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Teaching Mingus: November 11 & 12, 2013, NYC with Ken Pullig

Professor Ken Pullig, retired chair of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music, will visit the Greater New York City area to lecture on Charles Mingus at three local institutions:

 

Monday, November 11, 2013:  12:30-2:00pm
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rehearsal Hall in Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ

Monday, November 11, 2013:  5:00-6:15pm
City College of New York
Concert Hall in Shepard Hall
New York, NY

November 12, 2013:  3:00-4:30pm — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Manhattan School of Music
Studio 610
New York, NY

 

Professor Ken Pullig taught Mingus for over a decade and brings great insight to Mingus’s music and compositional technique.  These lectures are not to be missed!

Mingus Dynasty in Italy, April 26 – May 1

Announcing the Mingus Dynasty in Italy!

Sax – Craig Handy
Sax – Brandon Wright
Trumpet – Philip Harper
Trombone – Robin Eubanks
Drums – Adam Cruz
Bass – Boris Kozlov
Piano – Jim Ridl

 

April 26 – Torino, Italy: with Big Band at Piazza Valdo Fusi
http://www.torinojazzfestival.it

April 27 - Mantova, Italy: Auditorium Monteverdi – Conservatorio di Mantova
http://www.mantovajazz.it/

April 28 – Vignola, Italy
http://www.vignolajazzclub.it

April 30 – Ferrara, Italy
http://www.jazzclubferrara.com

May 1 – Milan, Italy: Blue Note Milano
http://www.bluenotemilano.com/

 

Hope to see you there!

Mingus Birthday Celebration at Jazz Standard

Join us on Monday, April 22nd, at Jazz Standard for the Mingus Birthday Celebration, with special guest and Mingus Alumnus Howard Johnson on Tuba!

Trumpets:

Jack Walrath (Mingus Alum)

Kenny Rampton

Philip Harper

 

Saxophones:

Alex Foster

Scott Robinson

Brandon Wright

Wayne Escoffery

Ronnie Cuber (Mingus Alum)

 

Trombones:

Frank Lacy

Luis Bonilla

Dave Taylor

Howard Johnson (Mingus Alum)

 

Drums:

Adam Cruz

 

Bass:

Boris Kozlov

 

Piano:

Jim Ridl

2013 Mingus Festival & Comptetition

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Congratulations to all the Finalists!

On Sunday, February 17th, competition finalists gathered to honor the memory and music of Charles Mingus.  Each band gave a commendable performance and displayed incredible heart and dedication.  Adjudicators considered rhythm, improvisation, interpretation, musicianship, and “Mingus Spirit” in their evaluations.

2013 Mingus Awards

Best Big Band

Non-specialized:  Boston Latin School Big Band

Specialized:  SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra

Best Combo

Non-Specialized:  Rio Americano Minguys Jazz Combo

Specialized:  SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo

Mingus Spirit Award

Batterman Ensemble, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Outstanding Combo Arrangement

O.P. & Nostalgia in Times Square:  Coleman Hughes, Newark Academy Combo

Outstanding Sections

Sax Section – Lexington High School Big Band

Sax Section – Tulsa Jam’bassadors All-City Band

Outstanding Soloists

Alexa Dumont – Bass – Foxboro High School

Noah Harrington – Bass – Lexington High School

Logan Kane – Bass – SFJAZZ

Kanoa Mendenhall – Bass – SFJAZZ

Jonathan Haywood – Drums – Tulsa Jam’bassadors All-City Band

Garrett Parrish – Drums – Lexington High School

Elena Pinderhughes – Flute – SFJAZZ

Scott Veilleux – Guitar – Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Joey Cozza – Piano – Rio Americano Minguys Jazz Combo

Peter Garofolo – Piano – Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Kaze Mauser – Piano – Tulsa Jam’bassadors All-City Band

Julius Rodriguez – Piano – MSM Precollege

Sam Hart – Saxophone – MSM Precollege

Julian Lee – Saxophone – MSM Precollege

Emery Mesich – Saxophone – Rio Americano Minguys Jazz Combo

Nathan Rice – Saxophone – Newark Academy

Coleman Hughes – Trombone – Newark Academy

Willens Jean-Jules – Trumpet – Boston Latin School

Andrew Stephens – Trumpet – Rio Americano Minguys Jazz Combo

Liam Werner – Trumpet – MSM Precollege

 

FINALISTS:

Rio Americano Minguys Combo
Foxboro High School Jazz Combo
Newark Academy Combo
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Jazz Ensemble 3
Batterman Ensemble, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
MSM Precollege Combo
Boston Latin School Big Band
Lexington High School Big Band
Newark Academy Big Band “Chameleon”
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra
Tulsa Jam’bassadors All-City Band
MSM Precollege Big Band

This year, Sue Mingus offered the opportunity to play on Charles’ own legendary Lion’s Head bass in the Competition!

http://charlesmingus.org