Calgary Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Louis Armstrong & Maria Schneider
River Park Church
3818 14A St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3Y2, Canada
Sunday, April 28th the Calgary Jazz Orchestra directed by Johnny Summers presents the music of Louis Armstrong and Maria Schneider. Two juxtaposing concerts with music that will take you to another place and have you grinning cheek to cheek.
The opening set presents the music of Maria Schneider, an American composer and jazz orchestra leader who has won 5 Grammy awards and has had 12 nominations. The CJO had the honour of performing with Maria in 2012 and this time, being led by Artistic Director Johnny Summers, the jazz orchestra will perform the rich, contemporary music that takes you to another place.
The second set presents the music of Louis Armstrong featuring Al Muirhead with 2 of the tracks from the Hot Five and Hot Seven Sessions. The remainder of the set is based on the era when Louis toured with his “All-Stars” with songs such as Everybody Loves My Baby, West End Blues and When It’s Sleepy Time Down South - music that will keep your feet tapping and your soul grinning.