Celebrating the 100th birthday of big band jazz leader Woody Herman the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with drummer and Herman alumnus Jeff Hamilton plays eleven newly crafted arrangements of Woody's greatest hits from the 1940s and 1950s capturing the swing and excitement of the great Woody Herman Herds.
MUSICIANS Jeff Hamilton: drums Bob Lark: director, trumpet, flugelhorn Corbin Andrick: alto saxophone, flute Andrew Janak: alto saxophone Sean Packard: tenor saxophone Michael Plankey: tenor saxophone Mark Hiebert: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet Mark Colby: clarinet Bryan Tipps: trombone Brett Balika: trombone Alex Wasily: trombone Tony Portela: trombone Thomas Matta: trombone Marques Carroll: trumpet Tom Klein: trumpet Bobby Lark: trumpet David Kaiser: trumpet Pete Benson: piano Brandon Hunt: guitar Matt Ulery: bass
The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Hamilton: Salutes Woody Herman
A dynamic, swinging celebration of Woody Herman's 100th birthday by the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Hamilton. These big band performances feature newly crafted arrangements of eleven tunes from the cannon of Herman's library of the 1940s and 1950s.
Woody Herman alumnus Jeff Hamilton is the drummer and guest artist on all selections with the critically acclaimed DePaul University Jazz Ensemble. Jeff's playing brings unparalleled life and swing to the music. Especially notable soloists are DePaul Jazz Studies faculty members Bob Lark, Mark Colby and Thomas Matta, and Jazz Ensemble student pianist Pete Benson, alto saxophonist Corbin Andrick, trombonist Bryan Tipps, baritone saxophonist Mark Hiebert, and bassist Matt Ulery.
Fresh, beautifully crafted arrangements by DePaul students, faculty and alumni capture the spirit, swagger and brilliance of the great Woody Herman Herds.