The LMR All-Star Big Band is a 20-player big band drawn from an internationally accomplished group of musicians that has played jazz across the world. This truly all-star ensemble is once again being assembled for the Third Annual Timothy Hall Foundation Benefit Concert at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. The benefit concert is one of northern California’s most outstanding jazz events each year.
Many members of the band in previous years have been Grammy Award winners, including three-time winner Tom Scott on saxophone and 2014 Grammy winners Aaron Lington on baritone saxphone and Steffen Kuehn on trumpet. Brian Nova was a winner with Arturo Sandoval in 2013.
The LMR All-Star Big Band, with Niel Levonius as music director, will feature the best of the contemporary big band repertiore including compositions and arrangements by Chick Corea, Gordon Goodwin, Horace Silver, Count Basie, and Miles Davis. The band always features captivating volcal performances. With all-star talent in every seat in the ensemble, the audience can expect exciting solos by every member of the band.
This extraordinary group of musicians (which includes our own Ted Hall on trombone) has performed and recorded around the world with notable artists like The Buddy Rich Big Band, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Steve Winwood, Tower of Power, Sting, and many, many others.
This band will knock your socks off – and the music will be as tasty as Long Meadow Ranch’s wine and food.