Jazz Band Classic performs "The Music of Benny Goodman" with clarinetist Victor Goines on May 10


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May 10, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Contact: Allegra Klein, (212) 581-5933 aklein@nyyouthsymphony.org



Swing-Era Big Band Performs at Church of the Good Shepherd near Lincoln Center on May 10, 2005, at 7:30pm.

Jazz Band Classic wraps up its third season with a peformance with clarinetist Victor Goines performing such Benny Goodman classics as “Let’s Dance," “Don’t Be That Way," “Sing, Sing, Sing," and “Stompin' at the Savoy" on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at 7:30pm. Led by trombonist Ryan Keberle, this 16-member ensemble specializes in swing band music of the post-war era, and will be performing at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 152 West 66th Street, just west of Broadway.

Clarinetist Victor Goines is a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, as well as Education Consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center and Director of Juilliard’s Jazz Studies Program. Mr. Goines has performed and recorded with many of today's jazz greats, including Wynton and Ellis Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Terence Blanchard, James Moody, and Dianne Reeves, among others. He has also released three albums as a bandleader: To Those We Love So Dearly, Joe's Blues, and Genesis.

Jazz Band Classic director and trombonist Ryan Keberle has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, and Joe Lovano, among others. He was a semifinalist for the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trombone Competition, and he has performed on NBC television with the band of Saturday Night Live. Mr. Keberle graduated from the Juilliard School and is a visiting professor at CUNY’s Hunter College.

Jazz Band Classic, modeled on the big bands of the 1930's and 40's, re-invigorates the vanishing big band arrangements of the great exponents of jazz. Jazz Band Classic showcases New York City’s best young jazz talent in performances of traditional big band music along with the stylizations of the current jazz idiom.

Single tickets for the May 10 performance are available for $15 and $25 by calling (212) 581-5933 or online at www.nyyouthsymphony.org. Group rates are also available.


Jazz Band Classic is a program of the New York Youth Symphony, an independent program nurturing the tri-state area's best young musicians with programs in orchestra, chamber music, composition, and conducting in addition to jazz. Among its alumni are Marin Alsop, Cho-Liang Lin, Shlomo Mintz, Gerard Schwarz, Ransom Wilson, and members of the Juilliard, Emerson, and Mendelssohn String Quartets, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Past conductors include Leonard Slatkin, Myung-Whun Chung, David Alan Miller, Samuel Wong, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Mischa Santora.

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