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VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA

FEBRUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 17 

SAXOPHONES
Dick Oatts (lead alto and soprano saxophones, flute)
Billy Drewes (alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet)
Rich Perry (tenor saxophone, flute)
Ralph LaLama (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet)
Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)

TRUMPETS
Nick Marchione (lead)
John Chudoba
Terell Stafford
Scott Wendholt

TROMBONES
John Mosca (lead)
Luis Bonilla
Jason Jackson
Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)

RHYTHM SECTION
Jim McNeely (piano)
John Riley (drums)
David Wong (bass)

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is a multiple Grammy Award-winning 16-piece jazz orchestra, comprised of a Who’s Who of New York City’s finest musicians.

The ensemble began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966. They are celebrating their 53rd year performing at the Village Vanguard with this special week long residency!