Colorado Jazz Workshop’s 6th Annual Jazz Festival was at Dazzle on this coming October 28, 2017, with guest artist Tom “Bones” Malone. During the day-long event, you also could hear all the CJW combos and big bands starting at 11:00 AM. Be sure to put it the next one your calendar. Watch the performance here.


11:00 to 11:45 Saturday AM combo South Stage
11:45 to 12:30 Wednesday combo North Stage
12:30 to 1:15 Monday combo South Stage
1:15 to 2:00 Saturday big band North Stage
2:00 to 2:45 Tuesday combo South Stage
2:45 to 3:30 Wednesday big band North Stage
3:30 to 4:15 Saturday PM combo South Stage
4:30 to 5:45 Clinic w/ Malone Gallery
7:00 to 8:15 Monday Big Band with Tom Malone North Stage
9:30 to 10:45 Tom Malone w/trio South Stage

About Tom “Bones” Malone:

Tom “Bones” Malone began his professional career on a job playing lead trumpet with Brenda Lee at a club in Jackson, MS, while enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi. In response to a call from Warren Covington, leader of The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, he expanded into contracting musicians. After transferring to North Texas State University, Malone continued working as both a player and a contractor for a variety of groups. Upon graduation, Malone worked in bands of Woody Herman (1969), Duke Pearson (1970), Louie Bellson (1971), Doc Severinsen and Blood, Sweat & Tears (1973). In 1973, Malone began a close, 15-year association with Gil Evans, who exerted considerable musical influence on him. With Evans, Malone recorded seven albums and toured Europe, Japan and the Far East.

A call in the early 1970s from Saturday Night Live (SNL), a new,revolutionary, late-night comedy show on NBC, proved highly fruitful for Malone, who arranged for the show from 1975 to 1985. A single SNL comedy skit featuring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd mushroomed into The Blues Brothers; Malone wrote the chart for that first skit, then continued as an integral member of the Blues Brothers musical organization. His writing and performance may be found on all Blues Brothers recordings and in The Blues Brothers (Universal) film score. In 1993, Malone reunited with SNL veterans Paul Schaffer, keyboards, and Will Lee, bass, in the CBS Orchestra, now in its thirteenth year as house band for The Late Show with David Letterman. In 1997, Blues Brothers 2000 was released on Universal; the film score includes considerable contribution by Malone.

As a leader, Malone is featured on Standards of Living (Big World) and Soul Bones (Malaco). An extremely active writer and performer in New York, Malone may be heard on a list of jazz, R&B, rock and classical recordings far too extensive to ennumerate. A versatile musician, Malone plays piccolo, flute, alto flute, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, piccolo trumpet, trumpet, flügelhorn, bass trumpet, euphonium, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, electric bass, and synthesizer programmer. In addition to performing, arranging, producing and composing, Malone is an active clinician in educational settings. Malone plays Bach trumpets and trombones and Selmer saxophones.

Tom “Bones” Malone joined the CBS Orchestra on November 1, 1993. On the show each night he is seen playing a variety of horn instruments, including the trombone, trumpet and saxophone. Before joining the CBS Orchestra, Malone contributed approximately 25 arrangements to the “Late Show with David Letterman”. He is probably best known, though, for his work on “Saturday Night Live” as the musical director for the “SNL” band from 1981-85. Malone has performed with such acts as James Brown, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, and Diana Ross, as well as playing network themes on shows such as “CBS This Morning,” “Murder She Wrote,” and the 1992 Olympics theme on CBS. “Bones” Malone is originally from Sumrall, Mississippi and currently lives in Manhattan.

Tom has a couple of (very nice!) jazz CDs, does extensive studio work, has written and/or scored for TV and movies (”Sister Act”) and continues to do so, and still has time to be a helluva nice guy. He plays a variety of instruments, and plays them all very well, but his trombone work (including a method book or two) is very, very special. He’s currently with the Letterman band and, as usual, is involved in several musical projects.

(all credits are for trombone unless otherwise noted)

19– Smith, Lonnie Liston- Exotic Mysteries

19– Charles, Ray- Genius & Soul: 50th Anniversary Col (Sax, Horn Arrangements)

19– Crawford, Hank- Heart and Soul

19– King, B.B.- King of the Blues

1970 Galbraith, Rob- Nashville Dirt (Producer)

1971 Ten Wheel Drive- Peculiar Friends

1971 McRae, Carmen- Mrs. Magic

1973 Blood, Sweat & Tears- No Sweat (Horn)

1974 Evans, Gil- Gil Evans’ Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (Synthesizer, Bass, Flute, Trombone)

1975 Cavaliere, Felix- Destiny

1975 Woods, Phil- New Phil Woods Album (Brass)

1975 Evans, Gil- There Comes a Time (Synthesizer, Trombone, Tuba, Piccolo, Bass Trombone)

1975 Cobham, Billy- Funky Thide of Sings (Trombone, Piccolo)

1975 Clarke, Stanley- Journey to Love (Trombone, Brass)

1975 Sanborn, David- Taking Off

1976 Free Creek- Summit Meeting

1976 Matthews, Dave- Shoogie Wanna Boogie

1976 Murphy, Elliott- Night Lights

1976 Turrentine, Stanley- Man with the Sad Face

1976 Evans, Gil- Live ’76

1976 Clarke, Stanley- School Days

1977 Matthews, David- Dune

1977 Roden, Jess Band- Player Not the Game

1977 Steig, Jeremy- Firefly

1977 Miles, Barry- Sky Train

1977 Band- Islands

1977 Harlow, Larry- Raza Latina (Tuba)

1977 Colon, Willie- Metiendo Mano (Synthesizer, Tuba, Harp)

1978 Average White Band- Warmer Communications

1978 Helm, Levon- Levon Helm

1978 McCoy, Van- My Favourite Fantasy

1978 Benson, George- In Your Eyes

1978 Blues Brothers- Briefcase Full of Blues (trombone, trumpet, bari and tenor sax, vocals)

1978 Frank Zappa- Zappa in New York (Horn)

1978 Band- Last Waltz (Trombone, Euphonium, Flute (Alto), Horn, Bass Trombone, Horn Arrangements)

1978 Zager, Michael- Let’s All Chant

1978 Barbieri, Gato- Ruby, Ruby (French Horn)

1978 Sanborn, David- Heart to Heart

1978 Average White Band- Warmer Communications… and More

1979 Bear, Richard T- Red Hot & Blue (Horn)

1979 MacDonald, Ralph- Counterpoint (Horn)

1979 Turner, Tina- Love Explosion

1979 Johnson, Michael- Dialogue

1979 Carter, Ron- Parade (Bass Trombone)

1979 Ford, Robben- Inside Story

1979 Dyson, Ronnie- If the Shoe Fits

1979 Thomas, Tasha- Midnight Rendezvous

1979 Franks, Michael- Tiger in the Rain

1979 Simon, Carly- Spy

1979 Spyro Gyra- Morning Dance

1979 DaCosta, Paulinho- Happy People

1979 Rich, Buddy- No Jive

1979 Lynsey De Paul’s – Tigers and Fireflies (Brass, Reeds and Flutes)

1980 Akkerman, Jan- 3

1980 Shaw, Marlena- Take a Bite

1980 Blues Brothers- Blues Brothers [OST] (Trombone, Arranger, Horn, Saxophone)

1980 Blues Brothers- Made in America (Trombone, Arranger, Horn, Sax (Tenor and Bari)

1980 Spyro Gyra- Catching the Sun

1980 Spyro Gyra- Carnival

1981 King, B.B.- There Must Be a Better World Somewh

1981 Geils, J. Band- Freeze Frame

1982 Vandross, Luther- Forever for Always for Love

1983 Jeffreys, Garland- Guts for Love

1984 Reed, Lou- New Sensations (Arranger, Horn)

1984 Footloose- Footloose (Trombone, Horn Arrangements)

1984 Evans, Gil- Live at Sweet Basil, Vols. 1 & 2

1984 Evans, Gil- Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 2

1985 Tribute to Kurt Weill:- ribute to Kurt Weill: Lost in the

1985 Bley, Carla- Night-Glo

1986 Tyler, Bonnie- Secret Dreams & Forbidden Fire (Trombone, Horn Arrangements)

1986 Winwood, Steve- Back in the High Life

1987 Jackson, Joe- Will Power

1988 Ingram, James- Never Felt So Good

1989 Byrne, David- Rei Momo

1991 Davis, Miles- Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux

1991 Tom Malone- Standards of Living

1992 One O’Clock Lab Band- Best of One O’Clock

1992 Lynch, Valeria- Sin Red

1992 Tune- Tune (Saxophone)

1992 Geils, J. Band- Houseparty: Anthology

1992 Colvin, Shawn- Fat City (Guitar, Vocals (bckgr))

1992 Wall, Jeremy- Stepping to the New World

1992 Sister Act- Sister Act (Arranger, Orchestration)

1992 OBrien, Tim- Remember Me (Guitar (Steel))

1992 Metheny, Pat- Secret Story

1992 Colon, Willie- Baquine de Angelitos Negros (Synthesizer)

1992 Frank Zappa- You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, vol. 6

1992 Blues Brothers- The Definitive Collection

1992 Lavoe, Hector- Voz

1992 Tico Alegre All Stars- Live at Carnegie Hall (Trumpet)

1993 Belden, Bob- When the Doves Cry: The Music of Pr (Trombone, Trumpet)

1993 Best of Mountain Stage Live, Vol. 5 (Guitar, Vocals)

1993 Cash, Rosanne- Wheel (Harmony Vocals)

1993 Leigh, Keri- No Beginner (Trombone, Trumpet, Sax(Bari and Tenor), Producer)

1993 Lee, Will- Oh!

1993 Canales, Angel- Sabor Con Angel Canales (Trumpet)

1993 Tom Malone- Eastern Standard Time

1994 Godchildren of Soul: Anyone Can Join (Trombone, Arranger, Horn Arrangements)

1994 Subdudes- Annunciation (Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar)

1994 Bullock, Hiram- World of Collision (Trombone, Trumpet, Saxes)

1995 Kooper, Al- Soul of a Man: Al Kooper Live

1995 Winwood, Steve- Finer Things

1995 Pfister Sisters- New Orleans (Guitar)

1995 Johnson, Howard- Gravity!!! (Tuba)

1995 Harlow, Andy- Campesino (Sax (Baritone))

1996 Melingo- H20

1996 Band- High on the Hog (Trombone, Trumpet, Sax Horn Arrangements)

1996 Singing Singles- Singing Singles

1996 Harris, Eddie- Last Concert (Arranger)

1996 Hartley, Wallace- Wallace Hartley & The Titanics (Trombone, Trumpet, Sax, Horn Arrangements, Executive Producer)

1996 Purdie, Bernard- Soul to Jazz (Arranger)

1996 Washington, Albert- Brighter Day (Trombone, Trumpet, Saxes)

1996 Frank Zappa- Läther

1997 Spyro Gyra- Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Y

1997 Mandrill- Fencewalk: The Anthology

1997 Lauper, Cyndi- Sisters of Avalon

1997 Meco- Best of Meco

1997 Rada, Ruben- Montevideo (Trombone, Saxophone)

1997 RCA Victor 80th Anniversary, Vol. 6 (Synthesizer, Flute, Trombone)

1997 Frank Zappa- Have I Offended Someone?

1998 Woody Herman- Keep On Keepin’ On

Laws, Hubert- Say It with Silence

Faro, Rachel- Refugees

Saint & Stephanie- Saint & Stephanie

Fox, Neal- Painting

Lewis, Webster- On the Town

Pepper- Pepper

Rosie- Better Late Than Never

Carter, Ron- Standard Bearers