Midwestern Jazz Composers


Tuesday, November 8, 2022
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Center

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Faculty/Staff – Student – Public – Post Docs/Docs – Graduate Students

Cost: Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Derrick Gardner and Darius Hampton, conductors

Join us as we celebrate and explore the music of jazz composers and arrangers from the Midwest region of the United States. These are some of the musicians who shaped the classic big band sounds of Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry’s Big Bad Band, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet and many more. Many of these composers also wrote for the television and film industries of the 1960s and 1970s. Their unique musical explorations continued to flourish as they led their own big bands, creating some of the greatest music of the 20th century. This concert will feature music by Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, David Baker, Slide Hampton, Neil Hefty, Burgess Gardner and Ernie Wilkins.

Oliver Nelson, 3, 2, 1, 0
Frank Foster, shiny stockings
Thad Jones, 61st and Rich’it
Thad Jones, Yours
Neil Hefti, Splanky
Ernie Wilkins, Way Out Basie
Oliver Nelson, Hoe down
David Baker, 4, 5, 6
Drag Hampton, Framework for the Blues
Derrick Gardner, One thing leads to another
Burgess Gardner, Laila Simone (Little Laila)
Frank Foster, Disapproach

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