Established in 2019, the Annie Booth Big Band is an 18-piece jazz orchestra led by Booth that performs her original compositions and arrangements. The ensemble features a diverse cast of the best and brightest jazz musicians in Colorado and beyond including the likes of veteran all-stars such as Greg Gisbert (Maria Schneider Orchestra, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra), Paul McKee (Woody Herman Orchestra), and Wil Swindler along with the newest generation of up-and-coming jazz artists including guitarist Tim Wendel, saxophonist Anisha Rush, vocalist Jenna McLean, and many more. The Annie Booth Big Band delivers a dynamic and groovy array of fresh original music.
Annie Booth’s big band music has been performed by elite professional bands such as the U.S. Navy Commodores and colleges and universities all over the U.S. and Canada, including the One O’Clock Band at the Univ North Texas.She has composed commissioned works for institutions such as the University of Idaho and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was the 2022 Commissioned Composer for the Reno Jazz Festival.
This show is part of Dazzle’s 2022 Keeping It Cool Lineup, which includes 2 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 4 Blues Music Award-Winners, a Colorado Hall of Famer, 7 GRAMMY® Award Nominations, 5 Blues Music Awards, and an additional 13 Blues Music Awards Nominations amongst them.