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Jack London Revue presents Mike Curtis Jazz Project with Metropolitan Youth Symphony Jazz Ensemble
February 24 | 8:00 pm- $10
Based in Portland, Oregon, Mike Curtis formed The Mike Curtis Jazz Project out of his love for big band jazz. Influences include Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Woody, Miles, Diz, all of the usual suspects! MCJP plays progressive jazz, bebop, fusion, and a host of other styles in addition to the swing band standards.
The MYS Jazz Ensemble is composed of advanced level players who play in a big-band style ensemble. Conducted by composer and jazz guitarist Ryan Meagher, the group performs at events and competitions in the Portland metro area, in addition to appearing on the MYS concert series. The Jazz Ensemble is thrilled to perform with renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter on March 8 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall when she joins Metropolitan Youth Symphony for a three-day artistic residency. MYS is one of the few youth orchestra organizations in the country offering a jazz band program. MYS currently serves over 500 students in orchestra, band and jazz ensembles as well as tuition-free string classes. Students come from 10 counties throughout the Portland Metro area and SW Washington.