On Sunday, March 30, I will be playing a benefit concert at Ridgewood High School with the Jazz Masters Big Band. This is a terrific band of music educators who definitely prove that those who CAN teach. The concert will be a tribute to 50 years of the Beatles in America, and will feature arrangements of many Beatles favorites, including some very rare charts recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra. The concert will also feature a special performance by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones directed by Conrad Herwig. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. You may order tickets by sending an e-mail to Irene Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Concert time is 2PM.
The Jazz Masters Big Band includes: Mark Friedman, Paul Larsen (altos), Dr. David Demsey, James Garde (tenors), Jeffrey Haas (bari), Nathan Eklund, Vincent Borselli, Ben Hankle, John Luckenbill (trumpets), Pete McGuinness, Matt Bilyk, Joe Verderese, Henry Heyzer (trombones), Jason Curcio (guitar), Dr. Jeffrey Kunkel (piano), Adrian Moring (bass), Gary Fink (drums).
Hope to see you there!