Juilliard Jazz Announces 2016-17 Season

NEW YORK –– Juilliard Jazz, under the leadership of Juilliard alums Wynton Marsalis, director, and Aaron Flagg, chair and associate director, announces its 2016-17 season featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in five concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in nine concerts, and the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble, comprised of Juilliard Jazz’s most advanced musicians, in two concerts. Guest conductors and coaches this season include Bill Charlap, alumnus Etienne Charles, Dave Douglas, Jon Faddis, Vince Giordano, Sherman Irby, Eric Reed, Frank Vignola, Dr. Michael White, Juilliard Jazz Director and alumnus Wynton Marsalis, and Juilliard Jazz faculty members James Burton III, Andy Farber, Carlos Henriquez, and Dan Nimmer.

The concerts feature the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Woody Herman, The Hot Club de France, Oliver Nelson, and Wynton Marsalis.

Juilliard Jazz ensembles play more than 50 on- and off-campus performances annually, including international tours and performances at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Blue Note. This fall, Juilliard begins a new collaboration with the Zinc Bar located in Greenwich Village. Another added event on the Juilliard Jazz calendar will be a piano master class series with pianist Eric Reed, who will focus on accompanying the jazz singer, and pianist and faculty member Kenny Barron, who will focus on solo and trio playing.

International exchanges are an important part of the Juilliard Jazz program. In October, the school will host a student ensemble from the Torino Conservatory in Italy. Also in October, Juilliard Jazz’s Artist Diploma Ensemble will perform in Brazil, and a student ensemble from the Tom Jobim Youth Orchestra in São Paulo will come to Juilliard to perform. In the spring, Juilliard Jazz will do a student exchange with the James Morrison Academy in Perth, one of the newest places to study jazz in Australia.

Juilliard Jazz continues its deepening relationship with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), and several JALC members will be joining Juilliard’s faculty, among them, saxophonist Ted Nash, pianist Dan Nimmer, trombonist Elliot Mason, drummer Ali Jackson, and bassist Carlos Henriquez, an alumnus of Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP). Juilliard alumnus, drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., will join Juilliard Jazz as an ensemble coach. In addition, senior staff at JALC will be teaching jazz business courses to help Juilliard students learn about the music business from the experts.

Source: Juilliard School

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