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by UNI Jazz Band One

Great big band music from one of the best college bands in the country. Features "Memento" written by tenor saxophonist Kyle Novak, "Arenas" by Dr. Robert Washut and "The Beautiful One" by Chris Merz
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Miss Missouri
Uni Jazz Band One
6:00 album only
2. Blue Note
Uni Jazz Band One
7:32 album only
3. Blue in A Red State
Uni Jazz Band One
6:24 album only
4. Memento
Uni Jazz Band One
9:27 album only
5. Rompin at the Reno
Uni Jazz Band One
2:23 album only
6. Where or When
Uni Jazz Band One
7:42 album only
7. Skinny Widow Stomp
Uni Jazz Band One
8:44 album only
8. The Beautiful One
Uni Jazz Band One
6:47 album only
9. Arenas
Uni Jazz Band One
10:14 album only


Album Notes
The recipient of numerous awards and honors, UNI Jazz Band One, the School of Music’s top jazz performing group, is one of the premier collegiate jazz ensembles in the Midwest. Formerly directed by Robert Washut, Jazz Band One appeared at festivals all over the country and in Europe. The band performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1998, 1989, and 1995 and at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1998 and 1989. Jazz Band One has received outstanding band recognition at the Notre Dame (Indiana), Wichita (Kansas), Kansas City (Missouri), Eau Claire (Wisconsin), and Elmhurst (Illinois) Jazz Festivals. It has twice been a featured band (by invitation) at both the Greeley (Colorado) and KU (Kansas) Jazz Festivals and has performed at IAJE Conferences in Long Beach, California (2002) and Chicago, Illinois (1981). The band has also been the recipient of three Outstanding Performance Awards (1999, 1995 and 1993) in the collegiate big band category of Downbeat magazine’s Annual Student Music Awards. As of August 2002, Jazz Band One is under the direction of Chris Merz.

Jazz Band One has been a pioneer in innovative programming and instrumentation. Maintaining a balance of classic Basie and Ellington works and contemporary original compositions, the ensemble’s repertoire consistently display’s depth and diversity of style. The repertoire also showcases the versatility and high level of musicianship of the players in the band. Several original compositions and arrangements have been commissioned by the band from composers such as Manny Albam, Jane Ira Bloom, Ed Sarath, Chris Merz, Paul McKee, and Rob Hudson.

The band has recorded fifteen CDs (Destination Unknown-'06, Memento- '05, The Unlikely Event- '04, Transformation- '03, West Coasting-'02, Leap of Faith-'01, At Dusk-'00,Just Us-’99, Games-’98, Conversations-’97, Skittish-’96, That Big Band Thing-’95, Field of Play-’94, Come Fly With Us-’93, and Northern Exposure-’92). Both That Big Band Thing and Come Fly With Us received 5-star reviews in Downbeat. Prominent guest artists who have appeared with Jazz Band One include: Rich Perry, Maria Schneider, Cuong Vu, Peter Erskine, Ben Monder, Benny Golson, Tim Hagans, Ryan Kisor, Bob Berg, Jimmy Heath, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Bobby Shew, Matt Wilson, Donald Harrison, Steve Turre, Jerry Bergonzi, Jane Ira Bloom, Carl Fontana, James Williams, Conrad Herwig, Jiggs Whigham, David Liebman, Sunny Wilkinson, and Hal Galper, among many others.



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