Juilliard Jazz Presents "The Music of Ted Nash" Featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Andy Farber on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:30pm in Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK –– Juilliard Jazz presents “The Music of Ted Nash” featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, conducted by faculty member Andy Farber, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:30pm in Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra members are alto saxophonists Zoe Obadia and Immanuel Wilkins; tenor saxophonists Gideon Tazelaar and Abdias Armenteros; and baritone saxophonist JarienJames Jamanila; trumpeters Noah Halpern, Anthony Hervey, Jonah Moss, and David Adewumi; trombonists Jacob Melsha, Jasim Perales, Jeffery Miller, and Rashaan Salaam; guitarist Juan Vidaurre; pianist Isaiah Thompson; bassist Adam Olszewski; and drummer Taurien Reddick.

Tickets are $30 ($15 for full-time students) and available at juilliard.edu/calendar.

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra will perform “Synthetics” (Kurt Rosenwinkel, arr. by Ted Nash), “Picasso” from Portrait in Seven Shades (Ted Nash), “Strange Meadowlark” (Dave Brubeck; arr. by Ted Nash), “The American Promise” from Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom (Ted Nash), “The Strawberry” from Snowy Egret (Myra Melford; arr. by Ted Nash), “Ether” from Chakra (Ted Nash), “Water” from Chakra (Ted Nash), “After Mr. Teng” (comp. and arr. by Toshiko Akiyoshi), “Kids Are Pretty People” (comp. and arr. by Thad Jones), and “Groovin’ Hard” (comp. and arr. by Don Menza).

About Andy Farber

Award-winning jazz composer, arranger, and saxophonist Andy Farber has worked extensively with legendary jazz singer Jon Hendricks and with Juilliard Jazz Director Wynton Marsalis. He met Hendricks in 1993 and collaborated on his CD Boppin’ at the Blue Note, writing arrangements featuring Hendricks and guests Al Grey, Marsalis, Benny Golson, Red Holloway, and Clark Terry. He has written arrangements for numerous artists and ensembles including Shirley Horn, Bobby Short, Joe Lovano, Joe Temperley, Regina Carter, Lee Konitz, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, Billy Stritch, Robert Downey Jr., Fantasia Barrino, Vanessa Williams, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Philly Pops Orchestra, and several symphony orchestras throughout Europe. He has toured with Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra where he has also served as guest conductor. Additionally, he has been a guest conductor with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and for numerous university and high school ensembles. In 2013 Mr. Marsalis asked Mr. Farber to assemble the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars which was featured in the Broadway musical After Midnight and garnered seven Tony Award nominations. He continues to lead the Andy Farber Orchestra, which recently backed Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for their PBS special Cheek to Cheek Live. Mr. Farber teaches jazz composition and arranging at Juilliard and in 2015 was named music director of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop.

About Juilliard Jazz

Juilliard Jazz offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and the Artist Diploma. The curriculum combines classroom, private studio, and performance ensemble courses with substantial interactions with jazz masters and multiple performance opportunities in diverse venues around the city and the world. The repertoire studied covers the entire jazz continuum, highlights its American vernacular roots, and emphasizes the social and cultural vitality of the music. The 2017-18 season sees the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in six concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in 11 performances, and the Artist Diploma Ensemble in three concerts. The program engages students in the global jazz scene with residencies in Bolivia, Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil, and Italy. This year’s guest conductors and coaches include Vince Giordano, Marquis Hill, Michael White, Rick Roe, and Abraham Burton, and faculty member Marc Cary.

In New York City the 44 students in Juilliard Jazz present more than 50 performances annually on and off campus in diverse venues including Juilliard’s Paul Recital Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, the Zinc Bar, the Blue Note, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. This season marks a focus on two areas: trumpet innovators of the post-bop era (Booker Little, Lee Morgan, and Miles Davis) and two extraordinary jazz musicians who were each admired educators and trailblazers (pianist Mary Lou Williams and vocalist Betty Carter). Finally, Juilliard Jazz will host the Tom Jobim Youth Orchestra from São Paolo, Brazil, and students from the Torino Conservatory in Italy.

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PROGRAM LISTING:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Music of Ted Nash”

Featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra With Conductor Andy Farber

 

Tickets are $30 ($15 for full-time students) and available at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

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Juilliard Jazz Presents "The Music of Ted Nash" Featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Andy Farber on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:30pm in Peter Jay Sharp Theater (photo by Hiroyuki Ito)