Track

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece group based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The band was formed in 1999 by trumpeter/arranger Vance Thompson to perform and promote music for big band. All members of the band are professional musicians, some with years of experience in other top flight jazz ensembles (Woody Herman Orchestra, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Buddy Morrow Orchestra).

The group performs well over a dozen concerts each year, many featuring internationally recognized jazz artists. Artists who have appeared with the band include pianists Monty Alexander, Donald Brown, Hank Jones and Mulgrew Miller; saxophonists Seamus Blake, Don Braden, Vincent Herring, James Moody and Greg Tardy; trumpeters Bill Mobley, Marvin Stamm and Byron Stripling; trombonists Wycliffe Gordon and Paul McKee; bassist John Clayton; vibraphonist Stefon Harris; Hammond B-3 organist Dan Trudell; vocalists Deborah Brown and Annie Sellick....
read more

Title: Blues Man from Memphis:
More from the Musical Mind of Donald Brown
Label: Blue Canoe Records
Year Released: 2007
Featured Artists: John Clayton, bass; Stefon Harris, vibraphone;
Greg Tardy, tenor and soprano saxophones

Track listing:
Nancy and the Children's Playground
Blues for Brother Jerome
Theme for Malcolm
Daddy's Girl Cynthia
New York
The Scenic Route to Donny's Heart
The Thing About George Coleman
Peace for Zim


Title: A Year in the Life of the Band
Year Released: 2002

Track Listing:
Angst
Man, What a Beautiful Day
Mean to Me
Skylark
Dig Uncle Will
Scenes of Knoxville
Martha Stewart Ain't Got Nothin' on My Baby
Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries


Title: One for the Team
Year Released: 2001

Track Listing:
Rocky Top
Tennessee Waltz
Down the Field
Amazing Grace
Rock Candy
One for the Team


Title: The Music of Donald Brown
Year Released: 2000

Track Listing:
I Used to Think She Was Quiet
Strangers in Paradise
Waltz for Monk
Back Down in Lu Easy Anna
The Thing About Harold Mabern
Shade Street
Dearest Emily
Episode from a Village Dance

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact discography@allaboutjazz.com. Thank you.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Knoxville Jazz Orchestra events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 2,930 Views: 6,593 Fans: 2

Weekly Giveaways

Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo
About | Enter

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how