July 1 - 3

South Park II - Free entrance

The Music ot Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
Conducted by Angel Zaberski

The educational presentations Jazztory are inspired by the idea of popularizing jazz music in Bulgaria. Every concert/presentation focuses on a notable artist from the American jazz history. Exclusively for A to JazZ 2016, Jazztory and Brass Association Big Band, conducted by Angel Zaberski, will present the music of one of the most productive and successful tandems in the history of jazz. Exactly 50 years ago trumpeter Thad Jones teams up with drummer Mel Lewis to create a new style and aesthetics in big band music together. Over a period of 12 years the band employs extraordinary musicians and composers, such as: Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Garrett, Steve Coleman, Jim McNeely, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Chris Potter, Joe Henderson, Kenny Werner, Dick Oats and many others. Today, the band exists under the name "The Villlage Vanguard Orchestra" and it continues the legacy of Thad and Mel.