Jazz Knights

Featuring the North Andover Middle and High School Jazz Ensembles 
along with the All Star Big Band
Free and open to the public
Friday, May 3rd
NAHS Cafeteria
The North Andover Music Association is proud to sponsor this evening’s All Star Big Band.  
The Middle School Jazz Band, directed by Mr. Chris Nelson, is made up of 28 musicians. They will be playing:
Groovin’ Hard, Don Menza
Freddie Freeloader, Miles Davis
Tiger of San Pedro, John LeBarbera
My Favorite Things, Rodgers and Hammerstein
Vehicle, John Peterik
The North Andover High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mr. Justin D. Smalley, is made up of 25 musicians. They will be playing:
Eli’s Coming, Maynard Ferguson
Gospel Joh, Jeff Steinberg
Dare to Dream, Dave Wolpole
Hunting Wabbits, Gordon Goodwin
Bird Land, Weather Report
All Star Big Band is a 17 member ensemble including three of our own – Mr. Smalley, Mr. Nelson and Mr. Ignos.  They will be playing:
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, Arr. Kris Berg
Blue Rondo ALA Turk, Arr. Calvin Custer
Brazil, Arr. Michael Philip Mossman
Moten Swing, Count Basie
Manteca, Dizzy Gillespie

*Our middle and high school jazz musicians participated in a jazz clinic this week with Mr. Jeff Galindo. Born in San Francisco, California, Jeff Galindo attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on scholarship after high school. He also studied with Hal Crook, Jerry Bergonzi, and George Garzone with grants by the National Endowment of the Arts and began free-lancing in the Boston area. His experience includes tours of Europe with Phil Woods and Japan with Makoto Ozone, and tours with the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Jeff has performed with such notables as Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Buddy DeFranco, Slide Hampton, and Johnny Griffin. He has also performed with Gunther Schuller, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, The Boston Pops Orchestra, and Sam Butera among many others. In Boston, Jeff performs regularly with the Greg Hopkins Big Band and Nonet, The Galindo/Phaneuf Sextet (with which he has released a new cd “Locking Horns” in 1998 and won Boston Magazines “Best of Boston” for a jazz group in 1999), plus his double quartet with George Garzone.

 The North Andover Music Association is proud to sponsor the

 All Star Big Band and jazz clinician Mr. Jeff Galindo


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