Friday, December 11, 2015

PICK: Big Band Christmas This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 12:20 AM

Get merry this weekend with some of the best jazz players in Richmond.
  • Get merry this weekend with some of the best jazz players in Richmond.

Last year’s sold-out Richmond Big Band Christmas was one of the highlights of the season. It’s back again this weekend, and there are still a few tickets left.

The program is 75 minutes of family-friendly, wonderfully arranged and performed holiday bliss. Organized and by Taylor Barnett, VCU professor and trumpeter in NoBS Brass Band, the ensemble includes many of the best players in Richmond.

The line-up includes most of the Butterbean Jazz Quartet (vocalist Terri Simpson, saxophonist Kevin Simpson and bassist Rusty Farmer) a huge chunk of NoBS (founder Reggie Pace, trumpeters Robert Quallich, Marcus Tenney, and bass trombonist Reginald Chapman), Richmond Big Band leader Rick Reiger and petite baritone sax monster Suzi Fischer. Spacebomb Studios co-founder Ryan Corbett is on piano, Abinnet Berhanu on drums. The ensemble is rounded out by vocalist Laura Ann Singh (Quatro Na Bossa, Miramar) and the inimitable Rudy Faulkner. Rudy Faulkner (vocals).

If you need more justification to have a good time, the performance is a benefit for West End Presbyterian Church.

The Richmond Big Band Christmas goes down at VCU W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 PM and 7:30 PM, Sunday, December 13th at 4 PM. $15 General admission. $13 Students.

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