JC Sanford Orchestra at Tea Lounge
uploaded this event on March 9, 2011
Composer/conductor/trombonist JC Sanford, curator of the Size Matters large ensemble series, will present his own distinctive 15-piece ensemble at the Tea Lounge as a part of the Size Matters series. The JC Sanford Orchestra will also premiere Sanford’s own Brooklyn Vignettes, which is funded in part by the Composer Assistance Program of the American Music Center.
Sanford is a musician of rare breadth, deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical music, yet constantly pushing at their boundaries. His collaboration with fellow composer David Schumacher and their jazz orchestra Sound Assembly yielded the CD Edge of the Mind, which received many accolades including CD Baby’s Top 10 Jazz Records of 2009. JC also conducts the twice-Grammy-nominated John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble (fresh off a West Coast tour), the Alan Ferber Nonet with Strings, and the Alice Coltrane Orchestra featuring Ravi Coltrane and Jack DeJohnette. He has had his works performed by diverse artists and ensembles including John Abercrombie, Lew Soloff, the Swedish Wind Ensemble featuring Ingrid Jensen, and Grammy-nominated classical pianist Andrew Russo. His compositions push the limits of what is "expected" in a specific musical setting without totally abandoning the tradition of the large jazz ensemble genre -- blending the boundaries between jazz, classical and world music, and sounding adventurous while remaining “accessible.” This iteration of his ever-evolving ensemble features his unique blend of modern jazz and chamber music, employing several colors rarely seen in the traditional “big band” instrumentation including orchestral strings, vibraphone, F horn, double-reeds, and accordion....