Category:

Concert,

Date:

Mon, December 18, 2023

Time:

7:00 PM

Price:

free, tickets required

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Merry Christmas Big Band Evening!

A MERRY CHRISTMAS BIG BAND EVENING!Featuring an 17-Piece Cincinnati All-Star Jazz EnsembleUnder the Direction of Carmon DeLeoneRecreating the Exciting Sounds of the Stan Kenton Orchestra

A Free Concert

This concert is made possible with financial support from Bravo Music, Incorporated.

“A Merry Christmas Big Band Evening” celebrates the landmark 1961 Stan Kenton Orchestra release A Merry Christmas! featuring eleven traditional songs of the season with spectacular and idiomatic arrangements. Dubbed by Allmusic.com as a “polyphonic masterpiece that is at once progressive and traditional,” the recording’s live recreation will be led by beloved Cincinnati conductor and music director Carmon DeLeone. This music has not been performed in the Greater Cincinnati area in recent memory. DeLeone’s program will complement the 30-minute Kenton selections with additional jazz arrangements of seasonal favorites featuring the excitement of a brassy big band!

Special Show Notes:

  • Admission to this performance is free of charge, thanks to the generous support of Bravo Music, Inc., a special fund of American Federation of Musicians, Local 1. Reservations are required.
  • “A Merry Christmas Big Band Evening” will be presented in one set instead of Jazz at the Memo’s traditional two-set format.
  • Doors will also open at 6:00pm instead of the customary 6:30pm for JATM performances.

Merry Christmas Big Band Evening!

A MERRY CHRISTMAS BIG BAND EVENING!Featuring an 17-Piece Cincinnati All-Star Jazz EnsembleUnder the Direction of Carmon DeLeoneRecreating the Exciting Sounds of the Stan Kenton Orchestra

A Free Concert

This concert is made possible with financial support from Bravo Music, Incorporated.

“A Merry Christmas Big Band Evening” celebrates the landmark 1961 Stan Kenton Orchestra release A Merry Christmas! featuring eleven traditional songs of the season with spectacular and idiomatic arrangements. Dubbed by Allmusic.com as a “polyphonic masterpiece that is at once progressive and traditional,” the recording’s live recreation will be led by beloved Cincinnati conductor and music director Carmon DeLeone. This music has not been performed in the Greater Cincinnati area in recent memory. DeLeone’s program will complement the 30-minute Kenton selections with additional jazz arrangements of seasonal favorites featuring the excitement of a brassy big band!

Special Show Notes:

  • Admission to this performance is free of charge, thanks to the generous support of Bravo Music, Inc., a special fund of American Federation of Musicians, Local 1. Reservations are required.
  • “A Merry Christmas Big Band Evening” will be presented in one set instead of Jazz at the Memo’s traditional two-set format.
  • Doors will also open at 6:00pm instead of the customary 6:30pm for JATM performances.
Category:

Concert,

Date:

Mon, December 18, 2023

Time:

7:00 PM

Price:

free, tickets required

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