Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Live At The Village Vanguard

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Live At The Village Vanguard

by Patrick Jarenwattananon

WBGO – February 14, 2012

There’s a tradition in many New York City jazz clubs: Monday nights are reserved for big bands. The Village Vanguard, the most storied of clubs, has observed this practice since 1966, when a nascent large ensemble called together by trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis was booked for three Mondays in February. Now called the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Grammy-winning 16-piece band upholds Jones and Lewis’ precepts of swinging boldly and arranging deftly to a sold-out crowd weekly….

http://www.npr.org/event/music/145987010/vanguard-jazz-orchestra-live-at-the-village-vanguard?sc=21&f=10002

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s