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Dustin May - Drumset Recital

18 January 2012  8p.m. Bliss Hall 2222


Butterfly (1974) By ~ Herbie Hancock (b. 1941)

Arranged ~ Robert Glasper (b. 1978)

Transcribed ~ Dustin May (b. 1990)

Mitch’s tune (2011)

A Nameless Tune By ~ Mitch Lawrence (b. 1991)

Dirty Tuna (2011)

By ~ Dave Lynn (b. 1980)

This tune and “Cocoa Farm” were originally written for the local band “Jones For Revival” and have since been arranged for Dr. Fresh Butter.

Cocoa farm (2011)

By ~ Dave Lynn                                                                                                         

Chromazone (1987)

By ~ Mike Stern (b. 1953)

Luki (2002)

By ~ John McLaughin (b. 1942)

Arranged ~ Dr. Fresh Butter

This arrangement is based on McLauglin’s 2002 recording “Remember Shakti: Saturday Night in Bombay.”



Dustin May is senior jazz performance major at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Dustin was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and migrated to Youngstown to pursue his degree. In Columbus, Dustin performed with all major ensembles at Westerville North High School including Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, the Notables show choir, Jazz Orchestra, musical pit orchestras, and many others. In his senior year, he studied music under Jeff McCargish at the Fort Hayes Career Center. There he performed at many local functions supporting the school and community.  This same year he was the drummer for the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) under the direction of Todd Stoll. The CYJO performed monthly at the historic Southern Thearte in downtown Columbus, where they opened for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. In summer of 2010 Todd Stoll organized an all-star college big band which traveled to Parma, Italy where they performed at the Parma Jazz Festival. The group got to perform next to many world-class musicians such as the Marcus Roberts Trio, The Woody Herman band, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wess Anderson, and many more.

At Dana, Dustin has studied with Glenn Schaft, Nate Douds, Dave Morgan, and Kent Engelhardt. He has performed with the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz combo, and Jazz Ensemble. Dustin has performed around the region with many artists including Teddy Pantelas, Clifford Barnes, Nate Douds, Sam Blakeslee, Chris Coles, Theron Brown, Tim Wilderoder, Mitch Lawrence and Dave Lynn. He also teaches in the area, maintaining a large studio at the Niles Music Center.

 the Musicians:

Saxophones ~ Mitch Lawrence

Electric Guitar ~ Dave Lynn

Electric Bass ~ Tim Wilderoder

Drum Set ~ Dustin May

Group Biography

Dr. Fresh Butter was formed in late winter 2010 by Dave Lynn, Dustin May and Tim Wilderoder. The goal of the trio was and still is to create music that appeals to two unique audiences, fans of jam bands and fans of jazz and fusion music. Through experimentation and performing the group created a new, unique ensemble sound. In the summer of 2011 the group sought an addition to their sound and added Mitch Lawrence on saxophones. The quartet still seeks to create expression of emotion, rhythm, irony, etc. through fusion music that will appeal to a broad range of audiences.

Special Thanks

Dustin would like to extend his sincere thanks to the members of Dr. Fresh Butter, Dave Lynn, Mitch Lawrence, Tim Wilderoder for the opportunity to make music with such enthusiastic musicians, his professors Kent Engelhardt, Dave Morgan, Glenn Schaft for their guidance, and his family and friends for their encouragement and support.

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