2 PM DOORS - 3:30 PM SHOW/Two sets
TICKETS: $40/advance, $50/door
Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead
in collaboration with the Napa Valley Jazz Society
is pleased to present the
LONG MEADOW RANCH ALL-STAR BIG BAND
Timothy Hall Foundation
The Long Meadow Ranch All-Star Big Band is a 20-player big band drawn from an internationally accomplished group of musicians that has played jazz across the world. This truly all-star ensemble has been assembled for the inaugural Timothy Hall Foundation Benefit Concert at Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead. The benefit concert promises to be one of northern California's most outstanding jazz events of the year.
Many members of the band are Grammy Award winners, including three-time winner Tom Scott on saxophone and 2014 Grammy winners Aaron Lington on baritone saxphone and Steffen Kuehn on trumpet. Jazz diva Clairdee and booming baritone Jamie Davis, himself formerly of the Count Basie Band, have just returned from a critically acclaimed tour of Russia and, in addition to soloing with the band, will reprise their Russian tour performance drawn from "Porgy & Bess."
The LMR All-Star Big Band, with Niel Levonius as music director, will feature the best of the contemporary big band repertiore including compositions and arrangements by Chick Corea, Gordon Goodwin, Horace Silver, Count Basie, and Miles Davis. With all-star talent in every seat in the ensemble, the audience can expect exciting solos by every member of the band.
This extraordinary group of musicians (which includes our own Ted Hall on trombone) has performed and recorded around the world with notable artists like The Buddy Rich Big Band, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Steve Winwood, Tower of Power, Sting, and many, many others. Click to see the band's all-star roster.
This band will knock your socks off - and the music will be as tasty as Long Meadow Ranch’s wine and food.
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The Timothy W. Hall Foundation is a non-profit grant-making foundation dedicated to creating innovative, cost-effective elementary school curriculum in the arts and sciences. Its initiatives include: fostering school garden and animal husbandry projects as places for children to learn about natural sciences, land stewardship, and healthy food; and creating music curriculum that excites and educates children through spontaneous, improvisational performances. Founded in memory of Timothy Hall in 1996, the Foundation has supported innovative programs in children's education grounded in hands-on experiences in the sciences and arts since 1997.
Concerts benefiting the Foundation have been produced in exceptional venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York City and St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. The foundation has been the recipient of significant unrestricted gifts in memory of Timothy and other members of the Hall family.
All ages. Children 5 and under are free.