John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
December 10, 8:00pm
"...Hollenbeck is taking the big band into the future. "
- LA TIMES
What: John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Where:Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
When: December 10, 8 pm
Cost/Info: $15/10 members/students/seniors, 917.267.0363
Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents the highly acclaimed John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, December 10, 8pm celebrating the Sunnyside Records release of SONGS I LIKE ALOT, featuring Kate McGarry, Theo Bleckmann and Hollenbeck’s arrangements of songs by Jimmy Webb, Imogen Heap, Ornette Coleman and others.
“John Hollenbeck’s 18-piece Large Ensemble can explode with rhythmic drive and technical dazzle, or it can evoke serene calm, tone poetry and even prayer. It’s a big band for a new eclectic world, building on the legacy of seminal big-band composer Bob Brookmeyer and other role models. Hollenbeck holds it together with intricate drumming, compositional acumen and searing wit as he marshals the resources of top jazz improvisers.” David Adler (Timeout)
Ben Kono - flute/soprano/alto saxophone, Jeremy Viner - clarinet / tenor saxophone, Tony Malaby - tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone, Dan Willis - tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone/flute/English horn, Bohdan Hilash - bass clarinet/baritone saxophone/contrabass clarinet/bass saxophone
Mark Patterson, Mike Christenson, Jacob Garchik, Alan Ferber
Tony Kadleck, James DeLaGarza, Dave Ballou, Laurie Frink
Acoustic Bass - Martin Wind
Drums - John Hollenbeck
Piano/Keys - Matt Mitchell
Mallet Percussion- Patricia Franceshy
Voice - Theo Bleckmann
Special Guest on Voice-Kate McGarry
Conductor - JC Sanford
Genre-crossing composer/percussionist John Hollenbeck, renowned in both the jazz and new-music worlds, has gained widespread recognition as the driving force behind the unclassifiable Claudia Quintet and the ambitious John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, groups with roots in jazz, world music, and contemporary composition. His Large Ensemble’s albums “A Blessing” (Omnitone) and “eternal interlude” (Sunnyside Records) both received Grammy nominations, and in 2007, John was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and in the 2012 he was awarded a Doris Duke Performing Artists Award. He is well known in new-music circles for his longtime collaboration with Meredith Monk, and has been commissioned recently by Bang on a Can All-Stars, Gotham Wind Symphony, Ethos Percussion Group, the Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia), the Orchestre National de Jazz funded by the Chamber Music America French-American Jazz Exchange; and the hr-BigBand of Frankfurt, Germany.