Content by tag "Big Band"

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Angela O’Neill

With a background in classical music, playing oboe,

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The Ed Palermo Big Band

Under the leadership of arranger/ composer/ bandleader/ saxophonist Ed Palermo, the Ed Palermo Big Band has been together since 1980, performing live around New York (NYC’s Iridium, Marlboro’s The Falcon) and at US and international jazz (and Zappa!) festivals, and recording albums to the delight of fans and critics worldwide. Composed of top-notch jazz musicians, the tightly-honed big band performs Palermo’s extraordinary arrangements, which combine music from the worlds of rock, pop and blues (Frank Zappa, Todd Rundgren, Paul Butterfield, The Beatles) alongside jazz (Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Mile Davis) and Palermo originals

Devin Reilly

Devin Reilly is a guitarist, composer, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. His background in jazz and contemporary music has yielded original work in a wide range of styles and genres. With a compositional style drawing from acoustic and electronic media, Reilly’s pieces are characterized by their methodical, intricate structures, and rich, vivid orchestration. Reilly has worked extensively with The Jim Knapp Orchestra, as well as with San Francisco’s Friction Quartet, and members of the Seattle Symphony, the Corigliano Quartet, and the Saint Helens String Quartet. In April 2019, Reilly was one of three composers commissioned to write new works for the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band, to be performed in March 2020 as part of NYYS’s First Music program. His debut EP, "Talking in Circles," was released on July 19, 2019.

Steve Klenke

Steve Klenke (BMI) - Trumpet Player, Composer, Producer, Keyboards.

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Jakob Norgren

Jakob Norgren is a Swedish saxophonist, composer, arranger and big band leader. Main instruments are baritone sax, tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet and contra alto clarinet. He started his orchestra, initially named Jakob Norgren Big Band Splash, in 2004 and first released two albums that mixed contemporary jazz with soul/R&B. From 2010 Jakob let the band develop into a pure soul-jazz/R&B orchestra under the shortened name Big Band Splash, while introducing Jakob Norgren Jazz Orchestra (with almost the same members) where he could refine his contemporary jazz writing. Jakob Norgren is the arranger and producer of all his albums

The Airmen of Note

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist. Through the years, the Airmen of Note has presented its own brand of big band jazz as well as more contemporary forms of jazz to audiences via annual tours across the United States, deployments around the world and local performances throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C

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Ellen Kirkwood

Ellen Kirkwood is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator from Marrickville, Sydney. She studied Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium under many Australian Jazz greats including Mike Nock, Warwick Alder, Judy Bailey, Matt McMahon and Dale Barlow. In 2012 she won the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in Jazz. She was a finalist in the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowships and her 1 hour suite [A]part was a finalist for Jazz Work of the Year in the 2018 APRA Art Music Awards. In 2016 Ellen received a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts for a composition mentorship with stellar composer/pianist Barney McAll, during which she penned [A]part - a groundbreaking 1 hour suite for 16 piece Sirens Big Band plus featured soloists Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans and Gian Slater

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Nick DePinna

San Francisco bay area native turned Los Angeles resident and enthusiast, composer and trombonist Nick DePinna studied music composition at UCLA, completing his M.A. in 2010. During his time at UCLA, his mentors included James W. Newton, Paul Chihara, David Lefkowitz, and Kenny Burrell among others. As a composer of concert, film, and commercial music, his output is wildly diverse. His creative concert works and large ensemble arrangements are performed with increasing regularity by various professional ensembles and universities across the nation, while at the same time his music for visual media can be heard frequently on such networks as ABC, FOX, HBO, National Geographic WILD, VH-1, and CMT

Rob Stoneback

Rob Stoneback is a trombonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader from the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. During his career, he has performed with the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, and Gene Krupa Orchestras. The Rob Stoneback Big Band has been in continuous operation since 1979. In the course of these years, the band has recorded with Bill Watrous and has performed at Lincoln Center and all over the Mid-Atlantic region. His compositions can be heard on his Caught in the Web and Mad to the Bone recordings.