I’m very excited to announce our spring/summer 2014 show schedule. We’ll be at ShapeShifter Lab on May 10, at Jazz Standard on July 8, and at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 1. These dates will be interspersed by a string of Canadian and European shows — see the full list below. Taking a bigband on the road is always an adventure, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring my co-conspirators to so many great music festivals this summer!Additionally, I’ve been co-commissioned by the Vancouver-based Hard Rubber Orchestra and the Newport Jazz Festival to create a new 30-minute extended work, which will be premiered by the HRO during their June 20 double-bill with Secret Society at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Secret Society will present the work’s US premiere at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 1. I grew up listening to the Hard Rubber Orchestra at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, so it’s a special privilege to be writing something for John Korsrud’s awesome long-running (20 years!) large ensemble.
SECRET SOCIETY SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATES
10 May 2014 ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
22 June 2014 Toronto Jazz Festival: Music Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
23 June 2014 Ottawa Jazz Festival: OLG After Dark Series, Ottawa, ON, Canada
8 July 20114 Jazz Standard, New York, NY
11 July 2014 Istanbul Jazz Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
12 July 2014 Gent Jazz Festival, Gent, Belgium
13 July 2014 North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
15 July 2014 Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
1 August 2014 Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
WINDSErica von Kleist (except 5/10)Rob Wilkerson (except 6/20 – 6/23)Aaron Irwin (5/10)Sharel Cassity (7/8 – 7/15)Sam SadigurskyJohn Ellis (except 5/10)Lucas Pino (5/10)Carl Maraghi
TRUMPETSSeneca Black (except 5/10)Bryan Davis (5/10)Tom Goehring (except 5/10 and 6/20 – 6/23)Tatum Greenblatt (5/10)David Smith (6/20 – 6/23)Matt Holman (except 5/10)Amir El-Saffar (5/10)Nadje Noordhuis (except 7/8)Ingrid Jensen (except 7/8 – 7/15)Jason Palmer (7-8 – 7/15)
TROMBONESMike Fahie (except 5/10)Alan Ferber (5/10)Ryan Keberle (except 5/10 and 7/8)Darius Christian Jones (5/10)Jacob GarchikJennifer Wharton
RHTYHMSebastian Noelle, guitarBobby Avey, piano (5/10 and 6/20-23)Adam Birnbaum, piano (7/8 – 7/15)Gordon Webster, piano (8/1)Matt Clohesy, bassJon Wikan, drum set
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.