Disney Digs D’Jazz

Disney Digs D’Jazz

The Nanaimo Jazz Orchestra
Andrew Homzy, Musical Director

From Left To Right:

Piano: James Darling

Guest Terpsichorean: Timothy Allen

Vocalists: Kyle Shepard, Joshua Holloway, Rosemary Lindsay, Robyn Fortunat

Bass: Rob Uffen

Guitar: Jesse Marshall

Drums – Adam Robertson

Musical Director: Andrew Homzy

Saxophones:  Rod Alsop, Larry Miller, Graham Shonwise, Dan Craven, Cayleigh Borsboom

Trombones: Paul Nuez, Darren Nilsson, Andrew Clayden

Trumpets: Greg Bush, Dean Boland, Derrick Milton, David Bamford

Photo by: HeydemannPhoto.com


On behalf of the Nanaimo Jazz Orchestra and Vocalists, we wish to give thanks to the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association Members, Board of Directors and their sponsors.
It is always a great pleasure to be here in the Port Theatre and we appreciate the professional staff of administrators, stage crew, audio and video technicians, front-of-house and volunteers who helped make our music reach your ears.

And then, there is our audience. After all, this concert is for you – and we hope you enjoyed our presentation and that you will support other jazz events at the Port Theatre.
The musicians you will hear tonight all live north of the Malahat – from Salt Spring Island to Courtenay – but mostly in Nanaimo.

Born from its parents, Ragtime and Blues, Jazz is recognized world-wide.

One only needs to remember the accomplishments of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Ornette Coleman, Oliver Nelson, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and those who studied and inherited their innovations which changed the world musically and socially.

The Nanaimo Jazz Orchestra was formed by its Musical Director, Andrew Homzy, especially for this concert. Andrew chose the Disney theme as a means to help develop a larger audience for jazz – through engaging listeners with well-known, beloved melodies used as the foundation of interpretation, improvisation, syncopation and other “ations” central to this unique art music born from the sorrows and joys of African Americans and shared with the world.

As Dizzy Gillespie said: “You can’t steal a gift”, we acknowledge that heritage and also remember the art of Bix Beiderbecke, Pee Wee Russell, Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt, Stan Getz, Gil Evans, Francy Boland, Carla Bley and others who melded the African American fundamentals with their own musical heritages.


We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation of British Columbia.
We have been given the privilege of living, playing and working in this place, as it is indeed the lands of the peoples that came before us, and will stay that way.

Disney Digs D’Jazz

Part the First:

1. Down South Camp Meeting (1938) – Composed by Fletcher Henderson, Arranged by Andrew Homzy

2. When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio – 1938) – Leigh Harline (music), and Ned Washington (lyrics), Arranged by Chuck Israels
* Rosemary Lindsay, vocalist

3. Friend Like Me (Aladdin – 1992) –
Alan Menken (music), Howard Ashman (lyrics)
Arranged by David Foster, Cris Walden, edited: Andrew Homzy * Joshua Holloway, vocalist

4. Dig a Little Deeper (The Princess and the Frog – 2009) – Composed by Randy Newman Arranged by Andrew Homzy * Robyn Fortunat, vocalist, Timothy Allen, terpsichore

5. Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast – 1991) – Alan Menken (music), Howard Ashman (lyrics) Arranged by Gordon Goodwin, edited: Andrew Homzy

6. I Wanna Be Like You (The Jungle Book – 1967) –
Composed by Robert and Richard Sherman – Interlude: Sing, Sing, Sing (1936) by Louis Prima Arranged by Andrew Homzy
* Kyle Shepard, vocalist and soundscape, Timothy Allen, terpsichore

Disney Digs D’Jazz

Part the Second:

7. Cop Out (1957) –
Composed by Duke Ellington, Arranged by Andrew Homzy
Featuring The Three Tenors: Larry Miller, Dan Craven, Cayleigh Borsboom

8. You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story 4 – 1995) – Composed by Randy Newman Arranged by Chris Walden, edited: Andrew Homzy
* Kyle Shepard, vocalist

9. Almost There (The Princess and the Frog – 2009) – Composed by Randy Newman Arranged by Andrew Homzy * Robyn Fortunat, vocalist

10. Incredibles Suite (The Incredibles – 2004) –
Composed by Michael Giacchino Arranged by Stephen Bulla

11. Some Day My Prince Will Come (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – 1937) Frank Churchill (music), Larry Morey (lyrics) Arranged by Chuck Israels
* Rosemary Lindsay, vocalist

12. What Else Can I Do? (Encanto – 2021) –
Composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda Arranged by Andrew Homzy * Robyn Fortunat and Rosemary Lindsay, vocalists

13. Everybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats – 1970) – Floyd Huddleston (music), Al Rinker (lyrics) Arranged by Seb Skelly, edited: Andrew Homzy Joshua Holloway, vocalist, Timothy Allen, terpsichore
And Everyone, everywhere ~~~