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Saxquest Jazz Orchestra “Cool Jazz” little big band concert

When: Sat, Oct 18th 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Saxquest Shop
Cost: FREE
Sponsored By: Saxquest

Please come out and join us at the Saxquest shop this Saturday (Oct 18) from 2-4PM. We're thrilled to present a concert featuring the Saxquest Jazz Orchestra with music from Gerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Dave Pell, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Marty Paich and others. The 50's were a unique time in jazz music, especially for the "little big band" ensembles of six to ten musicians. The writing was often intricate and polyphonic, like a hip big band, but looser and more improvisational, with the feel of a smaller group. This concert will be a special tribute to the "Cool Jazz" era and we're delighted to have the opportunity to share this music with you. In the woodwind section you'll hear, Ben Reece, Derick Tramel and Mark Overton; on brass will be Bill Simpson, Charlie Brown and John Siddle; and an all star rhythm section with Adam Maness, Ben Wheeler and Tony Barbata. As always, Saxquest events are free and open to the public!