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Bill Simenson Orchestra at Jazz Central Studios
January 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
A midyear contender for the best local jazz disc of 2017 is “Big Alpaca” by the Bill Simenson Orchestra. Mixing splash and sophistication in a manner akin to ’50s swing-bop ensembles, Simenson canvasses a dynamic range of moods and textures over the course of a dozen original songs with his 17-piece.
Reeds – Joe Mayo , Doug Little, Clay Pufahl, Scott Johnson, Gus Sandberg. Trumpets – Paul Stodolka, Bill Simenson, Elizabeth Stodolka, Parker King-Fournier. Trombones – Pete Enblom, Nick Syman, Matt Hanzelka, Carson King-Fournier. Rhythm – David Martin, Ted Godbout, Chris Bates, Dave Schmalenberger.