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Summer Jazz On the Vine: The Big New Band at Aurora Colony Winery

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Aurora Colony Vineyards
21338 Oak Ln NE

Sept. 22, 2019, 3 p.m.

Summer Jazz On the Vine


SUN Sep 22 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   

Admission is $15 at the door.  Food and drink available for purchase.

The 18 piece Big New Band formed in Oct 2015 with a focus on Latin arrangements. Their sound now features great modern jazz arrangements of Bob Mintzer, Gordon Goodwin, Michel Camillo, Thad Jones, Maria Schneider, The Isley Bros., Toshiko Akiyoshi & more. The Big New Band also plays original works for big band by several local composer/arrangers including Dave Parker, Ezra Weiss, Stan Bock, and more.

Hard swinging jazz, funky tunes, beautiful ballads and Latin grooves make the band fun to listen to and attract a broad audience beyond traditional jazz lovers. The band has performed at the Rose Festival, Aurora Colony Winery Summer Jazz, Hawthorne Street Fair, Michelle’s Piano Co. and area schools. The band personnel are some of the most in-demand players in the area: rhythm section includes Mark Griffiths (drums), Ben Graves (guitar), Ken Anoe (bass), Al Martin (congas), Gina Pruitt (keys).  The sax section is Lee Elderton, Catarina New, Susie Jones, Stacy Friedman. The trumpets are Garner Pruitt, Joel Riddell, Patrick Nearing, Bryce Robertson. The trombones are Stan Bock, Rick Tippets, Brandon Tabal and Andy Taylor.