The M&M Nonet is is back with their end of summer show extravaganza! This concert will be the precursor to our album recording which will take place August 1st & 2nd. The proceeds from this show will go towards our CD project.
The music featured will be re-arrangments from the "Birth of the Cool" sessions originally crafted by arranger/orchestrator Gil Evans, & trumpeter Miles Davis. Their historic project inspired the formation of the M&M Nonet. The unusual chamber orchestration, lush harmony, & melodic treatment Gil Evans used combined with Davis' signature trumpet sound set a high standard for creative jazz arrangers & improvisors.
The M&M Nonet features original arrangements & compositions from all band members, but this specific album will feature arrangements from band leaders Carlos Mata-Alvarez & Jorge Machain, along with trombonist Nathan Tanouye & bassist Summer Kodama.
The M&M Nonet includes:
Jorge Machain, trumpet & flugelhorn
Carlos Mata-Alvarez, woodwinds
Casey Davis, french horn
Nathan Tanouye, trombone
Mat Schumer, woodwinds
Dean Snavely, tuba
Bennett Mason, piano
Summer Kodama, bass
Michael Hoffman, drums
We will also have a very special guest Dave Loeb joining us on piano for the show on the 31st!
Thanks for your support, & we look forward to playing for you!
Alex Brown, piano
Lowell Ringel, bass
Lucas Apostoleris, drums