Juilliard Jazz Ensemble Performs Holiday Classics With a Jazzy Twist
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The last date listed for Swingin' Holidays with the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble was Sunday December 12, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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Now in its 12th year, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos around, with a sound that draws heavily from tradition while consistently pushing toward the genre's vibrant future. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger and producer Oscar Hernández, the all-star ensemble has introduced the thrilling sounds of New York City salsa to music lovers worldwide. Now they bring their irresistible sound to the music of the holidays in a festive celebration featuring yuletide rumbas, cha-cha-chás, mambos and more. The group channels the vintage salsa sounds of El Barrio in the '60s and '70s with full-bodied big band style, suave and soaring vocals, and crisp new arrangements of holiday favorites. Learn More
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Juilliard Jazz is one of the newest programs of performance education inaugurated by The Juilliard School. Founded in 2001, Juilliard Jazz offers degrees at bachelor, master, and artist diploma levels. The curriculum combines tailored studio and coursework with professional performance opportunities designed to successfully integrate students into a thriving jazz environment. In addition, its faculty and students conduct national and international master classes and clinics.
Today, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and its ensembles play more than 50 performances annually including appearances at the Detroit Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and tour to destinations such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Japan, Spain, and Brazil. The ensembles perform regularly at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and the world-renowned Blue Note in New York City. For the past several seasons they also have enjoyed week-long runs at Jazz at Lincoln Center with guest artists such as Kenny Barron, Lew Tabackin, Gerald Wilson, Bobby Watson, Ernie Andrews, Tom Harrell and Sean Jones.
These talented Juilliard young artists are taught by today's most active, innovative, and respected jazz musicians. The experienced Juilliard Jazz faculty combines a remarkable variety of technical and musical skill, as demonstrated on stages and in recording studios worldwide. The faculty ensemble, the Juilliard Jazz Quintet, opens The Juilliard School's concert season, performing in September 2010 to celebrate the beginning of an extraordinary 10th year.