CAPITAL JAZZ PROJECT PRESENTS
FROM NILESOLOGY TO WESTSIDE STORY MEDLEY
FRIDAY 5 AUGUST @ 7:30PM
The Capital Jazz Project is proud to present From Nilesology to Westside Story Medley - a night of brilliant arrangements from the Grammy-award winning jazz pianist, composer and arranger Bill Cunliffe.
Widely known for his creativity and invention as a composer and arranger of jazz. Cunliffe's work has been performed by many orchestras including the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic, the Reading (PA) Symphony, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
From the Latin jazz style of Havana to the New Zealand inspired Te Wero Nui to his Grammy Award-winning arrangement West Side Story Medley (built on Oscar Peterson's version) Cunliffe's exemplary themes and arrangements will be brought to life by Canberra's next generation of talented jazz artists. This unique performance will not only present a collection of Bill Cunliffe's brilliant arrangements but the composer himself will discuss the circumstances and inspirations around his music played.
Saxophonist and ANU lecturer John Mackey and bassist and ANU lecturer Eric C. Ajaye lead the ANU School of Music Big Band and Commercial band respectively. Bill Cunliffe himself will lead both of the Australian National University School of Music flagship performance ensembles. If you're looking for big night of sound this is for you. A compellingly memorable experience for performers and audiences alike.
The Commercial Band is a flagship performance ensemble based on modern jazz music ranging from classic jazz compositions to popular contemporary music. The Commercial Band performs at major jazz festivals around Australia such as the Wangaratta Jazz festival, the Thredbo Jazz festival, the Manly Jazz festival, the Moruya Jazz festival and several others.
Some of the composers and artists that have been covered by the Commercial Ensemble are Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, the Brecker Brothers, Eddie Harris, Miles Davis, Sting, Christopher Cross, Al Jarreau, Wes Montgomery, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, The Yellow Jackets, Bob Mintzer, Bill Cunliffe, Matt Harris, Jeff Jarvis, Bill Liston and many more...
Street 1 - reserved | Duration - approx. 120 minutes.