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Kansas City Jazz Orchestra w/ Gary Foster
THe Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents "A BIG BAND CHRISTMAS" A perfect opportunity to celebrate the holiday season in Kansas City! This performance on the Plaza will feature some of the most beautiful big band arrangements ever written from a variety of arrangers including Rob McConnell, Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, Tom Kubis, Bob Florence and our very own Kerry Strayer. A special pre-concert performance by the Kansas City High School All-Star Jazz Ensemble will take place at 7:30 p.m.
The 2009-2010 Concert Season - Concert Three: "Sweet Kansas City!" - NEW DATE: April 30, 2010 - Folly Theater • 8 p.m. The Orchestra will continue the "Celebration of Kansas City Jazz" with a presentation of the complete "Kansas City Suite" by Benny Carter. A ten movement body of work includes songs entitled: Rompin' at the Reno, Vine Stree Rumble, Jackson County Jubilee, Miss Missouri and other great titles that showcase the many swingin' sounds of Kansas City.
The 2009-2010 Concert Season - Concert Two: "The Best of the Big Bands" January 9, 2010 - Yardley Hall, JCCC • 8 p.m. The Orchestra will be featured performers during Johnson County Community College's four-day jazz festival which will be an educational summit for middle, high school and college jazz bands. KCJO will perform a varity of hits from legendary big bands such as Basie, Ellington, Kenton, Herman and Goodman. Tickets to this concert will be sold separately.
The 2009-2010 Concert Season - Concert One: "Big Band Meets Hollywood" September 25, 2009 - Folly Theater • 8 p.m. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will kick-off the 2009-10 Season with a fun evening of songs made popular by movies and TV shows from the 40's through today. These memory-invoking tunes arranged for a big band will be easy to recognize and easy to enjoy!
Label: ARTISTS RECORDING COLLECTIVE, Artists Recording Collective
Bio: Mike has produced an extensive list of compositions and arrangements, over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom. He has received numerous awards including First Prize, New Music for Young Ensembles international composers competition for his Impromptu, Chorale & Fugue which included a Carnegie Hal...See Full Bio