Friday, 20 May 2022 @ 7:30pm
The Redfern Arts Center Main Theater
After a two-year hiatus, the Keene Jazz Orchestra is enthused to announce its upcoming Spring Concert of traditional and contemporary big band music.
This year’s concert features the return of dynamic guest vocalist Leila Teitleman and a number of special guest soloists from Keene Jazz Orchestra past and present. The program includes big band standards by the great Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as exciting, progressive arrangements by Pat Metheny, Fred Sturm, and bandleader Steve Cady.
Founded by Scott Mullett, the Keene Jazz Orchestra’s mission is to perform, propagate, and provide education for American Big Band music. The 17 piece band is comprised of the Monadnock region’s finest instrumentalists, educators, and students, and boasts a résumé of performances and collaborations with some of the greatest living performers and repertoire in big band music. KJO operates under the musical direction of founding member and bassist Steve Cady, who directs Jazz Ensembles at Keene State College, is the Performing Arts Chair at Vermont Academy and performs and teaches regionally as a bassist and music educator.
KJO invites music fans of all ages to listen and be joyful in the company of an authentic big band orchestra. New and returning fans of Keene Jazz Orchestra will be rewarded with a truly exciting, impressive, and impactful musical experience.
Face coverings are required in Redfern Arts Center Main Theater.
KJO is a 501c3 certified non-profit organization. Thank you for your support of live music! The Keene Jazz Orchestra is generously supported by the Barbara M. and Robert C. Cummings Fund for the Arts of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
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