Jazz in New Formations

Virtual Event

Jazz in New Formations

  Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.

  Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The reality is that all music has been happening in "new formations" lately. Musicians all over the world are collaborating remotely, making videos and recordings with musicians they might not have otherwise worked with, in groups they might not have otherwise played with. MTU jazz students can relate. After a concert recorded remotely spring of 2019, we wanted to find a way to rehearse and perform in person. Slit masks for mouthpiece access and bell covers that boast "MTU Jazz" have allowed us that opportunity.

More importantly, each big band was split into multiple bands to form smaller sized groups. This has given us the opportunity to explore the fun, danceable, and singable new orleans brass band styles both past and present, as well as octet music composed by tenor saxophonist Benny Golson for his friend Dizzy Gillespie in 1957. MTU's premier jazz ensemble, the Jazz Lab Band, will perform Miles Davis' iconic Birth Of The Cool album, originally written for 9 musicians. The performance will feature every member of the Lab Band rotating in and out of the line-up. The concert will happen live and in real time both nights of our usually close and cozy backstage jazz concert series. One thing that quarantine has made clear is that musicians need an audience. The show will be broadcast live, and will have the energy of a live performance without having an in-person audience. We hope you will join us via live stream.

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Stream here by clicking on the "View/Stream" button, or for a more interactive experience, visit the Rozsa facebook page and look for the Jazz in New Formations livestream.

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Stream here by clicking on the "View/Stream" button, or for a more interactive experience, visit the Rozsa facebook page and look for the Jazz in New Formations livestream.

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Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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music, VPA, Rozsa, jazz, stream

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Livestream at no charge

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Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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