“Lift-Off” is a hard-swinging, bop-laden landscape on which this band of monster musicians can flex their chops.
With a line-up that includes Bernice Tesara (trumpet), David Reglar (saxophone), Nich Polovineo (trombone), Lauren White (bass), and Ryu Kodama (drums), the ensemble’s music is characterised by complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, and inventive improvisations that showcase each musician’s unique talents.
Audiences will enjoy original takes on classic jazz standards and re-worked arrangements of iconic jazz compositions from the likes of Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron and Marty Paich. For this performance, special guest guitarist Russ Spiegel (USA) will join the band.
Russ Spiegel is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger, and producer. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, studied Composition, Arranging and Guitar Performance at the Berklee College of Music, and has a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the City College of New York. He is currently planning to start his Doctorate in Jazz Performance. Originally from Santa Monica, he spent close to twenty years in Germany before returning to the US in 2001 and settling in New York City. Russ has released several CDs, written music for film, TV and musicals, toured Europe and Asia, taught college-level courses, run workshops and seminars, worked as a music copyist for Broadway shows and major-label recordings.
Saturday 6th May
Five Barrel Brewing
This Concert is a WollCon Jazz Series event.