Haywood Giles has been delighting Nursing Homes Swing audiences with his powerful tenor sax solos since 2008 when he appeared with Acme Swing Mfg. Co. as well as with his own group several times that year. Since then he has been a regular performer both as leader and sideman.
After serving as a Combat Medic in the Army, he attended and graduated from the UVA music program in 1997. After a short stint in DC, he returned to the Charlottesville area which has been home ever since.
Haywood currently teaches math and Spanish in Orange county but also has students on piano, saxophone, and clarinet. Meanwhile, his performing skills are to be found around the area as he continues to perform with Acme Swing Mfg. Co., the Lone Rangers, and the Haywood Giles Quartet.
We are excited that Haywood will be featured for THREE events in June:
Tues., June 13 at theJABA Day Care Center: 1:00 The Haywood Giles Quintet with David Drubin, drums, Vince Lewis, guitar, Bob Bowen, bass & John D’earth, trumpet
Tues., June 13 atRosewood Village/Greenbrier: 3:00 The Haywood Giles Quintet with David Drubin, drums, Vince Lewis, guitar, Bob Bowen, bass & John D’earth, trumpet
Thurs., June 15 at Rosewood Village/ Hollymead : 3:00 The Haywood Giles Quartet w/ Jim Howe, drums, Andre La Velle, bass & Mike Rosensky, guitar
Try to catch at least one of the performances so that you can hear Haywood at his lyrical best on a tune like But Beautiful or swing along with him to Killer Joe or Cherokee.