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Event Type Description
Each week we upload a free Mini-Lesson to our YouTube channel featuring one of our Presenting Artists.
Legendary composer Jim McNeely explores constructing engaging and exciting vamps, using 3 of his compositions, including "Absolution" from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra album Lickety Split.
About the Presenting Artists(s)
Pianist, composer and arranger Jim McNeely is Composer-in-Residence of the Frankfurt Radio (HR) Big Band, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His work as a writer has earned him ten Grammy nominations, in addition to past work with the Danish Radio Big Band, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands). As a pianist, McNeely has recorded with Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, David Liebman and more.
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