The Victoria Jazz Orchestra with Mike Allen perform the music of Joe Henderson: The Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Mike Allen, Bruce Hurn, Doug Awai, Rainer Roth , Amanda Paterson, Alfons Fear, Miguelito Valdes, Mike Broadley, Marianne Ing, Karen Hough, Norbert Ziegler, Tom Eadie , Matt Cameron, Dave Enns, Scott MacInnes, Rob Cheramy, Chris Watt , Tom Vickery, Bruce Miekle, Jon Miller, Monik Nordine
During the early part of his career living in NYC, Joe Henderson was part of gro...
7:30pm - 9:30pm Doors at: 7:00pm general $30, students $20
During the early part of his career living in NYC, Joe Henderson was part of group of musicians who met weekly to “work out” on their big band arrangements. It wasn’t until near the end of his career that Joe recorded what turned out to be the highly-acclaimed and influential album, “Joe Henderson Big Band” (Verve). On May 26 we will be performing selections from that album, and Mike Allen will be “playing” Joe’s part, which involves lots of soloing.
During Mike's private studies with Joe in 1996/97 Joe often spoke with great enthusiasm about the big band album project he had just completed, and what a thrill it was to reach his goal. Mike has been a proponent of his playing and compositional style since the late 1980s and says, "I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to join the VJO, led by saxophonist (and former student) Monik Nordine, in paying tribute to Joe’s accomplishment."