Sun, Mar 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm
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Moss Theater
New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Free parking onsite. Between Centinela and Stewart St. Enter at New-Roads-School sign. Theater is immediately on right.
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A cause for celebration and local pride!

Listening to the Phil Norman Tentet is like hearing the very essence of the best big band jazz – with all the thrills of that remarkable sound, but a lot less volume.  Big bands are often described as the symphony orchestras of jazz. More than that, big band instrumentation has been vital to the soundtrack of American life for nearly a century. But mid-sized bands such as the Tentet have played an equally vital role as the chamber ensembles of jazz, with a similarly rich potential for creative diversity.


Think of the Miles Davis Birth of the Cool bands, the West Coast jazz bands of the fifties, the Mingus bands, or – more recently – the octets of Dave Holland and David Murray.  Each is different from the other, finding new, illuminating ways to use an instrumentation of eight to ten or eleven players in authentic jazz fashion.

The Phil Norman Tentet (actually eleven, since Norman doesn’t include himself in the number count) has been doing precisely that for 25 years now!... exploring new ideas via the contributions of gifted arrangers and composers such as Bob Florence, Dave Pell, Allen Broadbent, Roger Neumann and Kim Richmond, to mention a few. All the while utilizing the amazing pool of first call players we have right here in Los Angeles!

Featuring:

  • Phil Norman
    tenor saxophone
  • Christian Jacob
    piano
  • Dick Weller
    drums
  • Brad Dutz
    percussion
  • Kevin Axe
    bass
  • Larry Koonse
    guitar
  • Carl Saunders
    trumpet
  • Ron Stout
    trumpet
  • Scott Whitfield
    trombone
  • Rusty Higgins
    alto saxophone
  • TBA
    bari saxophone