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Music on the Hill™ 2014


The Music on the Hill™ concert series, sponsored by St. John’s College, is a popular signature Santa Fe Summer event. Our ninth season begins on June 11 and continues on Wednesday evenings on the college’s athletic field from 6 to 8 p.m. through July 23. (Note: There is no concert on July 2.)


Parking and Shuttle Information 

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Music on the Hill™ , St. John’s College encourages concertgoers to take advantage of the fast, convenient, and free shuttle that runs every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. between Museum Hill and the athletic field on each Wednesday of the concert series.  St. John’s College thanks the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Rapid Transit for generously providing this service.  If not taking the free shuttle, concertgoers are advised to carpool whenever possible, as limited parking is available on a first come, first served basis.  The following locations are available to Music on the Hill concertgoers: Udall and main Museum Hill lots (the latter not available on July 9),  Santa Fe Prep main lot, I.H.M Retreat and Conference Center front lot accessed from Camino Cruz Blanca, and Rio Grande School.  There is no parking at the Carmelite Monastery and or Atalya Elementary School.   A drop-off-only location near the entrance to the athletic field on Camino Cruz Blanca has been designated. There is no Music on the Hill™ parking on Camino Cruz Blanca, Camino San Acacio, Calle Rumolo, Camino Cabra, or Camino Picacho. 


Additional Information

Food, water, and sodas may be purchased from Walter Burke Catering, which offers a special menu for Music on the Hill. Concertgoers may also bring their own picnic. No seating is available. For safety reasons, no pets are allowed on the field, bicycles must be parked along the tennis court fence, and children need to be monitored by their parents.



In case of inclement weather requiring cancellation of a concert, updated information can be found on the Music on the Hill website.


Music on the Hill™ Lineup for 2014:

June 11

Bert Dalton’s Brazil Project

Jazz pianist, arranger, educator, and producer Bert Dalton is one of five recipients of the 2013 Santa Fe Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.  He has led a number of groups, including the Chicago Jazz Exchange, Yoboso, the Bert Dalton Trio, the Dalton Brothers Trio, and most recently the Brazil Project.  Bert received his music education at Northern Illinois University and performed with Ron Modell’s award-winning NIU Jazz Ensemble. He has performed in concerts, clubs, and jazz festivals throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Australia, and with a host of jazz luminaries. The Brazil Project is a blend of traditional and contemporary Brazilian jazz, combining samba and bossa nova rhythms, fiery percussion, and Latin improvisations.


June 18

Brian Wingard

Upon graduation from high school, Brian Wingard enrolled in Central State University, in Ohio, and earned a bachelor in music on jazz studies in 2001. His instrument of choice is the saxophone. Time invested at CSU including training with Norris Turney (Duke Ellington orchestra), Lester Bass (Count Basie and Lionel Hampton orchestras), and Vince Genova, who worked with Nancy Wilson and Eddie Harris, among others. Brian’s career in performance and composition was launched with the creation of the Brian Wingard Jazz Quartet, featuring Chris Ishee on piano, John Trentacosta on drums, and Colin Deuble on bass.


June 25

Clairedee, with Dmitri Matheny

An international touring artist acclaimed for her inventive artistry and magnetic stage presence, Clairdee has honed a repertoire of standards set to contemporary arrangements. With a style rooted in the gospel church, Clairdee offers a range of expression, from gentle ballad to swing to R&B.  She is a teaching artist with SFJAZZ, the San Francisco Symphony education department, a faculty member of the Jazzschool Institute in Berkeley, CA, and active participant in the non-profit Bay Area-based “Jazz in the Neighborhood” mentoring program.

Dmitri Matheny, who fell in love with the flugelhorn as a teenager, attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and then the Berklee College of Music, Boston.  A protégé of the legendary Art Farmer, Matheny has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and he has performed both with Motown and popular music acts and such jazz luminaries as Larry Coryell, Max Roach, and Billy Taylor.   A jazz educator, Matheny appears as composer, arranger, producer, annotator, or flugelhorn soloist on more than 60 CDs.


July 9

Annie Sellick

A mainstay at the major jazz venues in Nashville, Annie Sellick also has been resident vocalist with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, with which she has recorded. Stretching her winds beyond the Nashville area, Sellick has toured in Europe, Japan, Canada, and throughout the United States. Her club appearances in Montreal resulted in an invitation to perform at the 2006 and 2008 Montreal Jazz Festivals, and she is a regular at other jazz festivals.


July 16

SuperSax New Mexico

This group is a celebration of Med Flory’s and Buddy Clark’s Grammy-winning Supersax,  formed in 1972, which played five-part harmonized arrangements of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s solos.  SuperSax New Mexico, founded by drummer Cal Haines, revives this challenging and beautiful music using the original charts.  This lineup of New Mexico's first-call saxophonists includes Sam Reid and Dave Anderson, altos; Aaron Lovato and Lee Taylor, tenors; and Glenn Kostur, baritone. The famed Bobby Shew is featured on trumpet, with Bert Dalton on piano, Colin Deuble on bass, and Cal Haines on drums.


July 23


Guitarists and brothers David and Michael Manzanares lead a six-piece band that embodies high-energy, fiery Nuevo Latino sound.   The line-up includes Mark Clark on percussion, Jose Romero on base, Kevin Miller on conga, and Kanoa Kaluhiwa on vocals. Their style combines delivers danceable Rumba Flamenca mixed with an exotic, progressive blend of Rumba, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Soca, and Samba. Based in Santa Fe, Manzanares has performed throughout the Southwest and West Coast.  The band’s style and performance have been compared to those of The Gipsy Kings, Santana, Los Lobos, and Ottmar Liebert.

For inquiries about sponsorship opportunities or about the concert series, please call 505-984-6199. 



Thanks to our 2014 Music on the Hill Sponsors


Los Alamos National Bank


Verve Gallery of Photography


Chalmers Capitol Ford


Keller Williams


Coates Tree Service

Coronado Paint and Decorating

El Castillo

Eye Associates of New Mexico

The Firebird

Furry’s Buick GMC

Santa Fe BMW

Santa Fe Properties


AHL Foundation



Media Sponsors


Santa Fean’s NOW

Santa Fe Audio Visual




HVL Interiors

Santa Fe Sage Inn 

Atalaya Search and Rescue – First Aid Support


Supported by a grant from New Mexico Arts