PANAMERICANA! is a 20 piece Jazz Orchestra that plays music from the New World –
the US, Cuba, and especially, the contemporary music of Brazil.
Featured composers are: Chico Buarque, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton
Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Jovino Santos Neto and Itibere Zwarg.
They also play the music of various regions of Brazil, sambas, bossa novas and
choros from Rio, as well as baiaos, frevos, and maracatus from the northeast.
In addition, they play Cuban mambos, rhumbas, guaguancos, cha-chas and danzons
by a variety of composers. The band is distinguished by a burning brass
section, including French Horns, a virtuoso saxophone section with an array of
woodwinds, and a propulsive percussion section.
Trumpets: Jon Owens, John Walsh, Irv Grossman, Bill Mobley
Trombones: Mike Boschen, Steve Bleifuss, Tim Albright, Chris Olness
French Horns: Chad Yarbrough, Jeff Scott
Saxes/Woodwinds: Mike Migliore. Todd Bashore, Andy Middleton, Dave
Riekenberg, Dave Schumacher
Piano: Nicki Denner, Bass: Hans Glawischnig, Drums: Ray Marchica,
Percussion: Memo Acevedo, Renato Thoms
GARY MORGAN is an award winning, accomplished composer/arranger with a
longtime involvement with latin music who does all the arrangements and also
features his own original composiions. This date at Trumpets promises to be an
exciting event in modern music. Also available will be the band’s first CD release,
“Live at Birdland” on the CAP label, from a recent performance.
Enjoy Fine Food & Drink and Great Music in a Cozy Atmosphere.
For further info, contact Gary Morgan at:
GMorgMan@cs.com, or (212) 544 0151.
Zilch City Blues; Refractions; Vera Cruz; The Black Prince; Cactus; Salvador
When it comes to the arena of contemporary writing for the Big Band, along the likes of Bob Mintzer and Maria Schneider, be sure to add to that list composer -arranger Gary Morgan. His writing is fresh, personal, sonically meticulous, and more than anything, written by a great musician for great musicians.
New York City , 2003
Recently performing at Birdland, NYC, Gary Morgan has upheld a level of performance in the arena of Latin Jazz, that is currently unparelled by any other ensemble of this size in the Metropolitan area. His material is most accurate from a thematic and traditional standpoint as well as original in it’s presentation and development.
Gary is a consumate musician , composer and arranger that exibits the kind of professionalism that raises the mark for artists looking to add something to the phenominally huge archive base of jazz repertoire today.
Consolidated Artists Productions is proud to bring material of this level to the eager and hungry jazz enthusiast today.
New York City, May 2003