This Wednesday, November 29th, The Jazz Gallery is proud to present a special encore performance of our Jazz Composers’ Showcase. Since the series’s first performance in September 2014, the showcase has provided a special opportunity for up-and-coming and experienced composers alike to present works for large ensemble—an increasingly difficult endeavor in today’s scene. Curated by composer Miho Hazama, the series has shown the incredible breadth of contemporary jazz composition for large ensemble.
For this performance, the house large ensemble will present music by a number of the program’s alumni: Ms. Hazama, Chris Zuar, Erica Seguine, Jon Schapiro, Martha Kato, Chuck Iwanusa, Michael Thomas, Andy Clausen, Jihye Lee, and Remy Le Boeuf. Before checking out the wonderfully diverse sets this Wednesday, take a listen to Ms. Kato’s “Departure,” performed live at The Jazz Gallery in February 2016.
The Jazz Gallery presents vol. 10 of The Jazz Composers’ Showcase on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. The concert features works by Miho Hazama, Chris Zuar, Erica Seguine, Jon Schapiro, Martha Kato, Chuck Iwanusa, Michael Thomas, Andy Clausen, Jihye Lee, and Remy Le Boeuf. The ensemble features Remy Le Boeuf, Michael Thomas, Jeremy Powell, John Lowery, and Andrew Gutauskas on reeds; John Lake, Josh Deutsch, Danny Jonokuchi, and Dave Smith on trumpets; Matthew McDonald, Andy Clausen, Nick Grinder, and Becca Patterson on trombones; Olli Hirvonen on guitar, Martha Kato on piano, Evan Gregor on bass, and Daniel Dor on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission ($10 for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($15 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.