Performing Artists Concert Series: New Energy Jazz Orchestra + RPG

The New Energy Jazz Orchestra was started by noted jazz performers, composers, and RIT faculty Carl Atkins and Jonathan Kruger in the Spring of 2006.

Its legacy dates back to the popular 13-piece band, Sheer Energy, formed by Atkins in 1984, with several of the players from that group (including Kruger) being a part of this new ensemble.

The purpose of this venture is to establish a Rochester-based ensemble to perform new compositions for jazz orchestra, as well as to perform "classic" repertory by international jazz composers and performers, from both the past and the present.

The personnel of the orchestra is comprised primarily of Rochester-based jazz musicians.

This concert will be a unique collaborative performance by the New Energy Jazz Orchestra and artist & RIT faculty member Ryan Gaynor (RPG). Witness an exciting cross-collaboration between traditional jazz music and instrumentation with live downtempo/ambient/“trip-hop”-style electronic music performed in real-time by RPG. This event marks the start of an exciting year of new performances for RIT's Performing Artists Concert Series.

 


Contact
Ben Willmott


475-4292

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Who

Open to the Public

Cost
PAID
Students
5
Faculty/Staff
15
Alumni
15
Other
20
Interpreter Requested

No