Brooklyn composers Anna Webber and Angela Morris return to BKCM with their adventurous approach to the 18-piece jazz big band.
Anna Webber, Angela Morris – Conductor, woodwinds
Jay Rattman, Charlotte Greve, Adam Schneitl, Eric Trudel – Woodwinds
Tim Vaughn, Curtis Hasselbring, Jen Baker, Nick Grinder – Trombones
John Lake, Kenny Warren, Danny Gouker, Jake Henry – Trumpets
Dustin Carlson – Guitar
Patricia Brennan – Vibraphone
Marc Hannaford – Piano
Adam Hopkins – Bass
Jeff Davis – Drums
If Brooklyn’s music circles draw a Venn diagram, saxophonist-composer Angela Morris thrives in the loop between avant-jazz and pop. Originally from Toronto, Canada and based in NYC, she has performed throughout North America and Europe. Her vocal group Rallidae released their new album, “Turned, and Was,” in November 2016 on the NYC-based label Gold Bolus Recordings; their debut “Paper Birds” was praised as “an exceptional debut by and exciting and innovative new band.” Morris composes and co-leads several groups, including a 17-piece big band – she is an alumna of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop lead by Jim McNeely and studied composition with the Grammy-nominated jazz composer Darcy James Argue. She is a member of collaborative groups The Skellettes (with Nathaniel Morgan – alto saxophone, Jason Ajemian – bass, Booker Stardrum – drums), Pep Talk (with Nathaniel Morgan – alto saxophone, Owen Stewart-Roberson – guitar), and TMT Trio (with Cat Toren – piano, Anthony Taddeo – drums). In addition to her own projects, she has performed with Helado Negro, Jason Ajemian’s Folk-Lords, Myra Melford, and Erica Eso.