10th annual Woody Herman Jazz Educational Workshop and Concert
Saturday March 11, 2017 – 7:30pm
Bader Auditorium at UW-Milwaukee
Featuring The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra
with Roger Ingram trumpet, Warren Hanrahan on drums, Tim Hanrahan on bass
Original compositions and arrangements by Curt Hanrahan, Steve Lewandowski, Jack Cortner, Tony Klatka and more…
Tickets are available through the UWM box office psoacal.uwm.edu
Also a CD release event for the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra’s new Blujazz release “Welcome To Swingsville” About the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra: The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra, led by Curt Hanrahan, Director of Jazz Studies at the Univ of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, is an A-list roster of Milwaukee musicians. A superb program of three original compositions, an Ellington/Tizol classic, a standard arranged by Don Schamber, tune from the Woody Herman book and a rare Charlie Parker/Gil Evans collaboration.
The recording is a perfect balance of classic and contemporary, standard and original, swinging and soulful, traditional and cutting-edge.
Curt Hanrahan is the head of jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He co-founded the Lakeshore Conservatory of Music in Racine Wisconsin, performs with the Milwaukee Symphony. He has worked with artists Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Cab Calloway, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Harry Connick Jr., Arturo Sandoval Big Band, Manhattan Transfer, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Ray Charles.
Warren Hanrahan graduated from legendary North Texas State Univ. and performed with the renowned 1 O’clock Lab Band under Neil Slater. He then moved on to tenures with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and the S.S Norway Big Band. He has performed with Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Billy Joel, Clark Terry, Keely Smith, John Davidson, Vanessa Williams: and in the Broadway shows Chicago, Godspell, West Side Story and Ain’t Misbehavin’: R&B legends: The Drifters, The Duprees, The Shirelles, and TV legends: Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Sid Caesar, and Skitch Henderson.
Special Guest for the Woody Herman Fest Concert: Roger Ingram is one of the most prolific lead trumpet players and session musicians of our time. Roger has toured with and/or recorded with, the Louie Bellson Big Band, the Quincy Jones Big Band, pop star Tom Jones, the Woody Herman Orchestra on lead trumpet,, the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, Harry Connick, Jr., recording 19 albums, Frank Sinatra Orchestra, with Wynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and with Ray Charles.