After many rehearsals and a 5 night run at the famed Birdland Jazz Club in New York City in January 2017, Bandleader, Vincent Herring is taking his Jazz Orchestra on the road.
The Story of Jazz Orchestra project celebrates the 100th birthday of jazz (1917-2017) and performs newly commissioned arrangements of classic jazz hits written by prominent artists from each idiom throughout jazz history.
I am delighted to be the featured narrator and vocalist in an orchestra that includes a dazzling array of contemporary jazz luminaries -- On saxes, leader, Vincent Herring, Eric Alexander, and James Carter. On trumpets Jon Faddis and Jeremy Pelt, with Steve Turre on trombone. In the rhythm section Mike LeDonne on piano, Kenny Davis on bass and drummer, Carl Allen.
Our first performance will be at the Burghausen, Germany Jazz Festival on March 25th, followed by Festivals in Villafranca, Frankfurt, North Sea in Rotterdam, and the Open Jazz Festival in Stuttgart, in July 2017.