Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra

Jun 01, 2013 08:00 PM - 11:30 PM

The Grammy-nominated Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra in Concert to celebrate the release of their Latest CD Artistry, a Tribute to Legendary Big Band Leader Stan Kenton.

Led by saxophone soloist Kim Richmond, the 23-piece orchestra, features expansive instrumentation that includes five woodwinds, four trumpets, three tenor trombones, two French horns, Latin percussion and more. The evening of free-swinging improvisation pays homage to “Kentonesque” jazz and Latin-style compositions, the size and scope of the master’s kinetic orchestration, rightfully known to music historians as the original “Wall of Sound.”

WHEN:
Saturday, June 1, 2013
8:00 pm & 10:00 pm

WHERE:
Vitello’s Jazz & Supper Club
4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

TICKET PRICES:
Tickets are $25; seating begins 1 hour before show time;
There is an $18 menu item minimum is required in addition to show tickets

TICKET/INFORMATION:
For tickets and information, please visit www.vitellosjazz.com or call (818) 769- 0905.
For more information on The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra, please visit http://www.KimRichmond.com.

Vitello’s Jazz & Supper Club in Studio City, the Los Angeles premiere jazz venue, presents an evening of free-swinging orchestral jazz and improvisation with the Grammy-nominated Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra to celebrate their new CD recording of Artistry, a tribute to legendary jazz figure Stan Kenton and his Neophonic Orchestra on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8 and 10 pm, combining the sounds of large ensemble jazz with symphonic colors and textures. Led by saxophone soloist Kim Richmond, the 23-piece orchestra, features expansive instrumentation that includes five woodwinds, four trumpets, three tenor trombones, bass trombone, two French horns, Latin percussion and more. This latest release, Artistry, is a tribute to big band leader Stan Kenton and his Neophonic Orchestra, originally created in 1964 with L.A.’s best jazz and studio musicians. Big, new, Kentonesque jazz and Latin-style compositions pay homage to the size and scope of the master’s kinetic orchestration, rightfully known to music historians as the original “Wall of Sound.”

Artistry, on MAMA Records, is The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra’s third CD. The ensemble includes: Kim Richmond, leader, composer/arranger, and alto saxophone; Woodwinds: Alex Budman, Bob Crosby, Glen Berger, John Yoakum, and Bob Carr; Trumpets: Bob O’Donnell, Ron King, Steve Huffsteter, and Brian Swartz; French Horns: John Dickson and Stephanie O’Keefe; Trombones: Scott Whitfield, Joey Sellers, George McMullen, and Craig Gosnell; Rhythm Section: Tom Hynes, guitar; Andy Langham, piano; Bass: Katie Thiroux; Drums: Ralph Razze; Percussion: Dave Johnson and Scott Breadman; and special guest trumpet soloist, Clay Jenkins.

Tickets are $25; seating begins 1-hour before show time and there is an $18 menu item minimum is required in addition to show tickets. Upstairs at Vitello’s rated as “LA’s best listening room” and supper club atmosphere, offers after show “HANGS” held in the Vitellos’ downstairs bar where guests can meet up with the musicians between shows. Vitello’s is located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, 91604. For tickets and information, please visit www.vitellosjazz.com or call (818) 769- 0905 to purchase tickets and for more information or visit http://www.KimRichmond.com.

Grammy-nominated Kim Richmond has been around for many years playing with the likes of Stan Kenton (1967), Clare Fischer (1968), Louie Bellson (1969-72), Lalo Schifrin (1979), Bob Florence (1979), Les Brown (1989), Bill Holman (1990), Vinny Golia (1991), Johnny Mandel, Chris Walden and Clay Jenkins among many others. Richmond also arranged professionally for many years for Schifrin, Buddy Rich, and Ernie Watts, among others.

Richmond formed his 24-piece Concert Jazz Orchestra to provide a workshop for major concert works that include elements of both large ensemble jazz with free-swinging improvisation and symphonic colors and textures. This is a large jazz (orchestra) ensemble with expanded instrumentation contributing to the symphonic nature of the group…by definition, an authentic large jazz ensemble. The expanded instrumentation that contributes to the symphonic nature of the orchestra includes 5 woodwinds playing saxophones, flutes, clarinets and double reeds (oboe, English horn and bassoon); 4 trumpets; 2 French horns; 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba; and a rhythm section of guitar, piano, bass, drums, mallet percussion and Latin percussion.

Stan Kenton maintained his orchestra by inventing new directions in music. While keeping an active road band, he also founded the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra in 1964. Led by Stan, the Neophonic Orchestra consisted of the top jazz and studio players and its mission was to perform new and innovative works. The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra shares this mission. Kenton was not only a monumental icon in jazz and modern music, but also in jazz education. This tribute continues his message by presenting works that the orchestra thought he would have encouraged, enjoyed and endorsed.

Vitello's Jazz Club

Studio City CA 91604
USA

http://www.vitellosjazz.com

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