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Saturday, March 26, 2011
The CAC and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presentMood Indigo: Big Band Revisited
Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.
In January 1996, David Torkanowsky and the CAC brought together a 16-piece big band comprised of many of New Orleans' greatest musicians, with vocals by the city's three pre-eminent jazz vocalists: Johnny Adams, Germaine Bazzle, and George French for 3 performances of Mood Indigo. All-new arrangements were commissioned especially for the concerts and the original recording was released on Rounder Records.
In March 2011, the CAC will partner with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to present a reprise of this wildly popular 1996 Big Band concert featuring original vocalist Germaine Bazzle, guest vocalist Ed Perkins and Nicholas Payton, all led by New Orleans' own David Torkanowsky. The 16-piece CAC Jazz Orchestra includes 5 saxophonists, 4 trumpet players, 4 trombonists, and a rhythm section. This presentation will consist of the arrangements created in 1996, such as: Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Sometimes I'm Happy, Mood Indigo, and many others.
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