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A Century of Great American Jazz Composers

Music performed by American Symphony Orchestra
May 15, 2023, 5:30pm–6:30pm

The American Symphony Orchestra explores a truly American genre—jazz, with an ensemble comprised of ASO musicians and other featured artists active in the New York jazz scene today. The program chronicles some of America’s greatest jazz composers of the last century with works composed between 1923 and 2023 that have become lasting contributions to the canon of standard repertoire. 

 Music-lovers will chairs set up to enjoy an after-work respite with live music.


James P. Johnson (1894—1955)
The Charleston (1923)

Eubie Blake (1883—1983)
Memories of You (1930)

Fats Waller (1904—1943)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1929)

Duke Ellington (1899—1974)
In a Sentimental Mood (1935)

George Gershwin (1898—1937)
Fascinating Rhythm (1924)

Thelonious Monk (1917—1982)
Blue Monk (1954)

Horace Silver (1928—2014)
Nica’s Dream (1960)

Chick Corea (1941—2021)
Children’s Songs (ca. 1971-73)

Wayne Shorter (1933—2023)
Footprints (1966)

Herbie Hancock (b. 1940)
Cantaloupe Island (1964)


Cecelia Tenconi, Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet
Ronald Wilkins, Trombone
Lee Musiker, Piano/Music director
Lou Bruno, Bass
Kory Grossman, Drums