Hear Up and Coming Jazz Artists
Jazz Band Masterclass & Capital City Voices
Hear up and coming jazz artists from the District and surrounding states in one concert featuring two jazz bands and an innovative jazz choir directed by artist educators Jeff Antoniuk and Peggy Stern.
Thirteen Jazz Band Masterclass combos have been created by saxophonist and composer Jeff Antoniuk to help adult musicians get "out of the basement and onto the bandstand." The former Towson University jazz professor holds a master’s degree in jazz performance and West African ethnomusicology from U.N.T. The musicians he directs in this concert have advanced to the semi professional category. (See the Jazz Band Masterclass Page at jeffantoniuk.com for more.)
For the Twins audience they’ll perform well-known favorites such as “Sea Journey” by Chick Corea and “Well You Needn’t” by Thelonious Monk. “Take 5” will pay homage to the late great Dave Brubeck. They’ll also play freshly penned originals: “Kab’s Tune,” by Baltimore area pianist Bill Murray and “Pack and Roll” by Philadelphia guitarist Steve Strawitz.
Capital City Voices choir director and pianist Peggy Stern has enjoyed a long and storied career in jazz performance, arrangement and composition (with tunes in The Real Book). She has toured with jazz greats Lee Konitz, Diane Schuur, and Gary Peacock. She attended the Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory, then apprenticed with jazz masters Jimmy Rowles and Tommy Flanagan in New York. Under her direction, the jazz choir will provide an eclectic and dramatic listening experience. “Everything she writes wants to dance,” said Ken Dais of Jazziz.
The choir will present popular and less familiar pieces including Stern’s arrangement of “Gone With The Wind,” a 1937 hit with music by Allie Wrubel and lyrics by Herb Magidson. They’ll also perform “Sunbath,” a Stern original recorded by legendary trumpeter Woody Shaw in the 1970’s (this version features a scat solo by Erin Laws). See more at www.capitalcityvoices.com