7:00 pm, Thursday September 29Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
with Analog Jazz Orchestra
Tonight AJO honors the works of composer Roland Vazquez
Throughout his many years in NYC, composer/drummer Vazquez, continued to develop his "funky-salsa-bebop" style with unique compositions for octet, quintet, and big band on his critically acclaimed albums; which collectively feature performances by a veritable "who's who" of East and West Coast contemporary jazz artists.
"... a sight to be heard!"
The Analog Jazz Orchestra brings together the seasoned veterans of the West Point Jazz Knights, the Count Basie Big Band, the Arturo O'Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the Artie Shaw Orchestra, among others.
Nathan Childers, Steven Frieder, Geoff Vidal, Luke Batson, Wayne Tice
Jason Miller, Jeff Fairbanks, Brian Bonvissuto, Matt Wozniak
John Castleman, Chris Persad, Josh Economy, Rich Johnson
Scott Arcangel, Rob Helsel, Brandon Nelson, Scott Drewes
Analog Jazz Orchestra
Comprising the region's most accomplished jazz musicians, composers and arrangers, the Analog Jazz Orchestra is a sight to be heard.
With a commitment to original jazz compositions in an improvisational environment, these players shine while creating "Big Sound" musical moments for their audiences.
It will soon be 45 years since Roland Vazquez’s ensembles first presented his music in concert. The list of internationally recognized artists who have performed and recorded his music has grown to monumental proportions, reflective of the challenge and artistic depth required by his music.
Throughout his many years in NYC, Vazquez, continued to develop his "funky-salsa-bebop" style with unique compositions for octet, quintet, and big band on his critically acclaimed albums; which collectively feature performances by a veritable "who's who" of East and West Coast contemporary jazz artists. As a member of Clare Fischer's All-Star Band "Salsa Picante", he played on that group's Grammy winning "Salsa Picante 2+2."
As jazz faculty at Manhattan School of Music and the University of Michigan, he taught ensembles, jazz composition, and "Music of the Afro Latin Diaspora". Roland received a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music to record "The Visitor" (2009) featuring his all-star NYC jazz orchestra. This past semester Roland taught a packed classroom “History of American Jazz” at Vassar College.The FALCON
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