano all his life and has a Bachelor¹s Degree in music theory and composition. He is presently having a piece orchestrated for both chamber orchestra and for symphony orchestra by Robert Miller from MSUDenver.

Rich Sallee is currently working with the group, Onsombley, an all instrumental guitar quartet, utilizing three acoustic guitars and Rich on electric bass. they play a mix of classical, jazz and originals. Until recently, he played and sang with the Catfish Kray Band, a Denver based blues band that recorded a CD last year entitled, "Ripples". Rich wrote two songs for the project, "Blues You Left Me" and "Long Time", featuring Larea Edwards on vocals. From 1998-2008, Rich played bass and sang for the Award-winning Erica Brown Band, they electrified audiences all over the Rocky Mountain region with their brand of searing blues rock. The band won Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band (Denver Post) and The Rocky Mountain News’ Best of in the Blues Category. The band released two critically acclaimed CD’s, “Body Work” in 2000, and “Rough Cut Stone” in 2003.

Joe Anderies graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with degrees in Flute Performance and Music Education later completing his masters degree at the University of Colorado in Music Education and Saxophone. Concluding 25 years of teaching in Douglas County and Denver Public Schools, Joe retired in order to concentrate on his performing, music publishing, and clinician initiatives, and working to create more opportunities for young people to have quality music education. Joe’s past performance and recording experiences include IMAGES as well as collaborations with Ron Miles, Chuck Lamb, Larry Coryell and Nestor Torres. Joe has served as Colorado president of several jazz and music education organizations and currently is a board member of El Sistema Colorado, an arm of the ground breaking music education initiative that puts instruments and instruction in the hands of disadvantaged youth.

Bob Rebholz graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He’s played and recorded with national artist’s Images, Peter Kater, DKO. Toured Europe with Tom Jones, as well as played in sections with Nancy Wilson, James Taylor, Diane Schuur, Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Four Tops. Bob was a performer on the GRAMMY nominated recording Jumpin’JazzKids-A Swinging jungle Tale (55th GRAMMY Awards 2012) along with Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws and DeeDee Bridgewater. He doubles on all Saxophones, Flutes and the EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). He’s currently on the faculty of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), working as a musical mentor for kids 6-12th grade.

Mike Marlier has been playing drums since he was 5, and is currently holding down the drum chair for Nelson Rangell, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and is the drummer at Mile Hi Church. He's in his 22nd year as the Director of Drum Set Studies at the Lamont School of Music at DU. Mike is often called upon to adjudicate jazz bands at festivals all over the country, and has performed with countless jazz luminaries, from Benny Golson to Dave Grusin. He recorded and performed with Images during the great New Age Jazz Scare of the mid to late 90's.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202