Thompson Jazz Big Bands

Thompson Jazz Big Bands

Nov 17, 2021

Thompson Jazz Big Bands

Join the Concert Jazz Ensemble and the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble for a concert of classic big band repertoire. Featuring works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Thad Jones alongside contemporary works by Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider and Radiohead. 

From orchestras, bands and choirs to jazz, world music and opera to world-class faculty and guest performances, the CU Boulder College of Music brings hundreds of stunning performances to Boulder audiences throughout the academic year.

Performance date and time

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. MST

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Ellington/Strayhorn: Overture; Nestico: Tall Cotton; Bauza: Mambo Inn; Jones: Groove Merchant; Foster: Blues in Hoss Flat; Ragin: A Prayer for Lester Bowie; Schneider: Green Piece; Ellington/Strayhorn: Dance of the Floreadores

This event will be available both in-person and via livestream. We advise arriving early to secure a seat. Seating is general admission on a first-come-first-served basis.


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