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Bob Mintzer & the Thornton Jazz Orchestra

Bret Primack, aka The Jazz Video Guy, shares video of saxophonist leading jazz orchestra from USC

Bob Mintzer

My friend Bob Mintzer is an amazingly talented man. A superb saxophonist, composer, arranger, leader of his own smokin’ Big Band, a two-decade member of the Yellowjackets, and for the past three years, a Professor of Jazz Studies at USC’s Thornton School of Music.

His duties at USC also include leading and arranging the Thornton Jazz Orchestra, perhaps the best college big band in the country, as evidenced by their recent win at the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Competition.

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