Mingus Big Band:
Boris Kozlov – bass
Theo Hill – piano
Donald Edwards – drums
Sarah Hanahan & Alex Terrier – alto sax
Conrad Herwig & Robin Eubanks – trombone
Earl McIntyre – bass trombone
Dr. Alex Pope Norris, Philip Harper & Alex Sipiagin – trumpet
Abraham Burton & Sam Dillon – tenor sax
Lauren Sevian – baritone sax
The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band featured new arrangements of Mingus compositions that encouraged deep explorations and ideations of Mingus’s music and individual artistic expression in a dynamic ensemble. The band frequently tours America and Europe, has 11 recordings to its credit and in 2011 won a Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.
This year we are celebrating the birth centennial of Charles Mingus. The band is also celebrating a new album release which features dozens of musicians who dedicated their talents to this enterprise in the past four decades. Renewed with fresh energy, arrangements and new discoveries from Mingus’s 300 compositions, each show is a unique experience and chance to appreciate this great American composer and the modern interpretations of these vital artistes. The Mingus Dynasty played at the NCPA in 2019.
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