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Hartford Jazz Society's New Directions Ensemble
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
Earl MacDonald, piano, musical director
Kris Allen, alto saxophone, artistic director
Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone
Lauren Sevian, baritone saxophone
Josh Evans, trumpet soloist
Jeffrey Holmes, lead trumpet
Sara Jacovino, trombone
John Clark, French horn
Gregg August, string bass
Ben Bilello, drum set
Contact
Earl MacDonald


Address
29 Atwoodville Lane
Mansfield Center, CT, 06250
Phone
860-429-0039

Additional Info
Year Founded
2010
Repertoire
Jazz
Size
Large Ensemble
Instrumentation
Mixed
Ensemble in
Residence
Hartford Jazz Society

Owen McNally of the Hartford Courant described the band and outlined its mission, stating “the fresh-sounding New Directions Ensemble taps into the rich lode of area talent, provides a vital forum for original compositions, spreads the good word about contemporary band music in its educational role, and provides a prominent public face for its sponsor, the Hartford Jazz Society. The New Directions Ensemble is set to swing in its own fresh way, generating contemporary band music that lives in the present, independent, cliché-free and untethered to conventional big band nostalgia.” (01/20/2011)