Ben Markley Big Band ft. Ari Hoenig

Ben Markley Big Band featuring Ari Hoenig 
plays the music of Ari Hoenig

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The Ben Markley Big Band will be performing brand new arrangements of Ari Hoenig’s music written for this band and for these performances. The repertoire will consist of pieces from some of Ari’s most well known albums including The Painter, Bert’s Playground, and Punk Bop. 

Trumpets:
Pete Olstad
Greg Gisbert
Al Hood
Dan Jonas

Trombones:
Scott Crump
Paul McKee
Adam Bartzak
Jon Gauer

Saxophones:
Wil Swindler
Scott Turpen
Peter Sommer
John Gunther
Sam Williams

Rhythm Section:
Ben Markley – Piano
Steve Kovalcheck – Guitar
Evan Gregor – Bass
Ari Hoenig – Drums

Ben Markley, a jazz pianist, has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, and George Garzone. Markley’s latest recording project is Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records). Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton’s most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as ‘Hindsight,’ ‘Bolivia,’ and ‘Holy Land,’ Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver-area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. The album received great critical acclaim and was selected as one of the best 4 star rated albums of 2017 by DownBeat magazine. 

Markley is active as a composer and arranger with many big band and vocal jazz charts published through UNC Jazz Press. Recent arranging commissions include the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia and Wyoming Jazz Educators All-State Jazz Band. Compositions from Markleyʼs first two albums have earned him ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Awards. Markley was selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program held at the Kennedy Center. Markley’s book A Practical Approach to Improvisation – The David Hazeltine Method was published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz in December of 2014. It documents David Hazeltine’s process of creating etudes from transcriptions. Markley is an active performer in the Denver-metropolitan area and along the front range. He can be seen regularly at in Ft. Collins as part of the Subterranean jazz trio at Ace Gillett’s Lounge. Markley currently serves as Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wyoming  

Ari Hoenig is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members. Ari is widely noted particularly for his drumming not being relegated to just keeping tempo, or being a side issue to the music he plays in, but rather for elevating drumming as an indispensable part of the performance.

“Postbop daredevil Ari Hoenig turns jazz drumming into a thrilling high-wire act.” —Time Out New York

“Rhythm is a contact sport for Ari Hoenig” “expansive technique, propulsive time and deep musicality” “his style is characterized by a crisp attack and quick attentive reflexes.” —Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES

Date

Oct 25 2019

Time

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Cost

$25-$20-$12

Location

Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Category
Dazzle

Organizer

Dazzle
Phone
(303) 839-5100
Email
info@dazzledenver.com
Website
https://dazzledenver.com