JOHN HOLLENBECK LARGE ENSEMBLE
Friday, April 5 at 7 PM
$15 Adult; $12 Senior/Student; $10 Child
Celebrating the Sunnyside Records release of SONGS I LIKE A LOT, featuring Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann and John's arrangements of songs by Jimmy Webb, Imogen Heap, Ornette Coleman and others. John Hollenbeck’s 18-piece Large Ensemble can explode with rhythmic drive and technical dazzle, or it can evoke serene calm, tone poetry and even prayer. It’s a big band for a new eclectic world, building on the legacy of seminal big-band composer Bob Brookmeyer and other role models. Hollenbeck holds it together with intricate drumming, compositional acumen and searing wit as he marshals the resources of top jazz improvisers.
This performance was made possible by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards program.