GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPETER CUONG VU TO JOIN DENVER'S NINTH+LINCOLN ORCHESTRA FOR PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING
When: Sunday, December 27th at 6 & 8pm
Monday, December 28th at 7pm
Where: Dazzle Jazz Club
930 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 839 - 5100
The celebrated Ninth+Lincoln Orchestra will welcome Trumpeter Cuong Vu to premiere all new music by Denver composer Tyler Gilmore. Ranging from hushed atmospheres to raucous electronic improvisation, the performances promise to be innovative and impassioned. Rarely has a pioneering performer such as this joined such a reputable local ensemble, to produce what is sure to be a memorable musical collaboration.
"It's hard to avoid references to Miles Davis when talking about the trumpet, but Cuong is the nearest thing I've heard to someone encapsulating and surpassing Davis' range of textures. Imagine, if you will, Bitches Brew or On The Corner, but with more cinematic clarity and less drug-addled wank. That's where Cuong Vu and his musical juggernaut are sitting, just waiting to crush you. And you'll love it." - Splendidezine.com
"Exploring the deepest of harmonic depths opened up by the freedom of jazz-based themes, bandleader Tyler Gilmore steers the ensemble through a lush musical ocean like a modern-day Gil Evans, burgeoned by vigorous winds of acid, fusion, and even electronica." - Colorado Music Buzz
About the performers:
Cuong Vu is widely recognized by jazz critics as a leader of a generation of innovative musicians. A truly unique musical voice, Cuong has lent his trumpet playing talents to a wide range of artists including Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Cibo Matto, Mitchell Froom, and Chris Speed. Cuong, along with the Pat Metheny Group, received a Grammy Award in 2003 for their recording "The Way Up".
Composer and band-leaderTyler Gilmore is traversing a new landscape in big band and chamber composition. Influences ranging from composers of the 20th century to the electronic innovators of today combine with his own musical personality to form his aural output. He has been honored with the ASCAP/Columbia College 2009 Commission in Honor of Hank Jones, and the 2008 & 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Awards.
The Ninth+Lincoln Orchestra is a musical project aiming to marry Denver's finest jazz players with new streams in the world of big band composition; to combine the shapes and textures of the new generation's aesthetic with the standard jazz ensemble. Its repertoire bridges the gap between jazz tradition and modern musical forms. The band features the finest performers in Colorado's music scene including members of Future Jazz Project, Hamster Theatre, and Jazz Faculty from all of the fine jazz college programs in the region. It's debut CD received positive nation-wide attention, including a 3.5 star review from Downbeat Magazine.