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
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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