JazzReach Presents Hangin' With The Giants featuring the Metta Quintet
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The last date listed for Hangin' With The Giants featuring Metta Quintet was Sunday February 27, 2011 / 3:30pm.
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As much a cultural phenomenon as a theatrical event, Cats enjoyed a record-breaking run on Broadway and in London, thanks to its feline-inspired costumes, sets, dancing and memorable songs by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story, inspired by a collection of poetry from T.S. Eliot, revolves around a tribe known as the Jellicle cats, and their leader Old Deuteronomy, who'll choose one of their group to be reborn that night after their annual ball. The longest-touring Broadway musical in history, Cats features 20 of Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory," and was the winner of seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Learn More
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Hangin’ with the Giants is a fun, high-energy program designed to promote the inclusiveness and accessibility of jazz while highlighting the legacies and music of some of the art form’s central contributors. Staged as a late-night talk show, Hangin’ with the Giants features animated likenesses of jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk as show guests, and offers numerous opportunities for students to interact and participate.
Metta Quintet is JazzReach’s dynamic, widely lauded resident ensemble comprised of some of today’s brightest emerging jazz artists. Dedicated to blazing new artistic territory while maintaining a steadfast commitment to fostering new audiences and nurturing young talent, Metta Quintet exclusively carries out all of JazzReach’s artistic programming.
In 2002, the ensemble released its critically acclaimed debut CD, Going to Meet The Man (Koch Jazz) which featured eight commissioned works inspired by the short stories of celebrated American author James Baldwin that appeared in the book of the same title. In 2006, the quintet released the equally praised Subway Songs (Sunnyside Records), which also featured eight commissioned works inspired by the unique social dynamism of the New York City subway experience. Composers included Metta Quintet members Sung, Strickland, Gross and Schuman in addition to Myron Walden, Jimmy Greene and Jon Cowherd.
Through commissioning and performance of all new works and the creative integration of captivating video, lighting and sound design, Metta Quintet is committed to challenging convention and exploring the infinite boundaries of the live jazz experience.