Birdland Big Band
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|Where||Pruis Hall - Ball State University - Muncie, IN|
|What||Music - jazz, swing|
|Cost||See website for details|
Live at Birdland features The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe in a setting designed to recreate the ambience and experience of a night at Birdland - named after famed alto saxophone player Charlie Parker, nicknamed "Bird," Birdland was founded in New York City in 1949. This dynamic new ensemble, straight from the jazz mecca of NYC, provides an unforgettable musical event that goes beyond the traditional and sets the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra. Live at Birdland will feature fresh treatments of iconic Charlie Parker compositions as well as innovative arrangements from contemporary composers such as Chick Corea, Arturo Sandoval, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Lennon/McCartney and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring New York's finest musicians and directed by one of the world's greatest drummers, The Birdland Big Band has become New York City's most popular weekly musical attraction.