Frost Jazz, Pops, and Beyond

A director gesturing wildly in front of a live orchestra playing brass instruments which are bathed in blue light. A director gesturing wildly in front of a live orchestra playing brass instruments which are bathed in blue light.
For more concerts, visit our online calendar!
 



Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Maria Schneider presents Donny McCaslin
With the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (HMI)
Maria Schneider, artistic director
Scott Flavin, resident conductor
Donny McCaslin, saxophone
In her concert debut as Artistic Director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, NEA Jazz Master composer, arranger, bandleader, and recipient of twelve Grammy nominations and five Grammy awards, Maria Schneider presents a program featuring saxophonist Donny McCaslin. It features original music by both Maria Schneider and Donny McCaslin. Some of pieces are even orchestrated by Frost students! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
The Jazz Compositions of Miho Hazama—Frost Concert Jazz Band
John Daversa, director
Miho Hazama, conductor and composer
Tokyo born composer Miho Hazama is one of New York’s most astounding young talents. Lauded in Downbeat as one of “25 for the Future,” Miho is quickly establishing herself as a force of nature on the world’s stage. She has written for orchestras such as the Tokyo Philharmonic, and also arranged and orchestrated for the Metropole Orkest, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vince Mendoza, and NHK Symphony Orchestra, among others. Hazama’s debut release, Journey to Journey (2012), received the Jazz JAPAN rising star award. She has three albums under her own name.

 Buy Now!



Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Reunion—Frost Studio Jazz Band
Stephen Guerra, director
Emmet Cohen, piano and B3-organ
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation's advancement of music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen started playing the piano at 3 years old. Fresh off from receiving the 2019 American Pianists Award and being named the Cole Porter Fellowship winner, Frost Studio Music and Jazz alumnus Emmet Cohen returns to the Studio Jazz Band to present original music and new arrangements of standards. Cohen already has several albums under his own name and has performed with masters such as Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, and Jimmy Heath.

Buy Now!