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– CompCord Big Band: 'Humbug Jitterbug' –

The CompCord Big band takes on the Jitterbug; throw in a literary word-play and you have brand new big band music by many of today's leading composers. feat. Valery Ponomarev - trumpet and Gerry Brown - drums

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– CompCord Big Band:  'Humbug Jitterbug' –
– CompCord Big Band:  'Humbug Jitterbug' –

Time & Location

Nov 29, 2021, 7:30 PM

City Winery The Loft, 25 11th Ave, at Hudson River Park, New York, NY 10011, USA

About the Event



John Clark, Dan Cooper, Louis Jordan,  Melanie Mitrano/Gerson Galante,  Ginka Mizuki, Carlos Castro Mora, Alon Nechushtan, Gene Pritsker, Jay Rodriguez, Ada Rovatti, David Taylor.

Composers Concordance finishes their Comp/Lit Festival with Humbug Jitterbug, the CompCord Big Band performing compositions influenced by the Jitterbug dance craze and the avenue where music and literature meet on Monday, November 29 at 7:30pm ET at City Winery.

The CompCord Big Band takes the genre of big band music to untrodden destinations, combining what one recognizes as the standard swing sound with contemporary compositional techniques and bending traditional rules with atypical arrangements.

Featured compositions include the world premiere of Gene Pritsker’s Humbug Jitterbug, Melanie Mitrano/Gerson Galante’s Merrily Christmas featuring vocalist Melanie Mitrano, and Prisker's arrangement of Louis Jordan's classic Doug The Jitterbug that will feature drummer great Gerry Brown and a stellar cast of trumpet players including jazz legend Valery Ponomarev and piccolo trumpet virtuoso Franz Hackl.


Guest soloist:

Valery Ponomarev - trumpet

Gerry Brown - drums

CompCord Big Band:

Jay Rodriguez, Dennis Brandner - tenor sax

Scott Hoefling , Michiyo Suzuki - alto sax

Andrew Hadro - baritone sax

John Clark - horn

Michael Seltzer, David Whitwell - trombones

David Taylor - bass trombone

Franz Hackl, Peter Oswald, Valery Ponomarev, Dennis Hernandez, Eddie Allen - trumpets

Alon Nechushtan - piano

Laurence Goldman - bass

Rosa Avila - drums

Melanie Mitrano - voice

Gene Pritsker - conductor












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