The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra at Monument Mountain Regional High School

Edward Bride uploaded this event on March 28, 2018

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Monument Mountain Regional High School
600 Stockbridge Rd.
Great Barrington, MA
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Sun, April 15, 2018
7:00 pm

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The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra (“SKLO”) will make its first and only Berkshires appearance this year on Sunday, April 15, at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The 7pm concert will be a big band double-header, with the Monument Mountain Jazz Band opening for the Kenton Legacy band.

Kenton was one of the last of the real jazz “road bands,” touring for more than 37 years until the late 1970s.The band is directed by Mike Vax, who was the lead trumpeter with Kenton during the band’s later years.

Fresher than ever, big-band music in the style of Stan Kenton will be front-and-center at this one-time concert. The band performs some of the well-known music from the Kenton library, featuring both the original arrangements as well as modern adaptations. Additionally, they present new material written in the Kenton style, much of it composed by members of the band. The writing stable includes Kenton alumni Lennie Niehaus, Dale DeVoe, Joel Kaye, and Kim Richmond, among others. ...

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