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Mingus Haunts the City in February – WSJ.com

Mingus Haunts the City in February – WSJ.com. By WILL FRIEDWALD

Note some dates are wrong: Mingus Orchestra free concert is at St. Bart’s Saturday, Feb 18th and Mingus Big Band is at Jazz Standard Fri-Sun, Feb 17-19. Sunday is the Charles Mingus High School Competition at Manhattan School of Music with performance by Mingus Dynasty. Please check our site for all of the details! Hope to see you!

http://mingusmingusmingus.com/JazzEducation/hscompschedule.html

Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Feb 18, 2012 7:30pm FREE

Mingus Orchestra at St. Bart’s Press Release PDF

LET MY CHILDREN HEAR MUSIC (THE CHARLES MINGUS INSTITUTE) PRESENTS:

MINGUS ORCHESTRA “Better Get It In Your Soul” Music of Charles Mingus

St. Bartholomew’s Church 325 Park Avenue (at 50th Street)
Saturday, February 18, 2012 – 7:30pm

To celebrate the 90th anniversary year of the birth of Charles Mingus, Grammy award-winning Mingus musicians will return to St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue to perform a concert in conjunction with the 2012 Mingus High School Competition & Festival – one of the year’s most important events in jazz education. The weekend includes a day of workshops run by seasoned Mingus musicians and music educators as well as a full day on Sunday devoted to the Competition at Manhattan School of Music. The Mingus Orchestra concert at St. Bart’s will feature the premiere of new arrangements by both Gunther Schuller and Boris Kozlov including “Inquisition” and “Purple Heart” and the usual wide range of Mingus compositions from lush and intricate orchestral pieces to swinging blues. Gunther Schuller will conduct his arrangements.

The Mingus Orchestra features Brandon Wright, Wayne Escoffery, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Philip Harper, Michael Rabinowitz, John Clark, Douglas Yates, David Gilmore, Boris Kozlov, and Donald Edwards. It is produced by Sue Mingus.
 NPR will be broadcasting the 2011 concert from Feb 9 on jazzset.npr.org. (Check your local station for dates at times of broadcast. WBGO 88.3 FM AND WBGO.ORG will broadcast Sunday, February 12, at 6pm and Wednesday, February 15, at 6:30pm.)

The St. Bartholomew Concert and the Competition are free to the public but contributions will be welcomed at the concert or online at http://letmychildrenhearmusic.org.

“The Orchestra upholds the boisterous Mingus legacy while delving even deeper into his repertory.”   The New York Times

“The lean, sharp ten-piece band features such uncommon instrumentation as a bassoon and a French horn, but this isn’t staid chamber jazz. When the spirit of the late, great one hits them, they steam.”    The New Yorker

“Had American symphony orchestras not discriminated against African-American musicians throughout much of the 20th century, Charles Mingus might have led an entirely different career. Mingus was as much a student of Beethoven and Debussy as of Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, and his classical aspirations found their outlet in dozens of compositions written for a sort of jazz-band-plus that included non-jazz instruments like bassoon, oboe, and French horn. It is to this often-overlooked portion of Charles’ legacy that the Mingus Orchestra is devoted.”  – Andy Schwartz

“I think it is time our children were raised to think they can play bassoon, oboe, French horn, English horn, full percussion, violin, cello. If we so-called jazz musicians who are composers, spontaneous composers, started including these instruments in our music, it would open everything up.”  –  Charles Mingus, Let My Children Hear Music liner notes

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

Mingus Big Band at Jazz Standard February 17-19, 2012 as part of the 2012 Mingus High School Competition & Festival

2012 marks the 90th Birthday Anniversary Year of Charles Mingus (DOB: 4.22.22). To celebrate, JAZZ STANDARD welcomes back the Mingus Big Band for its annual Mingus High School Competition + Festival. The club’s acclaimed “Mingus Mon¬days” resi¬dency continues throughout February (2/6, 2/13, 2/20 + 2/27) including a full weekend of performances by the Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band (2/17-2/19) as part of the 2012 Mingus High School Competition & Festival – one of the year’s most important events in jazz education.

2012 MINGUS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION + FESTIVAL 2.17 – 2.19

The Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band returns this week in a series of special performances honoring the 2012 Mingus High School Competition & Festival – one of the year’s most important events in jazz education. The weekend includes a day of workshops run by seasoned Mingus musicians and music educators; a full day devoted to the Competition; and special concerts including the Mingus Orchestra performing at St. Bart’s Church on Park Avenue. Outstanding high school soloists from the Competition will be invited to sit in with the Mingus Big Band on Sunday night (2/19) – and the winning soloist will be eligible for a full tuition scholarship at Manhattan School Of Music.
Music Charge: $30

2/17 – 2/19 MINGUS BIG BAND

Line-Ups:

2/17 Mingus Big Band
Trumpets: Philip Harper, Jack Walrath, Alex Norris
Saxophones: Alex Foster, Seamus Blake, Scott Robinson, Abraham Burton, Ronnie Cuber
Trombones: Conrad Herwig, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Earl McIntyre
Drums: Donald Edward
Bass: Boris Kozlov
Piano: David Kikoski

2/18 Mingus Big Band
Trumpets: Tatum Greenblatt, Jack Walrath, Alex Norris
Saxophones: Seamus Blake, TBA, Abraham Burton, Steve Slagle, Lauren Sevian
Trombones: Conrad Herwig, Joe Fiedler, Jeff Nelson
Drums: Adam Cruz
Bass: Hans Glavischnig
Piano: David Kikoski

2/19 Mingus Big Band
Trumpets: Philip Harper, Earl Gardner, Jack Walrath
Saxophones: Alex Foster, Seamus Blake, Mark Gross, Abraham Burton, Lauren Sevian
Trombones: Conrad Herwig, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Dave Taylor
Drums: Donald Edwards
Bass: Boris Kozlov
Piano: Helen Sung

“MINGUS MONDAYS”

2/6 MINGUS ORCHESTRA (MUSIC CHARGE $25)

2/13 MINGUS BIG BAND (MUSIC CHARGE $25)

2/20 MINGUS ORCHESTRA (MUSIC CHARGE $25)

2/27 MINGUS BIG BAND (MUSIC CHARGE $25)

ALL SHOW TIMES: 7:30 & 9:30PM + 11:30PM ON FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Jazz Standard is located at 116 E. 27th Street (between Lexington and Park) Train 6 to E. 28th Street

NEVER A MINIMUM
Student Discounts (restrictions apply) Enjoy “NYC’s Best Barbecue” (Time Out New York) from BLUE SMOKE and an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list

For reservations call Jazz Standard at 212.576.2232 or visitwww.ticketweb.com

– Revivalist.com Mingus preview http://revivalist.okayplayer.com/2012/02/02/mingus-big-band-mondays/

– AllAboutJazz.com http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=93115

– JazzCorner.com http://www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=2561