Toshiko Akiyoshi is one of the premier composers of contemporary big band music. Her Japanese heritage can be heard along with her love of Bud Powell in her fresh approach that has famously challenged big bands for decades.
The Gift of Jazz is partnering with Denver’s 18-piece Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in presenting an evening of her unique, while always swinging music.
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Trumpets: Scott Handler, David Froman, Doug Barta, Mark Ibsen
Bones: Kevin Buchanan, Ron Argotsinger, Spencer Malott, Kiel Lauer
Saxes: Zack Cassell, Sam Hesch, Paul Farus, Jacob Brooks, Chris Wojtecki
Rhythm: Ron Jolly, Jason Malmberg, Brandon Paine
Director: Jim Mick