Connecting with great players…
Something big is happening and excitement is building. It’s the coming together of a dream of mine… The premier presentation by the Moonglow JAZZ Strings is scheduled for May 25, 2019.
During my 38-year career as studio composer/ arranger/ orchestrator/ producer I had many opportunities to write for and conduct full orchestra scores at various studios in Toronto, Minneapolis, Nashville and Budapest. It was one of my greatest musical pleasures. I put all that ‘on hold’ when I turned, in 2010, to playing upright bass. And it’s remained there until now…
The elements have come together, the personnel is lined up, the timing is right and the opportunity has presented itself. I’m currently in the process of preparing scores for the Moonglow JAZZ Strings. The wonderful music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and others— beloved jazz standards and ballads enjoyed for decades by millions of music lovers all over the world— will be presented live in Warkworth!
At the invitation of the Warkworth Lilac Festival, for their feature ‘Lilac Room’ jazz event held at Warkworth’s Town Hall Performing Arts Centre, the premiere presentation by the Moonglow JAZZ Strings will feature:
- jazz vocalist Karen Oxorn from Ottawa
- recent McGill University Masters graduate Alanna Ellison on classical harp
- stellar violinists, violists & cellists
- jazz guitarist Michael Monis & Howard Baer on upright bass
Please put the date aside and plan now to be part of this exciting event!