Westchester Jazz Orchestra performs Trumpet Masters, the Music of Miles, Pops and Dizzy

Westchester, NY – The Westchester Jazz Orchestra “has built a reputation for deeply researched, strikingly executed performances that is reaching well beyond the orchestra’s home county to the country at large” (The New York Times, 9/19/10). Fresh from their sold-out September concert, a tribute to Michael Brecker featuring his multi-Grammy-winning brother Randy Brecker, WJO will perform “Trumpet Masters: The Music of Miles, Pops and Dizzy” at 8 PM on Sat., Dec. 4 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY.

Gary Walker, Music Director and Morning Show Host at WBGO-FM, is set to host the concert. Reserved seating tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $10 for students. The concert’s snow date is Sun., Dec 5 at 2 PM.

Led by Mike Holober, a renowned jazz pianist, composer and conductor, WJO is an esteemed group, including such luminaries as Marvin Stamm, Ralph Lalama, Jim Rotondi, Ted Rosenthal and Harvie S.

The concert will feature WJO-commissioned arrangements of the music of Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie – and fellow trumpeters Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Dorham and Woody Shaw—whose compositions and performances represent the very essence of jazz

WJO’s 2010-11 season continues on Jan. 29 with The Music of Herbie Hancock Featuring the Maiden Voyage Suite and Monk Meets Mulligan on April 2. WJO will also perform at the Emelin Theatre on Saturday, March 12. WJO’s concerts are partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Westchester, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and numerous individuals.

Reserved seating tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $10 for students. Subscription and group discounts are available. Tickets: www.westjazzorch.org, Irvington Theater box office, 914-591-6602; WJO, 914-861-9100.

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