256 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, California 94133

The Collective West Jazz Orchestra is a 12-piece big band that fills up Jazz at Pearl’s with delightful, high-energy jazz. The repertoire includes a full range of big band styles, from Count Basie classics, to straight-ahead ballads and burners, to challenging contemporary numbers.

You might walk in on a soulful blues trombone solo that gets the crowd howling on “Lonely Boy,” then bop along to a spirited tenor solo during an intriguing arrangement of Monk's “Think of One.” You might get to hear the band's up-tempo version of “Just Friends” and feel like you're listening to a Las Vegas pit band circa 1964.

The Collective West Jazz Orchestra is led by saxophonist Fil Lorenz, who fell in love with big bands while a member of the prestigious Menlo-Atherton High School Orchestra. The band includes great Bay Area big band talent: hot, professional jazz players who know how to handle a chart and a solo.

Lorenz began trying to put a big band together in 1998, after returning to the Bay Area from a four-year Navy stint. His original inspirations were Count Basie, and Maynard Ferguson's bands of the '50s and '60s. A long tenure on Tuesday nights forged in the atmospheric basement performance space of Johnny Foley's Pub helped forge the Collective West Jazz Orchestra into a rollicking and dynamic ensemble.

Come have some big band fun, Wednesday nights at Jazz at Pearl's.

Artist or Label Web Site: http://www.collectivewestjazz.com/
PermaLink on our Site: http://secure.jazzatpearls.com/talent_page.php?id=318
Listen: http://www.myspace.com/collectivewestjazzorchestra
Press and Pix: http://homepage.mac.com/stevesheraton/CWJO/

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show.
2 Shows:
8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Shows are 75 - 90 minutes each.
Click or call 415-291 8255 for tickets.

Official Website: http://www.jazzatpearls.com/jazz/

Added by msnformd on November 29, 2007

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