The PDX Jazz All-Star Student Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer

February 25, 2014 7:00 PM

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Bob Mintzer leads several musical lives that, at times, seem humanly impossible for one person to sustain. As a 20 year member of the Grammy® Award winning Yellowjackets, Mintzer also leads his own Grammy® Award winning Bob Mintzer Big Band and is the recipient of the Buzz McCoy endowed chair of jazz studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Having written over 200 big band arrangements, he honed his writing and playing skills in the bands of Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius and Gil Evans.

Mintzer will perform as a guest soloist with the PDX Jazz All Star Student Big Band and the PDX Jazz All Star Educators Ensemble lead by Darrell Grant.  This education outreach event began in 2011 with Charles McPherson and last year was Gerald Wilson’s turn. This one night only program features the compositions and arrangements of the guest soloist.

PDX Jazz All-Star Student Big Band Members:

Taylor Griffin
Ryan Dehaven
Kyle Zimmerman
Quin McIntire
Joel Gardella

Gil Bolster
Alex Hunter
Garrett Williamson
Colescott Rubin

Giancarlo Viviano
Kiran Bolsey
Danny Fineman
Jeremy Morrison

Rhythm Section
Enzo Irace / guitar
Charlie Brown III / piano
Ciaran Fontenot / bass
Aksel Coe / drums

“He knows how to make it feel good, how to arouse, to tickle and when to let it go.” – JazzTimes

Tickets: Reserved $20 / General Admission $15

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