Joris Teepe Big Band (New York All Star)


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The gigs are:
Wednesday August 27th at 9 pm
Big Band at Cecil's (West Orange)

Thurday, August 28th at 8 pm
Big Band at Sweet Rhythm

Friday, August 29th at 8 pm
Big Band at Puffin Foundation in Teaneck NJ

Here is a brief story about the “history" of the Joris Teepe Big Band:

Bassist Joris Teepe is a resident of Englewood NJ, but was born and raised in The Netherlands. Last year he was invited to bring his quartet from New York to the Netherlands to perform with the “North Netherlands Sympony Orchestra" of which he was commisioned to compose music. Due to the succes of these concerts, Joris was invited in April to be the guest soloist for the Radio Big Band in Bucharest Romania to perform a program of his music. Upon accepetance of this Joris had to re-arrange all the music from Symphony Orchestra (87 musicians) to Big Band (17 musicians). Back in New York Joris showed the DVD of the Bucharest concert to the manager of his label Twins Records and he liked the idea of starting the Joris Teepe Big Band and so in August, after a series of concerts, the band will go in the studio for their first CD of all original music composed and arranged by Joris Teepe

The band features:

  • Gene Jackson, drums & cymbals
  • Jon Davis, piano
  • Bruce Arnold, guitar
  • Mark Gross, Craig Bailey, Peter Brainin, Don Braden & Jason Marshall: saxes and clarinets.
  • Noah Bless, Dion Tucker, Stafford Hunter and Earl McTyre: trombones
  • Michael Philip Mossman, Vitaly Golovnev, Josh Evans, John Eckert: trumpets

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