Gerald Pinter

B.M., University of North Texas

Biography

Graduate of UNT (Formerly NTSU); recorded Lab '79 with the One O'Clock Lab Band.

Employment as Professional Musician:

Mainstream Jazz Quintet Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington) shows
Harrah's Hotel/Casino - South Lake Tahoe shows
Imperial Palace & Sahara Hotel/Casino - Las Vegas shows
Woody Herman Young Thundering Herd (Big Band, Years of touring/performance/recording:
3 albums including 2 Grammy Nominations, 2nd place to Count Basie Band - Downbeat readers Poll Best Big Band category,

Significant Performances with Vocalists:

Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Billy Eckstine, Anita O'Day, Cab Calloway, Frankie Lane, Nancy Wilson, Roberta Flack, Jack Jones; Guest Soloists: Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry, Joe Pass, Buddy DeFranco, Richard Stoltzman, Phil Woods;
Sub Work in Various Groups at Disneyland
Tour with Woody Harrelson/Manly Moondog & The Three Kool Kats
Freelance Musician in Jazz Groups: Joey Sellers Jazz Aggregation, Ron Stout Quintet, Carl Saunders Sextet and Big Band, Raoul Romero All-Star Big Band (Carl Fontana, Joe Farrell, Bobby Shew), Cecilia Coleman Quintet, Alan Ferber Septet, Jack Sheldon Orchestra, Steve Huffsteter Big Band, Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra, Ralph Penland Polygon (Quintet), Alphonze Mouzon Trio, John Harrington Quintet, Bob Curnow L.A. Big Band;
Including Significant Performances and/or Recordings with: Jimmy Cleveland, Bill Watrous, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Gary Foster, Billy Harper, Jimmy Knepper, Clay Jenkins, Michael "Patches" Stewart, Tim Hagans, Martin/ Modesky & Wood, Art Farmer, Gary Smulyan, Mark Turner, Buster Williams, Roger Kellaway, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Patrice Rushen, Robert Hurst, Tony Dumas, Greg Kurstin, Otmaro Ruiz, Tom Garling;

Over 50 Recordings as Sideman/Soloist:

Co-Produced 4 Recordings (one as leader, Duo with Guitarist Steve Cotter) Recorded 10
Original Compositions

Awards: Cognac Hennessy Jazz Search Semifinalist with two groups:
Ralph Penland Polygon (Quintet) and Cecilia Coleman Quintet

Currently Teaching Jazz Saxophone at the University of California, Irvine and Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo, CA

Select Discography:

Woody Herman And His Big Band - "50th Anniversary Tour" (Concord Jazz 1986) Woody Herman And His Big Band - "Woody's Gold Star" (Concord Jazz 1987) Raoul Romero Las Vegas Orchestra - "The Music Of Raoul Romero" (Sea Breeze Jazz 1986) Re-Issued as Raul Romero And His Jazz Stars Orchestra: "Moon Trip 2000", 2nd Edition (Americatone 2002) Woody Herman - "The Concord Years" (Concord Jazz 1993 CD Compilation) Joey Sellers Jazz Aggregation - "Pastels, Ashes" (NineWinds) Joey Sellers Jazz Aggregation - "Something About Butter" (NineWinds) live performance Ron Stout Quintet - "For Chet & Other Heroes" (Talon Records) Ron Stout Quintet - "Metamorpheus" (Talon Records) Carl Saunders - "Out Of The Blue" (SNL Records 1996) Tom Garling - "Maynard Ferguson Presents" (Concord Jazz 1997) Alan Ferber Septet - "Playground" (Jazz House Records 2001) Ralph Penland - "To Journey a Dream" (Compilation) Carl Saunders - "Be Bop Big Band" (Sea Breeze Jazz) The Carl Saunders Sextet - "Live In San Francisco" (Blueport Jazz 2003) Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra - "Priestess" (Capri Records 1991) Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra - "Jimmy Knepper Songbook" (Focus Distribution 1993) Mark Masters Ensemble - "Blue Skylight" (Capri Records 2017) Stan Kenton - "50th Anniversary Celebration - Back To Balboa" (MAMA Foundation 1991) Phil Woods & The L.A. Jazz Orchestra Directed By Ron Stout ."Unheard Herd" (Jazzed Media 2003) live performance Mark Masters Ensemble - "One Day With Lee" (Capri Records 2004) featuring Lee Konitz The Steve Huffsteter Big Band - "Gathered Around" (AIX Records 2004) DVD The Steve Huffsteter Big Band - "Live At Cafe 322" (SH Records 2007) live performance Cecilia Coleman - "The Impostor" (Talon Records)
John Harrington - "Love's Divine" (The Orchard) w/ Henry Franklin, Greg Kurstin, Willie Jones III Jerry Pinter/Steve Cotter Duo - "Caminos Cruzados" (Pinternet Records) Debby Yeager - "Precocious" the BABA orchestra - "Marigold" (Thirsty Owl Records 2019)

Links

UCI Big Band - "On My Way" (live concert at UCI)

Woody Herman Big Band - "Four Brothers" (live concert in Palo Alto)

Carl Saunders Sextet - "Haunted Heart" (from "Out Of The Blue" CD)

TSU (UNT) One O'Clock Lab Band - "Easy To Love" (from "Lab '79 Studio
Recording)

Title: 
Lecturer
Specialization: 
Jazz Saxophone
Phone: 
949-824-6615
E-mail: 
gpinter@uci.edu
Location: 
303 Music & Media