“Whispers On the Wind” On the Way!! June 2017 - It’s DONE!! In their 1st recording since the twice Grammy nominated “River Runs”, the Jazz Surge, having shed the orchestral trappings characterizing the prior ambitious work, would appear to have returned to a more standard jazz big band outing. “Whispers”, however, is anything but standard big band fare!! This project expands upon Owen’s interest […]
Jazz Surge Performance at Symposium May 2017 - An incredibly enthusiastic response greeted the Jazz Surge’s debut of many of the works from its new recording project in front of an audience filled with prominent jazz composers – including NEA Jazz Master, Chick Corea. Guesting with the band were Randy Brecker and Gregoire Maret who will also be featured on the upcoming recording.
Jazz Composers Symposium May 2017 - Wow!! Billy Childs, John Hollenbeck, Maria Schneider, Rufus Reid all presenting artist talks with over 180 registered from over 35 States and 8 Countries. The music was off the charts. The opportunity to reunite with old friends while connecting with many new, talented writers – even better!!