WJO Kicks off Its 9th Season with Special Guest Joe Lovano

Concert Schedule Set for 2011-12

WJO with Special Guest Joe Lovano
Saturday, September 24, 8 PM
@ 7:15 - Open Mike: Interactive chat with Joe Lovano, hosted by Artistic Director Mike Holober
The New York Times says that WJO “has earned a reputation for … strikingly executed performances.” To kick off their 9th season at the ITHT, WJO welcomes Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano. A jazz superstar, Lovano expresses his profound musical voice as a leader and via elite guest appearances and wide-ranging collaborations. Featuring Joe, WJO premieres new works commissioned for this concert.

WJO performs Master Keys: Music of Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock
Saturday, December 3, 8 PM
@7:15 Short Set by Lagond Music students
Snow date Sun, Dec 4, 1 PM, Short set 12:15
Many prominent jazz pianists are also among America’s best composers. WJO, described as “setting the standard for big band jazz, pays homage to past and current masters including Mary Lou Williams, Chick Corea and Fred Hersch.

WJO performs Bossa! Tango! Flamenco!
Saturday, January 28, 8 PM
@7:15- Open Mike: Interactive chat hosted by Artistic Director Mike Holober
Snow date Sun, Jan 29, 2 PM, Open Mike 1:15
Revisiting one of their most rousing concerts, the extraordinary WJO will explore the engaging rhythms and melodies of Brazil, Argentina and Spain. Jofre Romarion returns on bandoneon and Rogerio Boccato on percussion to perform the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astor Piazzolla and other Latin greats.

WJO performs The Music of Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles
Saturday April 14, 8 PM
Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles are icons in the worlds of pop, soul, blues – and jazz. Their voices and music are instantly recognized and their songs beyond classic. From “Little Stevie” to “the Genius,” WJO will groove on their incomparable, funky and swinging hits.

For more info:

914-861-9100 -- www.westjazzorch.org

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