The Eastman Jazz Lab Band is a full 17-piece jazz ensemble, consisting
of both undergraduate and graduate students. The ensemble performs a full
range of big band repertoire including Duke Ellington, Count Basie,
Woody Herman, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Bill Holman, and more. The band also
performs arrangements by known Eastman Jazz alumni and current Eastman
Jazz student arrangers. The band is on a new track bringing in an
exciting guest soloist for its spring concert each year. The ensemble
is directed by Associate Professor Rich Thompson and assisted by a graduate JCM student. The ensemble is open to Eastman and River Campus students by audition only.
On October 23rd Bill Holman worked w/the Jazz Lab Band, listening and critiquing the tunes composed and arranged by him on tonight's concert. He was very pleased w/the band's interpretation of his music and continued to voice his pleasure through out his week here at Eastman.
This performance is dedicated to the late Marion McPartland and the late Frank Wess.
Eastman Jazz Lab Band
Rich Thompson, director
Ben Britton, assistant director
Ziarniak, tenor saxophone
Stabnau, tenor saxophone
Elegy In Blue Benny
Abrate, alto sax
You Go To My
arr. Bill Holman
Norris, alto saxophone
St. Thomas Sonny
Luke Norris, alto saxophone
Front Runner Bill
Abrate, alto saxophone
Big Dipper Thad
Theresa Chen, piano
Stabnau, tenor sax
Blue Daniel Bill
Norris, alto sax
arr. Bill Dobbins
Norris, alto sax
Giant Steps John Coltrane
arr. Frank Foster
Ben Britton, tenor sax
event is free and open to the public.
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