Sarasota Jazz Festival Presents The Naples Jazz Orchestra with Byron Stripling
The Naples Jazz Orchestra is a big band in the tradition of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich. The NJO performs the music of the greatest composers, arrangers, big bands, and vocalists in jazz history, as well as original compositions and arrangements. The orchestra is comprised of Florida's finest professional jazz musicians who travel to Naples for rehearsals and concerts, providing the one of the world's highest quality big band jazz experiences.
Joining the Orchestra will be Byron Stripling.
Since Byron's Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, Stripling has become a pops orchestra favorite, soloing with Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and Dallas Symphony, to name a few. He has been a featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl and on the PBS television special, "Evening at Pops," with conductors John Williams and Keith Lockhart. Currently, Stripling serves as artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
Stripling earned his stripes as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster. He has played and recorded extensively with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, and Buck Clayton in addition to The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and The GRP All Star Big Band.
Riverview Performing Arts Center (View)
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34232
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