Vincent Herring and the Story of Jazz Orchestra

Special Offer for summer and fall 2017 and 2018
Vincent Herring and the Story of Jazz Orchestra

celebrating 100 years of jazz recording in a multimedia concert show
The history of jazz from Blues to Ragtime to Swing to Bebop to Cool

Jazz – The Story will be a 90-minute multimedia performance of live music, narration, and historic images. A 10-piece ensemble consisting of some of the top jazz musicians on the scene today will perform musical examples of each style. Great international starmusicians are performing this show, the line up is confirmed.

The band is guiding you through the history of jazz from Blues to Ragtime to Swing to Bebop to Cool. The 1950s and 60s were a particularly fertile time for jazz, with many genres emerging. There was the Bebop of Louis Armstrong, the Hard Bop of Miles Davis and Art Blakey; the Modal Jazz of Miles and John Coltrane; Soul Jazz, with many Hard Bop musicians adopting this style; and the Bossa Nova craze. Latin Jazz and Free or Avant-Garde Jazz, pioneered by Ornette Coleman, also developed during this period. After delving into these earlier jazz movements, the program moves on to Fusion and Post-Bop, and finally, reflects on the many different styles of jazz being played today. The band will lead you through a exiting trip of 100 years of jazz music recording.

Vincent Herring sax JAZZ the Story sm
Vincent Herring (alto, soprano, flute, clarinet, bandleader)

Jon Faddis tp JAZZ the Story
Jon Faddis (trumpet)

Jeremy Pelt tp JAZZ the Story
Jeremy Pelt (trumpet)

Eric Alexander sax JAZZ the Story sm
Eric Alexander (tenor)

James Carter sax JAZZ the Story sm
James Carter (tenor, baritone, flute, clarinet)

Steve Turre tb JAZZ the Story sm
Steve Turre (trombone, shells)

Mike LeDonne p key JAZZ the Story sm
Mike LeDonne (piano, hammond B3)

Kenny Davis b JAZZ the Story sm
Kenny Davis (bass, electric)

Carl Allen dr JAZZ the Story sm
Carl Allen (dr)

Nicolas Beard voc JAZZ the Story sm

Nicolas Beard (voc, narrations)