The Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra, Batavia Jazz Ensemble
Doors open at 7 pm.
The Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra: The Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra is a brand new Chicago-based ensemble that plays original compositions and arrangements by bandleader/trumpeter Joshua Jern. The group features some of the finest musicians in the world who perform/have performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Harry Connick, Jr., Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillepsie, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra, Rob Parton Big Band, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and many more.An accomplished Chicago trumpet player, Jern studied trumpet with world renowned big band trumpeters Roger Ingram and Rob Parton and composition with big band jazz writing legend Tom Garling. Joshua Jern's music is eclectic in style, maintaining a classic, almost vintage sound while weaving in such modern elements of cutting edge big band and fusion that makes his music feel familiar yet sound fresh and energetic. The music of the Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra pushes some boundaries of how big band music can sound, while never forgetting to just plain swing! For more info, please check out www.joshuajernmusic.com