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Juilliard Jazz Presents "Freddie and Joe" Featuring the Music of Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8 PM in Juilliard's Paul Hall

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Juilliard Jazz Ensemble (Photo by Richard Termine)
Juilliard Jazz Ensemble (Photo by Richard Termine)

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Juilliard Jazz presents “Freddie and Joe” featuring the music of jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008) is regarded as one of the most gifted jazz trumpeters of the post-bebop 60s and 70s. Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson (1937-2001) played with many leading artists in his career and recorded on Blue Note and Verve labels. The two artists co-led the original Jazz Communicators from 1967-68. Coaching the ensembles will be Juilliard Jazz faculty members Frank Kimbrough and Xavier Davis.

The Frank Kimbrough Ensemble features alto saxophonist Jordan Pettay; trumpeter Jonathan Challoner; trombonist Matthew Musselman; guitarist Adam Moezinia; bassist Luke Sellick; and drummer Sammy Miller. They will perform Crisis by Freddie Hubbard (arr. Matthew Musselman); Shade of Jade by Joe Henderson (arr. Jordan Pettay); Lament for Booker by Freddie Hubbard (arr. Jonathan Challoner); Jinrikisha byJoe Henderson (arr. Adam Moezinia); and Byrdlike by Freddie Hubbard (arr. Matthew Musselman).

The Xavier Davis Ensemble features alto saxophonist Braxton Cook; baritone saxophonist Anthony Orji; trumpeter Gabe Medd; trombonist Kyle Johnson; pianist Luke Celenza; bassist Dan Chmielinski; and drummer Dag Markhus. They will perform Our Thing, Serenity, and Black Narcissus by Joe Henderson; La Mesha by Kenny Dorham; and Jumped Up Spring (Up Jumped Spring) by Freddie Hubbard.

FREE tickets will be available only online beginning March 17 at www.juilliard.edu/springjazz. For further information, call the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/springjazz.

About Juilliard Jazz

Juilliard Jazz is one of the newest programs of performance education inaugurated by The Juilliard School. Founded in 2001, Juilliard Jazz offers degrees at bachelor, master, and artist diploma levels. The curriculum combines tailored studio and coursework with professional performance opportunities designed to successfully integrate students into a thriving jazz environment. In addition, its faculty and students conduct national and international master classes and clinics.

In 2012-2013, Juilliard Jazz welcomed five special guest artists: pianist Paulo Braga from Brazil; Memphis jazz musicians, saxophonist George Coleman and pianist Harold Mabern; saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera; and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, who was artist-in-residence for the season. Summer 2013 took Juilliard Jazz to Aiken, South Carolina; San Jose, California; West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Melbourne, Australia; Snow College in Ephraim, Utah; and Kanagawa, Japan for summer jazz camps.

Highlights from the 2011-2012 season included a tribute concert to legendary bassist Ron Carter in March 2012 with guest artists Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Hubert Laws, and Christian McBride; and concerts during the season with guest artists, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon; singer Jane Monheit with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra performing music from the American Songbook; saxophonist Joe Lovano with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra; and Gary Smulyan in “The Music of Gerry Mulligan” with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.

Today, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and its ensembles play more than 50 performances annually including appearances at the Detroit Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and tour to destinations, such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Japan, and Brazil. Juilliard Jazz Ensembles perform regularly at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and the world-renowned Blue Note in New York City. For the past several seasons they also have enjoyed week-long runs at Jazz at Lincoln Center with guest artists such as Ernie Andrews, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Sean Jones, Lew Tabackin, Gerald Wilson, Bobby Watson, Frank Wess, and others.

These talented Juilliard artists are taught by today’s most active, innovative, and respected jazz musicians. The experienced Juilliard Jazz faculty combines a remarkable variety of technical and musical skill, as demonstrated on stages and in recording studios worldwide.

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PROGRAM LISTING:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 8 PM, Juilliard’s Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street, 1st Floor, NYC)

Juilliard Jazz Presents “Freddie and Joe” Featuring the Music of Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles

Coached by Frank Kimbrough and Xavier Davis

 

Frank Kimbrough Ensemble

Jordan Pettay, alto saxophone

Jonathan Challoner, trumpet

Matthew Musselman, trombone

Adam Moezinia, guitar

Luke Sellick, bass

Sammy Miller, drums

 

Program

Crisis by Freddie Hubbard (arr. Matthew Musselman)

Shade of Jade by Joe Henderson (arr. Jordan Pettay)

Lament for Booker by Freddie Hubbard (arr. Jonathan Challoner)

Jinrikisha by Joe Henderson (arr. Adam Moezinia)

Byrdlike by Freddie Hubbard (arr. Matthew Musselman)

 

Xavier Davis Ensemble

Braxton Cook, alto saxophone

Anthony Orji, baritone saxophone

Gabe Medd, trumpet

Kyle Johnson, trombone

Luke Celenza, piano

Dan Chmielinski, bass

Dag Markhus, drums

 

Program

Our Thing by Joe Henderson

Serenity by Joe Henderson

Black Narcissus by Joe Henderson

La Mesha by Kenny Dorham

Jumped Up Spring (Up Jumped Spring) by Freddie Hubbard

 

FREE tickets will be available only online beginning March 17 at www.juilliard.edu/springjazz. For further information, call the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/springjazz.