The Morchestra Jazz Orchestra
Tony Corman, Director
The Morchestra is a 17-member jazz orchestra, composed of Bay Area stalwarts and directed by Tony Corman, the Lone Arranger for the band. The repertoire is drawn primarily from the Great American Songbook and the treasure chest of Brazilian gems, plus some contemporary sounds from the likes of Weather Report and Donald Fagen. The band has appeared at Bach Dancing and Dynamite, Ashkenaz, the Jazzschool, La Pena, and as part for the City of Berkeley’s Music in the Parks series. Specials guests in past programs have included vocalist Nicolas Bearde, Masha Campagna in an all-Brazilian program, Clairdee, multi-instrumentalist Roger Glenn and Downbeat poll-winning vocalist Ed Reed.
For this concert Tony Corman says: “We’ll be focusing on the Art of the Arrangement: the arranger can be a jeweler, setting familiar gems to reveal facets that you never knew were there! How about Tea for Two as a samba in 7/4? We say “Yes!” The torch ballad End of a Love Affair as an Afro-Cuban bembe groove? You got it! We will give you a chance to get to know the wonderful soloists in the band in the process, and we are very excited to be able to share this music with you!”
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