Season 1: Episode 11

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Host Christopher O’Riley welcomes The Bone Rangers, a teenage trombone quartet from Chicago, and Roderick Demmings, a 13-year-old pianist from Dallas, Texas, who is also director of his Baptist church’s choir. The Bone Rangers perform selections from Hornoff’s “Suite for Four Trombones” and Roderick plays the Chopin “Black Key” Etude, then all join forces in a special arrangement by Lee Blaske of Jack Gale’s jazzy “Harlem Express.”

Performer Bios

Bone Rangers Bone Rangers

Bone Rangers (trombone quartet) is: Sean Tripp, alto trombone, 16, from Lansing, IL a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist; tenor trombones Kevin Dombrowski, 16, from Lansing, IL and George Samaan, 15, from Calumet City, IL & Jon Borgetti, bass trombone,...

Roderick Demmings Roderick Demmings

Roderick Demmings (piano), 12, is known for his impersonations of Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughn. A church organist, Roderick is an eighth grader at the St. Mark’s School in his hometown of Dallas, TX. A regular at the Interlochen Arts...

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