[Dixielandjazz] Early Jazz In NYC - Jan 6, 2005

rahberry at comcast.net rahberry at comcast.net
Fri Dec 10 14:29:52 PST 2004

I've seen everyone of these people, except Carrie Smith, here in the Bay Area, some several times.
They do get around.
Rae Ann

> It doesn't get any better than this. A BARGAIN at $27.50. How comer they are
> not headlining at some of the premier OKOM Festivals & Jubilees??????
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> An Evening of Early Jazz Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 8 PM  featuring
> New York, NY December 8, 2004 Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights in Jazz," New
> York's longest running jazz series (this is their 32rd season), is pleased
> to present An Evening of Early Jazz Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at 8 PM featuring
> Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Randy Sandke and Carrie Smith plus the
> Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra featuring Orange Kellin, and Jon-Erik Kellso.
> Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon has had an extraordinary career as a performer,
> conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from
> audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard
> swinging, straight ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to
> elementary school students. His trombone playing mixes powerful, intricate
> runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies, and has been hailed by
> The New York Times as "masterful". Gordon received the Jazz Journalists
> Association 2000 Critics1 Award for Best Trombone and has also earned the
> 2001 Jazz Journalists Association Award for Best Trombone.
> Clarinetist Ken Peplowski has been compared to Benny Goodman--favorably. The
> noted New York Times music critic John S. Wilson called him "a clarinetist
> with a Benny Goodman tone and a Buddy DeFranco style." It is not surprising,
> because Peplowski was a member of Goodman's last working orchestra. But
> truly Peplowski plays the music that he likes, his own way. Ken has recorded
> and performed with musicians as diverse as Mel Torme, Charlie Byrd, Peggy
> Lee, George Shearing, Howard Alden, Rosemary Clooney, and Steve Allen.
> Like Peplowski trumpeter Randy Sandke was brought to Benny Goodman's
> attention by Bob Wilber and was hired on the spot after hearing Sandke play
> a chorus of "Get Happy". Sandke was featured on Goodman's PBS broadcast
> "Let's Dance," and on Goodman's final recordings. He played with Goodman
> until Benny's death in June of 1986. In addition to recording with Goodman,
> Sandke has also recorded with Ray Brown, Buck Clayton, Michael Brecker,
> George Wein's Newport All-Stars, and John Hendricks, to name a few. Noted
> author and jazz journalist Chip Deffaa had this to say about Randy Sandke.
> "Few trumpeters interpret melodies more lyrical than Sandke...stunning..."
> Vocalist Carrie Smith is truly a musician's singer. She has spent her life
> singing gospel, blues, jazz and R&B After many appearances on local
> television shows, and in jazz festivals around the world, Carrie sang her
> way right on to Broadway where she starred in the musical, "Black and Blue".
> Her voice is like semisweet chocolate, deep and a bit bitter but very rich
> in flavor. Writing for All About Jazz C. Michael Bailey called her 3A blues
> singer with a jazz singer's soul.2
> The Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra is a brand new eight-piece group that was
> formed by world-renowned clarinetist Orange Kellin and features some of the
> most outstanding and well-known musicians in New York City that specialize
> in vintage jazz. They all have made their names recording prolifically in
> various contexts and have extensive credentials playing major festivals,
> radio, television, motion picture sound tracks, and frequent worldwide
> touring.  They play classic rags and other related forgotten American
> popular music from the ragtime era.  Their new CD, Euphonic Sounds Radical
> Pop Music From The Ragtime Era was just released on Stomp Off Records.
> This concert will take place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Borough
> of Manhattan Community College), 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich and
> West Street). The tickets are $27.50, $25.00 for students.  They can be
> purchased at the theater box office or by calling (212) 220-1460.Mail Order
> to Highlights In Jazz 7 Peter Cooper Sq. NY, NY 10010 enclose self-addressed
> envelope.
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