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Sounds Like: Miles Davis, Tom Waits, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa
Label: Un-Gyve Records, Un-Gyve Records
Manager: Un-Gyve Limited
Bio: Performer, composer, and arranger Greg Hopkins first picked up the trumpet as a boy in Detroit, and to this day it would be hard to spot him without his horn. Hopkins plays even when caught in traffic on commute to Berklee College of Music, where he’s been teaching since 1974 - the year the Londo... See Full BioMore Info
The music of Ellington, Strayhorn and more.
The music of Ellington, Strayhorn, and more.
Dinner seating only up till 10PM. General seating is available for the second set at 10PM, and the third set at 12AM.
This dynamic, brilliant sounding mini–big band will perform several original arrangements from Hopkins' past recordings, as well as Greg's 'Microblast' inspired by Hurricane Sandy. The program will also include inspirations from two Blue Note albums from the late ‘60s, McCoy Tyner’s 'Tender Moments' and Herbie Hancock’s 'The Prisoner'. Led by jazz composer, arranger, trumpeter, and Berklee faculty member Greg Hopkins, this tight-knit nine-piece unit boasts some of the best jazz talent anywhere. Hopkins, longtime professor of jazz composition at Berklee, was soloist/arranger for the Buddy Rich Band in 1972–1974 before settling in the Boston area. In the Boston Globe, Bob Blumenthal called him "one of Boston’s unappreciated jazz treasures.” Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra 2013 Greg Hopkins -- Trumpet, Flugelhorn Megan Riccio -- French Horn Jeff Galindo -- Trombone Greg Fritze -- Tuba Shannon LeClaire -- Alto Sax, Flute & Clarinet Allan Chase -- Baritone Sax, Flute & Tenor Sax Tim Ray -- Piano Kaela Kaumeheiwa -- Bass Bob Gullotti -- Drums FREE--FREE--FREE--FREE No Cover Charge