Content by tag "Arranger"

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Danny Green

Over the past decade, jazz pianist and Origin Records recording artist Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. Green’s growing portfolio of vibrant sounds – an enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms – has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, San Diego Union Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Public Radio International. It’s no small wonder that Green has earned two San Diego Music awards for Best Jazz Album and an additional award for Best Jazz Artist

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Shiny! Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra

Lisa Maxwell has composed, arranged, orchestrated, produced, and conducted music for small combos, horn sections, strings, big band and full orchestra. Part of the Emmy Award-winning music team for Warner Bros., Lisa was an orchestrator on all 52 episodes of Histeria! animated series, and Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish feature film. Her original music has been licensed for TV shows including: Sons of Anarchy, Person of Interest, Dexter, Burn Notice, Four Weddings, Gravity. Currently, Lisa is preparing to release her debut big band album, Shiny! Dedicated to legendary trumpeter Lew Soloff, it features Randy Brecker and an all-star band playing her charts. As a sax player, Lisa led the horn sections on the Guns 'n' Roses Use Your Illusion world tour and Spinal Tap tour

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Eric Pan

Pianist and musical artist Eric Pan creates novel and transportive experiences for audiences, incorporating musical performance, improvisation, collaboration, and immersive storytelling. This year, he recorded a three-volume album of original music, titled “Travel Poems” — an unconventional debut album containing not only piano and Fender Rhodes solo, duo, and trio compositions, but also soundscapes to expand their narrative possibilities. The Travel Poems live show elevates this concept further, with interwoven live storytelling in the service of delivering audiences to a variety of environments. He has played jazz piano in New York City for over a decade, sharing stages with Jeff Hamilton, Roy Hargrove, and John Patitucci

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Rasmus Henriksen

Rasmus Henriksen is an award winning composer/arranger, trombone player and conductor living in Odense, Denmark. Graduated from the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in 2009 with trombone as his main instrument. He has released two albums as a leader: "Rasmus Henriksen Oktet fortolker Herman Bang" in 2018 with text by the Danish writer Herman Bang (1875-1912) and "Out of the Shadows" in 2016 with his own big band. Both albums contains original compositions and arrangements by it's leader. He has been increasingly used as arranger by several orchestras such as the Danish Radio Big Band, Roger Berg Big Band, Odense Symphony Orchestra, The Tivoli Big Band and Göteborg Wind Orchestra.

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Alec Castro

Alec Castro is a Mexican pianist, composer and arranger established in the city of New York since 2010. He is an active member of the music scene in the New York area. He has performed in important venues such as Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center atrium, Minton's, Aaron Davis Hall, Shea Center for the Performing Arts​, Shapeshifter Lab, Tutuma Social Club, Bonafide Club, Trumpets Jazz Club, among others. Moreover, he has participated as guest conductor and arranger for the jazz orchestras One More Once Big Band, The WP Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano, Ventspils Jazz Orchestra and CCNY Large Ensemble

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Vince Mendoza

One of the most versatile and prolific composer–arranger–conductors of the last three decades, multi-Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza has written arrangements for a wide variety of pop and jazz artists, from Joni Mitchell, Sting, Melody Gardot, Elvis Costello and Bjork to Joe Zawinul, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Al Di Meola, Dave Liebman, Michael and Randy Brecker, and Robert Glasper His compositions have appeared on recordings by the likes of saxophonist Michael Brecker, guitarist John Abercrombie, drummer Peter Erskine, trumpeter Sean Jones and singer Kurt Elling. As a leader, Mendoza has released 10 recordings for the Blue Note, ACT, Blue Jackel and Zebra labels, including 1997’s Epiphany (with the London Symphony Orchestra) and 2011’s Nights on Earth, featuring an all-star cast and members of the Metropole Orkest, with which Mendoza has been associated since 1995

Sergio Pereira

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I started playing acoustic guitar (violao) at the age of 8 years old, influenced by my older brother who played the guitar and helped me with my first chords. I have also been influenced by the music of bossa- nova giants at the time such as Joao Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Joao Donato, Marcus Valle and many more. Growing up in Rio in the 60’s and 70’s has contributed tremendously to the energy, groove and rhythms reflected in my music today. Moving to New York in the 80’s has motivated me to, not only continuing playing the guitar, but to further enhance my knowledge of music and the guitar itself, hence I started to study with some of the jazz greats including Chuck Wayne, Sal Salvador, Alex Adrian, Hui Cox and Joe Carter

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Stefan Frommelt Trio

Stefan Frommelt (* 1966) is a pianist, composer, arranger und music teacher from Liechtenstein. He studied at Musikhochschule Wien (graduation 1992),Hochschule Luzern (Performing, Composing, Arranging, Diplom 2000) und in Numerus master classes, including work with Simon Nabatov, Uli Rennert, Art Lande and Uli Scherer. He is the founder and bandleader of many ensembles, such as the award-winning "Jazzzirkus". As a sideman he worked with Sandy Patton, Marianne Racine, Carlo Lorenzi, Herbert Walser, Alfred Vogel, the Big Band Liechtenstein and many more. Stefan Frommelt was the artistic director for the Art & Music Company in Bern from 1993 to 1998 and for the TAK Liechtenstein in 2004 and 2006.

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Nathaniel T Moore

Nathaniel Moore is a guitarist, composer and educator. Nathaniel Strives for a balance of artistic freedom while still making a meaningful connection with those around him. He believes that creative people have a responsibility to honor the traditions of the past while still pressing forward to the future. His music is a reflection of those experiences which have spoken to him and effected me in a deep and profound way.

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Mike Tomaro

Mike Tomaro has been the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA since 1997. This saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator earned his B.S. degree in Music Education from Duquesne University and his M.A. degree in Saxophone Performance from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Prior to his appointment at Duquesne, he lived in the Washington, D.C. area for seventeen years as a member of the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, a unit of the prestigious “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band. While a member of this group, he served as its Enlisted Musical Director and performed for Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton as well as heads of state from around the world