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Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Composers of the Midwest

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra

When: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CT

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

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

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

Contact: Concert Management Office   (847) 467-4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Derrick Gardner and Darius Hampton, conductors 

Join us as we celebrate and explore the music of jazz composers and arrangers of the Midwestern region of the US. These are some of the musicians that shaped the sounds of the classic big bands of Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry’s Big Bad Band, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, and many others. Many of these composers also wrote for the television and film industries of the 1960s and ‘70s. Their unique musical explorations continued to flourish as they went on to lead their own big bands, creating some of the greatest music of the 20th century. This concert will feature the music of 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, To You 
Neil Hefti, Splanky 
Ernie Wilkins, Way Out Basie 
Oliver Nelson, Hoe Down 
David Baker, 4, 5, 6 
Slide Hampton, Frame for the Blues 
Derrick Gardner, One Thing Led to Another 
Burgess Gardner, Laila Simone (Little Laila) 
Frank Foster, Disapproachment 

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