02/04/14

Music of Illinois Jacquet to Be Celebrated at Juilliard

Free Feb. 26 concert to feature Ron Blake + orchestra

Juilliard Jazz will present “Texas Tenor: Celebrating the Music of Illinois Jacquet,” a concert featuring saxophonist Ron Blake and the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, conducted by James Burton III, on Feb. 26. The show takes place 8 p.m. in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater,

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra members are: alto saxophonists Jordan Pettay and Taylor Herron; tenor saxophonists Chase Baird and Dean Tsur; and baritone saxophonist Anthony Orji; trumpeters Enrique Sanchez, Gabe Medd, Riley Mulherkar, and Joseph Boga; trombonists Kyle Johnson, Matt Musselman, Andy Clausen, and Kalia Vandever; guitarist Adam Moezinia, pianist David Linard, bassist Dan Stein, and drummer Andrew Wangemann.

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Ron Blake

Tickets are free and available only online beginning February 12 at Juilliard Springjazz. For further information, call (212) 769-7406.

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