Late summer/early fall appears to be “big band season” in the northeast. Following the August 5th release of “Around The Horn” came a PBS-TV taping of Michael Feinstein and friends with big band. The very next day featured the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra performing at Tanglewood. And a few days later, we recorded for 5 days with Maria at Avatar Studios in NYC for her new CD.
The fall brings 3 other big band recording projects – those of Bob Mintzer, Ed Neumeister, and Chris Zuar. Throw in a live performance with the Phil Woods Big Band at the COTA Jazz Festival and that’s a whole lotta big band this season!