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An exploration of contemporary and modern jazz with an emphasis on local talent: the city’s best mix of instrumental and vocal jazz.


7th August

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  • Dameron, Tadd (arr. Dameron, Tadd): Cool Breeze. Dizzy Gillespie, tpt. Dizzy Gillespie and His Orch .
  • Dameron: Hot House. Ken Schroder (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Dameron: If you could see me now. Sarah Vaughan (vocal), Jazz Orchestra
  • Dameron, Tadd: If You Could See Me Now. Wes Montgomery, gtr. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 31st July

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  • Cahn/van Heusen: Ring-a-ding-ding. John Pizzarelli (vocal), The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: A Wonderful Guy. Oscar Peterson Trio, Milt Jackson (vibes)
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: This nearly was mine. Bobby Darin (vocal), un-named Big Band
  • Rodgers, Richard: This Nearly Was Mine. Bill Frisell, gtr., Joe Lovano, sax., Paul Motian, drums .
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Younger than Springtime. Marty Paich Big Band
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair. Stacey Kent (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Cockeyed Optimist. Stacey Kent (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Some Enchanted Evening. Ruby Braff (cornet), Dick Hyman (piano)
  • Stevens: A New year's Tune for Sophie Allen. Tim Stevens (piano), Ben Robertson (bass), Dave Beck (drums)

  • 24th July

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  • Mandel: Suicide is Painless. Bill Evans Trio
  • Lins/Martins: Velas. Quincy Jones Orchestra , Toots Thielemans (harmonica)
  • Mandel, Johnny (arr. Jones, Quincy): I Never Told You. Jazz Ensemble/Quincy Jones.
  • Mandel/Frishberg: Little did I dream. tony Bennett (vocal), Phil Woods (sax)
  • Mandel: The Shadow of your smile. Ithamara Koorax (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Mandel: The Shadow of your Smile. Eddie Harris (tenor sax), Cedar walton (piano), Ron Carter (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
  • Mande": Hershey Bar. Anita O'Day (vocal, wordless), Jazz Ensemble
  • Mandel: I want to live. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Strings
  • Arlen/Koehler: Let's fall in love. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Jazz Orchestra
  • Green: Down for Double. Mel Torme (vocal), Orchestra
  • Basie/Livingston/David: Blue and Sentimental. Mel Torme (vocal), Orchestra
  • Mandel/Bergman/Bergman: Where do you start. Kerrie Biddell (vocal), Julian Lee (piano)
  • Mandel: Emily. Johnny Nicol (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Unknown: Love Letters. Johnny Nicol (guitar), Jazz Ensemble
  • Freeman, Russ (arr. Mandel, Johnny): The Wind. Bud Shank, sax., Chet Baker, tpt., Jack Montrose, sax., Zoot Sims, sax. Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble .
  • Mandel: The Shining Sea. Scott Hamilton (tenor sax), String Orchestra
  • Mandel/Ames: Quietly There. Shirley Horn (vocal), Strings
  • Clar: Similau. Artie Shaw Orchestra
  • Kern: A Sure Thing. David Allyn (vocal), Orchestra

  • 17th July

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    10th July

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    3rd July

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    26th June

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  • Petrucciani: Lullaby. Michel Petrucciani (piano), Eddie Gomez (bass), Victor Jones (drums), Frank Colon (percussion), Robbie Kondor (Synthesiser Programming)
  • Silver: Sister Sadie. GRP All Star Big Band
  • Silver, Horace (arr. Palmquist, Bengt-Olov): Sister Sadie. The Idea of North .
  • Silver: Mayreh. Art Blakey Quintet
  • Silver: Song for my Father. Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Silver, Horace: Lonely Woman. Geoff Hughes, gtr., Michelle Nicolle, voc., Ronny Ferella, drums, Tom Lee, db.

  • 19th June

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  • Bernice Petkere: Close your eyes. Doris Day (vocal), Andre Previn (piano), Red Mitchell (bass0, Frank Capp (drums)
  • Pierce: Capp This! The Capp-Pierce Juggernaut
  • Previn/Langdon: Why are we afraid? Art Pepper (alto saxophonist) Jazz trio
  • Previn: Like Young. Vince Jones (vocal), Jazz Ensemble

  • 12th June

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  • Igguiden/Browne: Crisis. The Red Onions Jazz Band
  • Lodwig/Quicksell: Since my best gal turned me down. Kenny Davern (clarinet), Bucky Pizzarelli , Howard Alden (guitars), Greg Cohen (bass), Tony De Nicola (drums)
  • Ellington, Duke: Satin Doll. Bucky Pizzarelli, gtr., John Pizzarelli, gtr., John Pizzarelli, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Davis: 41.St. Nick. Angela Davis (alto sax), Chris Ziemba (piano), linda Oh (bass), Rajiv Jayaweera (drums)
  • Schroder, Ken: Chadstone. Gianni Marinucci, tpt., Hugh Harvey, drums, Ken Schroder, sax., Leigh Barker, db.
  • Dietz/Schwartz: Alone Together. Wallace Roney (trumpet), Donald Brown (piano), Christian McBride (bass), Cindy Blackman (drums), Gary Thomas (flute)
  • Gershwin: Who Cares? Anita O'Day (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Hanighen/Coates: if the moon turns green. Anita O'Day (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Sampson/Goodman/Webb: Stompin at the Savoy. The Three Sounds
  • Dankworth: Firth of Fourths. Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra
  • Wilder, Alec: Be a Child. Cleo Laine, voc., Dudley Moore, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Wilder: Moon and Sand. Joe Chindamo (piano), Ben Robertson (bass), David Beck (drums)
  • Wilder, Alec: Moon and Sand. James Sherlock, gtr., Kristin Berardi, voc.
  • Armstrong: Struttin with some Barbeque. Ruby Braff (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Blake/Razaf: Memories of You. Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) , Henry Grimes (bass), Dave Bailey (drums), Billy Bauer (guitar)
  • Tristano, Leonard Joseph (Lennie): Lennie-Bird. Lee Konitz, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Alter: I think of it. Dino Saluzzi (bandoneon), John Ruocco (clarinet), Kenny Werner (piano), Greg Cohen (bass), Joey Baron (drums)
  • Gershwin: I loves you Porgy. Fred Hersch (solo piano)