National Jazz Workshop presents The NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra w/ Special Guest Shawn Purcell – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – June 4th, 2017

National Jazz Workshop presents The NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra w/ Special Guest Shawn Purcell

National Jazz Workshop presents The NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra w/ Special Guest Shawn Purcell

Sunday June 04, 2017

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 2:30 pm

$10.00

This event is all ages

The NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra
The NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra
The NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra, directed by Matt Niess, is a year-round audition based ensemble consisting of young talent from the Washington, DC area. This Big Band performs at various venues including jazz festivals, jazz clubs, and concert venues. The band has performed with Doc Severinsen, Terell Stafford, Sal Lazano, Alan Baylock, Shawn Purcell, Graham Breedlove, Craig Fraedrich, Joeseph Henson and many others. The Big Band is an extension of a summer workshop that takes place at Shenandoah Conservatory, George Mason University, and Duquesne University. For more information visit nationaljazzworkshop.org. Todays’s concert is the opening concert for the NJW 2016-2017 season.
Shawn Purcell
Shawn Purcell
Shawn Purcell a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,. is a jazz guitarist, bandleader, arranger, composer, and educator. He has been active as a featured soloist with small ensembles and jazz big bands, and he has shared the stage with many of the world’s top jazz artists. He has served on the faculty for The National Jazz Workshop, The National Guitar Workshop and as a columnist for Jazz Guitar Life and DownBeatMagazine. As a composer/arranger, Purcell’s works have been commissioned by The Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Tito Carillo, Joan Hickey, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Chapel Jazz Ensemble, and Texas Tech University Jazz Ensemble I, and are published by Pro Jazz Charts and 3-2 Music. Shawn can be heard on over twenty recordings, including Grammy Award-winner, Chip McNeill’s CD, The Whirl, U.S. Army “Blues” drummer Steve Fidyk’s “Heads Up!” and “Allied Forces” on Posi-Tone Records, Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra’s “Prime Time,” featuring trumpet legend Doc Severinson, and jazz vocalist Darden Purcell’s latest release “Where the Blue Begins” on Armored Records. Purcell also currently serves as adjunct professor of jazz studies (jazz guitar and jazz arranging) at George Mason University.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/