Performance | UB Student Jazz Ensemble
In collaboration with the Burchfield Penney Art Center
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6 pm
The UB Jazz Ensemble program will present a student concert featuring three performances--the 4 O'clock Big Band, 6 O'clock Big Band, and the Late Nite Band, a combo formed from students who are more advanced in the vocabulary and traditions of jazz.
The ensembles are directed by UB adjunct professor George Caldwell, a fully tenured jazz piano legend who has served with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as a sideman extraordinaire, and as leader of his own ensembles. Renowned as performer, composer, band leader and teacher, Caldwell presided over the ivory 88s for the Basie Orchestra when the group won a “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance” Grammy in 1996. He’s one of the pre-eminent swinging players in modern jazz.
Caldwell is also instrumental in organizing the annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration at The Center presented in collaboration with the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society.
Admission is free and open to the public.