If you need a reason to attend this year’s Fall Jazz Concert taking place on November 10th, take a look at the program.  This concert will feature three of our talented jazz ensembles: the Triangle Youth Jazz Band, the Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble.  As always, the concert program is full of great jazz repertoire loved by audiences and performers alike.  

A special feature on TYJE’s portion of the concert is an arrangement by the ensemble’s conductor, Dr. Gregg Gelb.  TYJE has been consistently gifted with talented bass players over the years, and this year is no exception.  With TYJE’s skilled bass player Will Hazelhurst in mind, Dr. Gelb chose to create an arrangement of “Cherokee”  by Ray Noble, a piece known to jazz fans because of its fast moving and challenging harmony.  Dr. Gelb says that his arrangement “features the bass playing intricate Bebop melodies and the bassist also improvises.”  

Come hear TYJE’s performance of this new arrangement and the other fun pieces on TYJE, TYJO, and TYJB’s portions of the concert program. After seeing the concert program below, you will want to attend the Fall Jazz Concert on November 10th.  The concert will take place at the Cary Arts Center at 4:00.  

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for school aged students. They are available one hour before the concert, during regular box office hours at The Cary Movie Theatre, and for additional fees, online at this link.

Triangle Youth Jazz Band

Bye Bye Blackbird by Ray Henderson/Dave Rivello

Orange Colored Sky by Milton DeLugg and Willie Stein/Holmes

You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To by Cole Porter/David Wolpe  

Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra 

Shiny Stockings by Frank Foster

Rocks in My Bed by Duke Ellington

Launching Pad by Duke Ellington 

I Ain’t Got Nothing But the Blues by Duke Ellington

Swing’ the Blues by Count Basie

Oop Bop Sh’bam by Dizzy Gillespie 

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

Feetbone by Duke Ellington

Jumpin Pumpkins by Duke Ellington

Old Man Blues by Duke Ellington

Cherokee by Ray Noble/Gregg Gelb

Roll ’em by Mary Lou Williams