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Big Band Report

Farewell, Sir John

By Published: March 4, 2010
New York City's Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is setting up camp in Assisi, Italy, this summer, offering an intensive week-long workshop / performance program July 10-15 2010 for students, musicians and educators from around the world. The agenda includes big band master classes, small group workshops, a composers forum, music industry seminars, student ensemble performances, band director workshops and advanced classes for professional musicians. For information, contact Thomas Bellino, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, 917-699-5339, or via e-mail, vjo2010@gmail.com

And don't forget the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's Spring Jazz Festival, to be held May 27-30 at the Sheraton Four Points LAX Hotel in Los Angeles. The four-day event includes films, panel discussions, special presentations, performances by the Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
1927 - 1996
sax, baritone
Concert Jazz Band and Sextet, the Teddy Charles
Teddy Charles
Teddy Charles
1928 - 2012
vibraphone
Tentet, Terry Gibbs
Terry Gibbs
Terry Gibbs
b.1924
vibraphone
, the Gil Evans
Gil Evans
Gil Evans
1912 - 1988
composer/conductor
and Elliot Lawrence big bands, and musical tributes to Al Cohn
Al Cohn
Al Cohn
1925 - 1988
sax, tenor
and Zoot Sims
Zoot Sims
Zoot Sims
1925 - 1985
sax, tenor
, Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
1927 - 1991
sax, tenor
, Bob Brookmeyer
Bob Brookmeyer
Bob Brookmeyer
1929 - 2011
trombone
, Johnny Mandel
Johnny Mandel
Johnny Mandel
b.1925
arranger
, Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
b.1933
producer
, George Russell
George Russell
George Russell
1923 - 2009
piano
, Manny Albam
Manny Albam
Manny Albam
1922 - 2001
arranger
, Johnny Carisi
Johnny Carisi
b.1922
and Alec Wilder. For information or to register, phone 562-985-7065.

And that's it for now. Until next time, keep swingin'!




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Photo Credit

Brian O'Connor



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