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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Preforming at my regular Monday show with the Grammy Award winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in NYC. 

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)

Tanya Darby

Terell Stafford

Scott Wendholt


John Mosca (lead)

Luis Bonilla

Jason Jackson

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)

By Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson has been one of the busiest and most respected trombone players in New York City since settling there 21 years ago. In addition to the two years he spent touring the world with Ray Charles not long after his arrival, he has been the lead trombonist in the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band for the past decade and also currently plays that part in orchestras led by Roy Hargrove and Charles Tolliver. And on Mondays, his off-nights from playing in the pit bands of such Tony Award-winning Broadway productions as The Color Purple, Wonderful Town, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and presently Motown the Musical, he has been a member for the past 10 years of the Grammy Award-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard. He also teaches part-time at City College of New York, performs about once per month in a group he co-leads with his wife, vocalist Rosena Hill Jackson, and even finds time to occasionally sit in at jam sessions.