Vincent Herring presents:
All Star Orchestra
Jazz – The Story
an exciting trip through the Jazz history
This amazing group is performing in an exciting, phantastic project, nobody did that before. We will give the audience the chance of a lifetime, absolutely beautiful show, where you can feel with your heart and hear the History of Jazzmusic from the start when the African slaves’ drumming and work songs that led to the Blues – the basic of all Jazz.
Jazz – The Story will be a 90-minute multimedia performance of live music, narration, and historic images. The Orchestra consisting of some of the top jazz musicians on the scene today will perform musical examples of each style. Great international star musicians are performing this show.
The band is guiding you through the history of jazz from Blues to Ragtime to Swing to Bebop to Cool. The 1950s and 60s were a particularly fertile time for jazz, with many genres emerging. There was Louis Armstrong, the most influential figures in Jazz, the Hard Bop of Miles Davis and Art Blakey; the Modal Jazz of Miles and John Coltrane; Soul Jazz, with many Hard Bop musicians adopting this style; and the Bossa Nova craze.
Latin Jazz and Free or Avant-Garde Jazz, pioneered by Ornette Coleman, also developed during this period. After delving into these earlier jazz movements, the program moves on to Fusion and Post-Bop, and finally, reflects on the many different styles of jazz being played today. The band is going with you through a long travel, giving you also the opportunity to understand the history of this amazing music which has doing many steps. 1917 was recorded in New York the first album with a band from New Orleans.
Vincent Herring - alto, soprano, flute, clarinet, bandleader
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet
Eric Alexander - tenor
James Carter - tenor, flute,clarinet
Wycliff Gordon - trombone
Mike LeDonne - piano / keyboards, hammond
Kenny Davis - bass/ electric
Carl Allen - drums
Nicolas Bearde - voice/ narrations
With its roots deep in the Caribbean and with the heart of a classic jazz 4tet, Sakésho brings sophistication, spontaneity, and soulful energy to the stage - four musicians who have come together as one voice. All four are composing for the group. Mario Canonge, Michel Alibo, and Jean Philippe Fanfant are masters of the traditional music of Martinique and Guadeloupe, add to that the spice of Andy Narell’s steel pans, and you have a unique blend of jazz and groove. Like their name says – ‘It’s gonna be hot!’
Sakésho recorded two albums for Heads Up International – the self titled ‘Sakésho – It’s Gonna Be Hot,’ and ‘We Want You to Say,’ and has played concerts and festivals throughout the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Andy Narell - Steel Pan, Mario Canonge – p; Michel Alibo – e-bass;
Jean-Philippe Fanfant – dm
With guest: Paquito D’Rivera