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The University of Miami Concert Jazz Band: Romances

Read "Romances" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Whit Sidener’s University of Miami Concert Jazz Band, long recognized as one of the country’s best, has built its latest album (and fourth in my library) around composer Maria Schneider’s “Three Romances,” with other selections gleaned from the band’s archival material spanning the decade of the ‘90s (and one from 1985). Schneider, who wrote the Romances ...

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University of Miami Concert Jazz Band: Romances

Read "Romances" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier

Since its inception in 1967, the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band has become one of the world’s pre-eminent educational jazz ensembles. Sixteen times Downbeat has awarded the band its DB Award. Over the past 22 years the band has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, Central America, and the Middle East, and appearing with it ...

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University of Miami Concert Jazz Band: Romances

Read "Romances" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Romances, a new release from Summit Records' Education Division, prominently features the music of bandleader Maria Schneider, premiering the Three Romances commissioned of the composer by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band. In addition to the aforementioned suite, the disc opens with Ms. Schnieder’s 1985 composition “Lately," featuring solos by bassist Dennis Marks, guitarist Jon ...