Morchestra with Clairdee: "Songs You Thought You Knew"


Morchestra with Clairdee: "Songs You Thought You Knew"

Oct 28, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory

2040 Addison Street, 2040 Addison Street

In this unique concert experience Morchestra will highlight the key aspects of the arrangers’ art (specifically bandleader Tony Corman), by taking well-known tunes and transforming them, staying true to the spirit while revealing unexpected facets. Beloved Bay Area vocalist Clairdee will bring an added flare to the revamped renditions.

Arranger Tony Corman says, “We all understand what composers do: they make new songs. And players play them. But the art of the arranger is less well understood. In fact, Richard Niles, who has arranged for Ray Charles, Tina Turner and many other luminaries, wrote a book on the subject titled The Invisible Artist.”

Band Members & Instrumentation

Saxes: Zack Pitt-Smith, Dick Mathias, Dave Tidball, Guido Fazio, Charlie Keagle

Trumpets: Brad Catania, Walt Beveridge, Michael Beveridge, Ian Carey

Trombones: Spencer Sussman, Karl Dray, Rich Lee, Bruce Colman

Guitar, Arranger: Tony Corman

Piano: Laura Klein

Bass: Karl Hartmann

Drums: Dave Rokeach

Vocals: Special guest Clairdee

Artist Bios

The Morchestra is a 17-piece jazz orchestra of top Bay Area players, led by guitarist/arranger Tony Corman, playing fresh takes on familiar tunes, gems from the great Brazilian songbook, and original music. Frequently joined by distinguished Bay Area guest artists.

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