THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM ITS ORIGINAL DATE OF APRIL 26.
The Modern Standards Duos & Trios Ensemble
Ensemble Coach: Peter Cassino
Vocals: Cassie Kollman
Piano: Gabrielle Siena
Alto Saxophone: Junjie Yi
Tenor Saxophone: Zachary Dixon
Over the years Jazz has frequently been referred to as a truly American art form. It is referred to in Wikipedia as, “ traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of Black-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. From Africa, jazz derived its rhythm, “blues”, and traditions of playing or singing in one’s own expressive way. From Europe, jazz derived its harmony”
The Modern Standards Ensemble was created in this tradition and reflects the practice of re-interpretation and renewal for which jazz has become so well known.