1994 - Heath Jones
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Oklahoman Christian University Professor of Jazz and
renowned saxophonist, Dr. Heath Jones recorded tracks for one of this year's
most important releases: Mr. Walter Safety Songs. This release hails the
return of "real music" to the genre of children's music, featuring
some of the finest musicians in the country. There is no doubt that the
strong safety theme makes this release very important to parents and
grandparents throughout the country.
Of Heath's contribution to the project, Mr. Walter said,
"Heath plays sax like nobody I know. He had laid down the main
tracks that Jesse had arranged when he said to me, "Walter, this has all
been good, but you haven't got a piece of my soul." We went back
into the studio…and WOW! I wish we had captured the moment on video.
There are sax solos on this Safety CD like you have never heard on a children's
CD before. Heath's sax work took this project to a new level."
Dr. Heath Jones, Assistant Professor of Music, joined the
Oklahoma Christian faculty in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education
degree from Oklahoma Christian University, a Master of Music degree from
Baylor University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in music education from the
University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Jones teaches single-reed woodwinds, music education,
music technology, and jazz improvisation courses, and directs the Jazz Ensemble
. He is an active professional performer in the Oklahoma City area, and serves
as President of the Oklahoma chapter of the International Association for Jazz
Education. Heath has performed on saxophone with the Oklahoma City
Philharmonic, Lesley Gore, Frankie Avalon, Jim Neighbors, The Temptations, and
various other road show acts.
Mr. Walter - songwriter, actor, entertainer, playwright
and BMI recording artist – has served communities is a volunteer Fire Chaplain,
as well as a traumatic incident specialist. He is also the recipient of
the 2000 Firefighter of the Year Award for his service as Fire Chaplain.
Walter is an alumnus of Oklahoma Christian as well.
Mr. Walter Safety Songs is set to be released in October,
2007 and will be available for purchase at Digstation.com, CD Baby, I Tunes
Music Store and other retail internet and in-store markets.
For more information please visit: www.MrWalter.com.