The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra
In Their Last Concert of the Year
As they Continue to Celebrate their Latest CD
A Tribute to Legendary Big Band Leader Stan Kenton
Monday, December 9, 2013, 8 pm at Typhoon Santa Monica
Special Guest Appearance and Premiere of a New Major Work
Grammy-nominated Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra performs live in their last concert performance of the year as they continue to celebrate the release of their Latest CD Artistry, a Tribute to Legendary Big Band Leader Stan Kenton, which continues to get national radio exposure on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. (2 sets) at Typhoon located at the Santa Monica Airport.
Led by saxophone soloist/composer/arranger Kim Richmond, the 23-piece orchestra, combines the sounds of large ensemble jazz with symphonic colors and textures, featuring expansive instrumentation that includes five woodwinds, four trumpets, four tenor trombones, two French horns, Rhythm Section, Latin percussion and more. The evening of free-swinging improvisation pays tribute to legendary jazz figure Stan Kenton and his Neophonic Orchestra with “Kentonesque” jazz and Latin-style compositions – the size and scope of the master’s kinetic orchestration, rightfully known to music historians as the original “Wall of Sound,” as well the premiere of a new major work.
The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra is comprised of Woodwinds: Alex Budman, Bob Crosby, Glen Berger, John Yoakum, Bob Carr; Trumpets: Bo O’Donnell, Ron King, Steve Huffsteter, Brian Swartz;
French horns: John Dickson, Stephanie O’Keefe; Trombones: Ryan Dragon, Joey Sellers, George McMullen, George Thatcher, Bill Roper (and tuba); Rhythm: Tom Hynes (guitar), Charlie Ferguson (keyboard), Katie Thiroux (bass), Ralph Razze (drums), Scott Breadman and Dave Johnson (percussion).
Tickets are $10 and there is no food or drink minimum. Typhoon’s menu features over 70 dishes from the Pacific Rim. Typhoon is located at 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, 90405 (South side of the Santa Monica Airport; parking is off of Airport Avenue west of S. Bundy Drive). Reservations are suggested; please call (310) 390-6565 or visit www.Typhoon.biz. For more information on The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra, please visit http://www.KimRichmond.com.
Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm (2 sets)
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(South side of the Santa Monica Airport; parking is off of Airport Avenue west of S. Bundy Drive)
$10 cover; there is no food or beverage minimum
For more information on The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra, please visit http://www.KimRichmond.com.
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Kim Richmond is an active and versatile musician based in the Los Angeles area. His first love is jazz, and his primary jazz voice is the alto saxophone. He has, however, been involved in nearly every facet of the professional music industry, both as a player and as a composer/arranger. His instruments are alto, soprano, tenor and baritone Saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, and flutes. Kim has been a member of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia among others. His own Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra is a workshop for his writing, conducting and leading. His Ensemble (sextet) is a platform for more free-form expression and improvisation with the members playing and Kim’s writing being the key factors.
Kim is also a consummate educator. He was for 12 years an adjunct professor in the Jazz Studies department of USC (teaching combos, composition and saxophone), and does numerous jazz camps and clinics in the spring and summer every year. Kim is on staff at many of the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps and is involved in running the Northwoods Jazz Camp/Jazz Party for grown-ups. He is currently teaching in the Jazz Department of California Institute of the Arts. Whatever his mode of expression, be it instrumental performance, composition, arranging and conducting, Kim is striving to express a uniquely original voice, combining his extensive experience with the new sounds of our evolving musical world.
Kim is a Selmer artist and endorses all Selmer saxophones and other woodwinds. He is also a Vandoren artist, and he plays Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces. In spite of his busy schedule in the professional music world, Kim enjoys keeping in touch with the educational music field by serving as guest lecturer, conductor and guest soloist at college music festivals and workshops around the country. If you are interested in contacting Kim for any of these reasons, please send e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan Kenton maintained his orchestra by inventing new directions in music. While keeping an active road band, he also founded the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra in 1964. Led by Stan, the Neophonic Orchestra consisted of the top jazz and studio players and its mission was to perform new and innovative works. The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra shares this mission. Kenton was not only a monumental icon in jazz and modern music, but also in jazz education. This tribute continues his message by presenting works that the orchestra thought he would have encouraged, enjoyed and endorsed.