Big Band Living Legacy Project at Hunter College on May 19th
By Mary Maxey October 24, 2019
I’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!