Thursday, March 16 – 7:30 PM

(Modern Big Band) – $10- $20

THE ANNA WEBBER/ANGELA MORRIS BIG BAND

Composers Anna Webber and Angela Morris present original works for 18 musicians.

Composer, saxophonist, and flutist Anna Webber is an integral part of a new wave of the Brooklyn avant-garde jazz scene. Webber’s most recent album, SIMPLE (Skirl Records, 2014), which features Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck, has garnered much critical acclaim including several Best-of-2014 lists. In addition to the SIMPLE trio, Webber’s other projects include her septet Percussive Mechanics and the collaborative band Jagged Spheres with Devin Gray and Elias Stemeseder. In 2014 she won the BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize as a member of the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop, and she is the winner of the 2010 Prix François-Marcaurelle at the OFF Festival of Jazz in Montreal. Webber is originally from British Columbia.

Angela Morris is saxophonist-composer rapidly making her presence felt in the Brooklyn avant-jazz community. Originally from Toronto, she has performed across the US, Canada and Europe. Her band Rallidae will release their new album, “Turned, and Was,” in November 2016, following their debut “Paper Birds” which AllAboutJazz called “an exceptional debut by and exciting and innovative new band.” Morris is an alumna of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop lead by Jim McNeely, and received her Masters degree in jazz composition from the City University of New York where she studied with Darcy James Argue. She has been awarded the Marvin Hamlisch award for Jazz Composition and is a Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient.

Angela Morris, Anna Webber – Compositions, Conductor
Woodwinds: Jay Rattman, Adam Schneit, Eric Trudel, Charlotte Greve – Woodwinds
Tim Vaughn, Brian Drye, Curtis Hasselbring, Nick Grinder – Trombones
John Lake, Kenny Warren, Danny Gouker, Jake Henry – Trumpets
Dustin Carlson – Guitar
Patricia Brennon – Vibraphone
Edward Johnson – Piano
Adam Hopkins – Bass
Jeff Davis – Drums

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