The Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra, Batavia Jazz Ensemble

Wed, Jan 08 2020, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets

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 

The Batavia Jazz Ensemble: The Batavia Jazz Ensemble is an extra-curricular, auditioned, traditional big band. The Jazz Ensemble focuses primarily on the historically significant music of the swing era, by composers such as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, etc, performing off-the-record transcriptions wherever possible. The Jazz Ensemble performs annually at the Northshore Jazz Festival and the Naperville Big Band Jazz Fest, as well as the Annual Batavia Music Buffs Gala and the annual Batavia All City Jazz Concert. The Jazz Ensemble is led by Brian Van Kley, band director, trumpet player, dad, car lover, and fan of all things space-ship & super-hero.