American Symphony Orchestra: Jazz Ensemble

Today, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Upper Terrace

A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to America’s jazz royalty: New Jersey-native jazz pianist, organist, and composer Count Basie, considered one of the all-time greatest bandleaders; singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole, the first Black American to host a TV variety show; and Duke Ellington, whose totally original musical style used a unique blend of both classical and jazz compositional techniques that combined improvisation with written works.
 

Musicians: 
Alexa Tarantino, Alto Sax/Flute
Dion Tucker, Trombone
Lee Musiker, Piano
Lou Bruno, Bass
Kory Grossman, Drums
 

Part of the American Symphony Orchestra program.