Every Monday night since 1966 at the Village Vanguard, NYC
50 years of Monday nights at The Village Vanguard.
The band features music with complex yet warm harmonies and memorable melodies mostly written by Thad Jones. We play various styles, from relaxing swing, 70’s-style jazz-funk, ballads with complex harmonic structures, avant-garde tunes with modern rhythms. In addition to the classic Thad Jones charts our library includes music of Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Slide Hampton, Bob Minzter, Kenny Werner and others. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra has gained world-wide respect for their wide-ranging repertoire and rich sound.
TRUMPETS: Nick Marchione, Tanya Darby, Terell Stafford, Scott Wendholt.
TROMBONES: John Mosca, Luis Bonilla, Doug Purviance, Jason Jackson.
REEDS: Dick Oatts, Billy Drewes, Ralph Lalama, Richie Perry, Gary Smulyan, Frank Basile.
RHYTHM: Jim McNeely-p, Michael Weiss-p, David Wong-b, John Riley-d.