w/Jim McNeely Tentet@Wesleyan University
$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18
"Jim McNeely is a true composer. He...produces works for jazz ensemble that are highly original and technically sophisticated." —JazzTimes
GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/composer Jim McNeely has performed with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (now the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), the Stan Getz Quartet, the Phil Woods Quintet, Bob Brookmeyer, and David Liebman, among other artists. The New York Times has called his writing "exhilarating," and DownBeat has said that his music is "eloquent enough to be profound." At Wesleyan, his acclaimed ten-piece jazz ensemble will perform a selection of music from their album Group Therapy during their New England debut.
This event is part of the 18th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend, which includes a free performance by the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall.