Trombonist Jeff Galindo has been featured in the best jazz gigs we have been seeing. Mr Galindo's bands have a revolving door of the most creative and explosive jazz heaves. You can't know what to expect on the bandstand when Jeff is playing, but it will be dynamic, mighty and on fire.
Brian Thomas is part of some of the coolest jazzy-funky groups that have come out of the Northeast. Tonight is an all-star group of musicians tonight bringing together a spontaneous performance that is guaranteed to be a cool program of expert funk-jazz-groove and floorstomping music. Website: Click to Visit
Musical works by J.S. Bach, Stefan Wolpe and George Enescu
Tickets are available online www.fac.umass.edu/musicanddance or at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413-545-2511. Tickets are $3 for UMass Amherst students; $5 for other students, senior citizens, and children under 18 years of age; $10 for the general public.
Tune in for this special edition of Jazz Matinee as host Al Dean chats with the Director of Compaq Big Band, Al Saloky. They will be later joined by legendary trumpet player Wayne Bergeron.
Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most active players in the world. With studio dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest soloist appearances and clinics, he has no intention of slowing down.
A great arrangement is catnip for this orchestra, once the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. Jim McNeely arranged "Sing Sing Sing" by Louis Prima. The late Frank Foster arranged "Jingle Bells" and "Giant Steps." Slide Hampton arranged Foster's "Shiny Stockings." Nnennah Freelon sings "I Thought About You" with pianist Ted Rosenthal for the late Dr. Billy Taylor and James Moody. Jon Faddis is the Maestro and trumpet soloist.