The Asheville Jazz Orchestra will be performing our annual Stan Kenton Christmas fundraiser concert this Friday night, December 16, 2016, at 7 PM. The concert will be held at our usual location, Trinity United Methodist Church (587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806).
We will be performing most of the charts on Stan Kenton’s “Merry Christmas” album, as well as several additional Christmas big band charts at this concert. The performance is free and open to the public, but we will be taking a collection to raise money for the Bless the Schools fund (which helps out Asheville City Schools children in need) and the Asheville Jazz Council (a 501c3 dedicated to promoting jazz education, performance, and composition in western North Carolina).
It has been a couple of years since I had a new Christmas arrangement of my own for this concert. Last week I put the finishing touches on a new arrangement of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. We’ll be playing that chart, as well as a few others by me at this show.
If you get to come, please come up and say hello after the performance.