Welcome Chris Tackett
Exciting news!! We will have a new pianist joining us starting this Sunday. Chris Tackett will be familiar to many of you, as he has subbed for Leeza a number of times in the past few years. Chris has signed a contract to be our Acting Pianist through mid-April, and possibly beyond. Brian Moon is pulling together a hiring committee to identify a new permanent pianist sometime this spring.
Chris Tackett is a Masters Degree graduate of Indiana University. He has been involved with many different instrumental and vocal ensembles all over the country. He has previously served as the Artistic Director of Desert Voices, the Director of Music at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, and Director of Music at Saguaro Christian Church. While working for these organizations he composed, edited, or arranged much of the music that they performed. Recently he has been working with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson. As a composer and arranger he has worked for many groups around the world including the Gregg Smith Singers, the BBC Big Band and Concert Orchestra, and the Brodsky Quartet. His clients have included Dave Brubeck and George Shearing. For over fifteen years he served as music librarian and archivist for Mr Shearing.