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Juilliard Jazz Presents "Our Voices" Featuring Original Student-Composed Works Performed by Juilliard Jazz Ensembles on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8 PM in Juilliard's Paul Hall

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Friday, March 28, 2014

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

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Juilliard Jazz presents “Our Voices” featuring original student-composed works performed by Juilliard Jazz Ensembles on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. Coaching the two ensembles are faculty members Matthew Jodrell and Rodney Jones.

The Matthew Jodrell Ensemble features tenor saxophonist Julian Lee; trumpeter Nathan Sparks; trombonist Kalia Vandever; pianist David Linard; bassist Russell Hall; and drummer Dag Markhus. They perform Aphorism by David Linard, Waltz Vandelay by Dag Markhus, Reminiscing in Nostalgia by Kalia Vandever, Midwest Midwinter by Nathan Sparks, I Blame Memory by Julian Lee, and Neanderthal by Russell Hall.

The Rodney Jones Ensemble features alto saxophonist Taylor Herron; tenor saxophonist Dean Tsur; trumpeter Joe Boga; trumpeter Enrique Sanchez; vibraphonist Joe Doubleday; pianist Jahaan Sweet; bassist Dan Stein; and drummer Andrew Wangemann. They perform Chronos by Taylor Herron, Apollo by Joe Doubleday, Ares by Enrique Sanchez, Arête by Andrew Wangemann, Aphrodite by Jahaan Sweet, Icarus by Joe Boga, Poseidon by Dan Stein, and Dionysus by Dean Tsur.

FREE tickets will be available only online beginning April 2 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.

Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s managing and artistic director and a Juilliard alumnus, becomes director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard beginning July 1, 2014.

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PROGRAM LISTING:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8 PM, Juilliard’s Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street, 1st Floor, NYC)

Juilliard Jazz Presents “Our Voices”

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles

Coached by Rodney Jones and Matthew Jodrell

 

Matthew Jodrell’s Ensemble

Program

Aphorism by David Linard

Waltz Vandelay by Dag Markhus

Reminiscing in Nostalgia by Kalia Vandever

Midwest Midwinter by Nathan Sparks

I Blame Memory by Julian Lee

Neanderthal by Russell Hall

 

Rodney Jones’ Ensemble

Program

Chronos by Taylor Herron

Apollo by Joe Doubleday

Ares by Enrique Sanchez

Arête by Andrew Wangemann

Aphrodite by Jahaan Sweet

Icarus by Joe Boga

Poseidon by Dan Stein

Dionysus by DeanTsur

 

Matthew Jodrell Ensemble

Julian Lee, tenor saxophone

Nathan Sparks, trumpet

Kalia Vandever, trombone

David Linard, piano

Russell Hall, bass

Dag Markhus, drums

 

Rodney Jones Ensemble

Taylor Herron, alto saxophone

Dean Tsur, tenor saxophone

Joe Boga, trumpet

Enrique Sanchez, trumpet

Joe Doubleday, vibraphone

Jahaan Sweet, piano

Dan Stein, bass

Andrew Wangemann, drums

FREE tickets will be available only online beginning April 2 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.