Big Band Living Legacy ProjectI’ve been dreaming about putting together this project for many years and it is finally happening! One week today on Monday, May 19th, at 8pm the Big Band Living Legacy Project will debut at Hunter College for a FREE performance! The purpose of this project is to celebrate, present and carry on the rich musical language of big band jazz, performed by original members of such classic big bands as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Benny Goodman. The repertoire will include hits and lesser known works by the genre’s seminal composers like Sy Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Neil Hefti, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, etc… I hope you can join us for this memorable night of big band jazz!

You can read more about the concept behind the project here: Big Band Living Legacy Project

Monday, May 19th, 8pm
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College
Enter on 69th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, 4th Floor
6 Train to 68th St/Hunter College
FREE and open to the public

The Big Band Living Legacy Project
Ryan Keberle, artistic director

Featuring:

Saxes:
Jerry Dodgion, Billy Drewes, Bill Easley, Scott Robinson, Joe Temperley

Trumpets:
Bob Millikan, Earl Gardner, Greg Gisbert, James Zollar

Trombones:
Mike Davis, Clarence Banks, Ryan Keberle, Earl McIntyre

Rhythm Section:
Alan Broadbent, Rufus Reid, Carl Allen