What's Happening with the AJV Board and Members
Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.
AJV Creative Director Rich DeRosa
.....has just completed work on bassist Ron Carter's latest project: Ron Carter's Personal Songbook recorded with the WDR Big Band in Cologne Germany. Rich conducted the band and did all of the arrangements which feature 10 of Ron's personal favorite compositions that include Eight * Receipt, Please * Ah, Rio * Doom Mood * Blues for D.P. * Wait for the Beep * Little Waltz * For Toddlers Only * Sheila's Song * Available on Amazon and iTunes
AJV Board Member Phil Woods
...recently announced his retirement after a long and remarkable career. He will be missed. REad more here: Phil Woods.
AJV Board Member Justin DeCioccio
...conducts the MSM Concert Jazz Band in "Maiden Voyage Suite"
A 50th Anniversary tribute to Herbie Hancock's 1965 album.
Thursday, October 22nd 7:30 p.m. Borden Auditorium.
AJV Releases New Video
...please take a minute to watch our latest video featuring the American Jazz Repertory Ensemble and Rich DeRosa in session teaching the DeRosa Method.
AJV Director Erin Dickins
...launches a new recording project to be recorded in the US and Europe and released next fall on Vinyl. Contributing musicians will include pianist Stefan Scaggiari, Steely Dan guitarist Elliott Randall, bassist Bruce Hamada, and drummer/vocalist Paul Jost.
AJV Creative director Rich DeRosa
Congratulations to Rich DeRosa, whose composition "Neil" from Lab 2015 at UNT received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition. DeRosa is currently Chief Conductor and Composer/Arranger for the prestigious WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, the Director of Jazz Composition and Arranging at the University of North Texas and the Artistic Director for American Jazz Venues (AJV).
Click here to listen: Neil