Influence from Working in Big Bands

Posted by Jake Small Category: Jazz

After working with ensembles such as the Northside Jazz Orchestra and the Indiana All State Jazz Big Band, I was truly honored to take a bit of charge and feature myself playing one of my favorite big band charts, “Nancy Jo”. It was a huge challenge for me and I was able to take my performance to the next level here with bits of transcriptions from the soloists in the original Joe Pass recording of “Nancy Jo” while he was with Pacific Jazz Records. This semester I was able to explore a lot of big band music and really enjoyed all the opportunities I had playing with a multitude of big bands around Indianapolis and Fishers.




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