NELSON RANGELL JOINS THE COLORADO JAZZ REPERTORY ORCHESTRA AT LONE TREE ARTS CENTER
Opening Concert of the 2013-14 CJRO Season
LONE TREE, CO - The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) will open its 2013-14 season at the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) with a concert featuring international jazz performer Nelson Rangell.
After highlighting the big band dance orchestra sound, the group will continue a journey through the funky soulful sounds of the sixties and seventies until they arrive in the present to feature pop and smooth jazz artist, Nelson Rangell
will perform as part of the CJRO
, and then be featured with his
own Nelson Rangell Quartet in this special concert.
Audiences will hear Rangell play sax and flute, and maybe even whistle.
writes that Nelson Rangell
is "an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil.
The Times of London notes "his
extraordinary facility on a range of instruments and his
undoubted virtuosity," adding that Nelson
is "one of fusion's most accomplished exponents.
Saxophone Journal writes "He commands the alto saxophone with such authority there can be no denying that Rangell is a true artist," and Flute Talk Magazine states "Nelson Rangell creates the impression that anything is possible when he improvises.
Such praise is a confirmation of what contemporary jazz fans have known since the Denver-based saxophonist emerged in the late 80s: that Rangell
is one of the most exciting and diverse performers in the genre, equally adept at soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, as well as being a genuine virtuoso on flute and piccolo.
is comprised of a group of the top talent on the Denver jazz scene.
Nearly every jazz or pop performance in the area will boast at least one member of this incredible ensemble.
The entire group gets together only a handful of times each year to dazzle the audience with a true big band experience.
Saxophones for this concert are Nelson Rangell
, Art Bouton, Tom Myer, Elijah Samuels, and Wil Swindler.
The band will trace the origins of Big Band Funk, beginning with Duke Ellington's "Rockin' in Rhythm," following it through the funky soulful sounds of the sixties and seventies, arriving in the present to feature pop and smooth jazz artist, Nelson Rangell