VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Thursday, January 28 • 7 pm
Spaulding Auditorium • $26
Dartmouth students $10 • 18 & under $14
New York's Vanguard Jazz Orchestra brandishes the hard-swinging big-band sound of co-founders Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, while refreshing it with contributions from the nation's foremost performers, composers and arrangers. Winner of a 2009 Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, VJO shows why it's considered “the most influential jazz big band of the contemporary era” (The New York Sun).
Part of America: Sui Generis, a Hopkins Center series celebrating contemporary American artists who have redefined or created new artistic genres.
Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Presenting Program, and by the Expeditions Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the state arts agencies of New England. And The Class of 1961 Legacy: The American Tradition