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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