We welcome our newest member John Chudoba (pictured below on the left) as second trumpet.
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra performing “Cherry Juice” by Thad Jones
Monday night with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Join our weekly gig at the Village Vanguard.
We will perform the compositions of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and others from our library of over 300 tunes!
Sets 8:30pm and 10:30pm. Door open 7:30
Age limit: All ages
The picture shows me sitting next to Scott Wendholt (Trumpet,) and Chris Byars (Sax,) packed in a passenger van leaving the hotel on our way to the 50th Elmhurst College Jazz Festival with the Grammy Award winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
The band was in rare form last night. The students and teachers gave us a rousing ovation after our set.
I’m standing next to the lead player with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Nick Marchione. One of the best lead trumpet players around.
Today is a busy day. Up early to fix breakfast for the family and clean the kitchen and get ready for two completely different gigs today.
First, I am excited to be back at “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway for the matinee today in NYC. The book requires a trombone and tuba double so I’ve been practicing the instruments together for the past few days.
Then, tonight I continue playing the week at the Village Vanguard which continues tonight with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra for our 51st Anniversary. I am blessed for these opportunities.
Come hear the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra tonight at the Village Vanguard in NYC. Sets at 8:30 and 10:30.
Join The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s weekly gig on Monday at the Village Vanguard. Music of Thad Jones, Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and others.
Monday night with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Join our weekly gig at the Village Vanguard. We will perform the compositions of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and others from our library of over 300 tunes!Village Vanguard, 178 7th Avenue South, New York, NY, 10014, Sets 8:30pm and 10:30pm. Door open 7:30
Director / John Mosca
Orchestra Manager / Douglas Purviance
Artistic Director / Dick Oatts
Composer in Residence/ Jim McNeely
Project Director / Thomas Bellino
Associate Producer / Migiwa Miyajima
Nick Marchione (lead)
John Mosca (lead)
Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)
Dick Oatts (lead alto and soprano saxophones, flute)
Billy Drewes (alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet)
Rich Perry (tenor saxophone, flute)
Ralph LaLama (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet)
Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)
Jim McNeely (piano)
John Riley (drums)
David Wong (bass)