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Fort Stage: 11:30 AM The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra directed by Greg Hopkins with special guest soloist Sean Jones.
A preview of the Friday, July 31 Newport Jazz Festival Show .
Conductor, trumpeter, arranger, Hopkins leads a powerful and swinging 18 piece all-star lineup. 25 1/2 Court Street, Plymouth.
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra presents a concert of original student compositions and jazz composition masterworks. Under the direction of trumpeter/composer Greg Hopkins, this annual concert is always a treat. Please stop by and hear some very inspired original jazz composition and arranging by some of the most inspired writers on campus, played by some of the most creative young performers anywhere in the country today. Hailing from all parts of the globe, this international group really exemplifies the great "melting pot" that music can create, especially here at Berklee. Come out and hear these young lions of the jazz world as we celebrate Billy Strayhorn's 100th birth year. The concert will present world premieres of four brand new works plus several pieces from our current repertoire.
Featuring Arnie Krakowsky, Jeff Galindo, Greg Hopkins, Tim Ray, John Lockwood, Joe Hunt playing the music of Ellington, Strayhorn and more.
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 Bio
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