Jazz Concert-Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Jul 16, 2009 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia presents the1898 Jazz Orchestra, featuring Jamey Aebersold. The concert will be held at the Osceola Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, July 16, 2009, 8:00 pm. This concert is free and open to the public

The 1898 Jazz Orchestra is composed of college-aged men who are members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. As the world's oldest and largest men's music Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia focuses on providing musical performance and enriching music education opportunities to its members and to the public. The members of the Fraternity are in Orlando for the Fraternity's 2009 National Convention.


Jamey Aebersold, Guest Artist
Jamey Aebersold will be working with the 1898 Jazz Orchestra in preparation for the concert, and will also perform at the concert himself! Jamey is an internationally-known saxophonist and authority on jazz education and improvisation, and has developed a series of Play-A-Longs (book and cd sets (now numbering over 120 volumes) as well as various other supplemental aids for the development of improvisational skills.

The Aebersold book and recording sets allow a musician the opportunity to practice and improvise with well-known jazz personalities at home as well as in the classroom. The recordings employ some of the best jazz musicians in the world. This concept has been responsible for changing the practice habits of thousands of musicians around the world. For these contributions and more, the Fraternity will be awarding Jamey its highest honor, the Man of Music Award, at the concert.

James Ketch, Clinician
Conducting the 1898 Jazz Orchestra and serving as its clinician will be James Ketch. James Ketch is Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With over thirty-years of experience as a professional trumpeter, conductor, and educator, he is a recognized jazz and classical artist and the recipient of the university’s two highest teaching awards.

Osceola Performing Arts Center

Orlando Florida

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