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Purchase Jazz Orchestra

Apr 15 | Mon |
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Performances will be offered at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Todd Coolman & Jon Faddis, Artistic Directors Special guest, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski

The Purchase Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band that performs jazz from every era. From staples like Ellington and Basie, to more modern works by today’s leading composers and arrangers such as McNeely, Clayton, and more, the PJO swings! Grammy Award-Winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, and legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis direct the group.

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The Purchase College Conservatory of Music will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its acclaimed Jazz Studies program by presenting special concerts in some of New York City’s most legendary venues featuring students from the highly competitive program.

“It’s an honor to celebrate such an important milestone for Jazz Studies at Purchase,” said noted Jazz pianist Pete Malinverni, who leads the program. “Our alumni are among the most talented and professionally successful in the world, as evidenced by their celebrated work in jazz clubs, ensembles, and on award-winning recordings. We are thrilled to invite the public to check out the next generation of leading jazz artists right in New York City.”

The performance-driven curriculum strives to emphasize the practical, bringing “the street into the classroom.” With world-class performance and rehearsal facilities, the program enjoys an acclaimed reputation among today’s leading institutions. Jazz majors are mentored by some of the leading jazz artists on the scene today, including Malinverni, Todd Coolman (acoustic bass), Jon Faddis (trumpet), and David DeJesus (saxophone), among many others.

For more information on the 25 Anniversary Celebration, including alumni portraits, videos, and information about how to contribute to the scholarship fund, visit the Jazz at 25 website.

Venue: Blue Note Jazz Club

131 W 3rd St Map