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Terry Vosbein

New Orleans born composer, Terry Vosbein has received numerous commissions to write new works from such organizations as the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has composed works for orchestra, wind ensemble, various chamber ensembles and choir. He written works for jazz bands of all sizes. And his compositions have been performed all over the world.

“Stunning” is what jazz writer Will Friedwald called Vosbein's latest release with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. FLEET STREET (Max Frank Music) is “full of surprises and is infused with a sense of humor that adds a special dimension that is too often missing in contemporary big band writing” (Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz). Of this setting of the music from Sweeney Todd, Jack Bowers (All That Jazz) said “the voice that emerges is unmistakably Vosbein's, placing a fresh and indelible big-band stamp on Sondheim's cogent narrative.”

PROGRESSIVE JAZZ 2009, also featuring the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, has rapidly been garnering critical praise. Jack Bowers (All That Jazz) called the disc “advanced, forward-moving and enlightening but in no wise pretentious or self-absorbed. An admirable performance from end to end.”

Vosbein has been awarded seven summer residencies at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In the fall of 2001 he was awarded a fellowship at University College in Oxford, where he composed Masque for Cello and Orchestra. And his composition A Prayer for Peace, a reaction to the events of September 11th, continues to receive performances worldwide. A more recent work, Charleston Episodes, was premiered by Chamber Music Charleston at Carnegie Hall in early 2013.

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August 29, 2011

Terry Vosbein: Fleet Street

“A stunner.” [Fleet Street] — Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal)

“A flavorful bonbon that is sure to gladden the heart and soul of any Francophile as well as those who simply appreciate melodious, swinging and well-played contemporary jazz.” [La Chanson Française] — (Jack Bowers, All About Jazz)

“One of the most exciting new big band albums of recent years.” [Fleet Street] — Pat Goodhope, International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Journal

“Progressive Jazz in the best sense of the word: advanced, forward-moving and enlightening but in no way pretentious or self-absorbed,” according to reviewer Jack Bowers at All About Jazz

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