Sunday, November 24
7pm $23 / students $12
The Montclair Women's Big Band is a vivid cast of some of the best jazzwomen in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band combines an audacious sense of swing, tight ensemble work and inspired solos. All About Jazz writes "the Montclair Women's Big Band is one of the most formidable jazz ensembles on the West Coast...this is premium-grade big band jazz, rigorously blended for high mileage and maximum pleasure."
MWBB cemented its status as a world-class ensemble with the release of it's self-titled debut CD. Recorded at George Lucas's state-of-the-art Skywalker Sound in Marin County and engineered by three-time Grammy winner Leslie Ann Jones the recording has become a best-seller on CDBaby. The Washington Post labeled the recording "a blues-drenched gem that swings with dazzling aplomb." The band has gained visibility through a series of high-profile gigs, including performing to sold out audiences in LA for the Grammy Foundation, in Washngton, D.C. at the Kennedy Center, and on National Public Radio's number one syndicated show, Piano Jazz, with Marian McPartland.