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May 26th 2017 Friday 16:00 ~
Mike Price Jazz Orchestra

Thank you to the LOS ANGELES JAZZ INSTITUTE for their invitation to perform at their annual 4 day BIG BAND SPECTACULAR EVENT!  
We will perform on the second day, FRIDAY MAY 26 at 4:00 PM.

Location: WESTIN LAX HOTEL
5400 WEST CENTURY BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90045

Tickets & Information.   562-200-5477.     info@lajazzinstitute.org
      http://lajazzinstitute.org/

For this first time performance for the wonderful big band audience brought together by Ken Poston and the LA Jazz Institute, our program will once again be again drawn from the Ellington suites such as “SUCH SWEET THUNDER,” “THE FAR EAST SUITE,” plus a few surprises!  

MIKE PRICE JAZZ ORCHESTRA 

Performing music from the Ellington Suites

SUCH SWEET THUNDER Shakespearian Suite (Such Sweet Thunder)

AMAD Far East Suite

LADY MAC Shakespearian Suite

SCHWIFTI Ellington
   From Suite Thursday, inspired by John Steinbeck”s novel Sweet Thursday.
First performed at the 1960 Monterey Jazz Festival

SONNET FOR CAESAR Shakespearian Suite

NEW ORLEANS RALLY Comp/Arr. by Mike Price

RINGO NO OIWAKE Famous Japanese song, jazz arrangement

TELECASTERS Shakespearian Suite

MADNESS IN GREAT ONES Shakespearian Suite

ISFAHAN Far East  Suite /Comp- Billy Strayhorn

DIMINUENDO & CRESCENDO IN BLUE
Live At Newport  July 7, 1956

Members;

Saxophones
Lee Secard
Geoff Nudell
Rickey. Woodard
Jim DiPasquale
Pablo Calogero

Trumpets
Walt Johnson
John Thomas
Bob Summers
Curt Sletten

Trombones

Les Benedict
Fred Simmons
Duane Benjamin


Drums Mel Lee
Bass Richard Simon
Piano Brian O'Rourke







































Oct 24th 2016 Monday 20:00 ~

Mike Price Jazz Orchestra in Los Angeles

at Typhoon Santa Monica Airport

From  A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “I never heard so musical a discord, SUCH SWEET THUNDER!” 

 Performing the music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Selections from the suites and other rare Ellingtonia!!

http://www.mikepricejazz.com

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th  @ TYPHOON, SANTA MONICA AIRPORT

3221 Donald Douglas Loop South

Santa Monica, CA 90405-3213

310-390-6565

Music Charge  $15.00 (for this special event)

EXCELLENT MENU SELECTIONS!  DELICIOUS FOOD! 

Reservations for dining are recommended!

ONE SET 8PM  90 minutes

http://www.typhoon.biz/

Doug Webb  (Alto & Clar)

Geoff Nudell (Alto  & Clar)

Rickey Woodard  (Tenor & Clar)

Jim DiPasquale (Tenor & Clar)

Gary Herbig  (Baritone & Clar)

Trumpets

Walt Johnson

John Thomas

Bob Summers

Curt Sletten

Trombones

Les Benedict

Fred Simmons

Jack Redmond

 

Mel Lee - Drums

Richard Simon - Bass

Brian O'Rourke - Piano 

Mike Price -  Conductor/Trumpet

 










Aug 1st 2016 Monday 20:00 ~

Mike Pric
e Jazz Orchestra in Los Angeles

at Typhoon Santa Monica Airport


From  A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “I never heard so musical a discord, SUCH SWEET THUNDER!”

MIKE PRICE JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN LOS ANGELES

Performing the music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Selections from the suites and other rare Ellingtonia!!

 MONDAY, AUGUST 1st @ TYPHOON, SANTA MONICA AIRPORT

3221 Donald Douglas Loop South

Santa Monica, CA 90405-3213

310-390-6565

Music Charge  $10.00

EXCELLENT MENU SELECTIONS!  DELICIOUS FOOD! 

Reservations for dining are recommended!

ONE SET 8PM  90 minutes

http://www.typhoon.biz/

Lee Secard  (Alto & Clar)

Geoff Nudell (Alto  & Clar)

Charles Owens  (Tenor & Clar)

Rickey Woodard (Tenor & Clar)

Pete Christlieb  (Baritone & Clar)

Trumpets

John Thomas

Curt Sletten

Bob Summers

Larry Lippold

Trombones

Les Benedict

Fred Simmons

Duane Benjamin

Mel Lee - Drums

Richard Simon - Bass

Brian O'Rourke - Piano 

Mike Price -  Conductor/Trumpet

About The Mike Price Jazz Orchestra

  The Mike Price Jazz Orchestra was formed in Tokyo Japan in 1999 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Duke Ellington.  The initial concert featured a rare performance of the "Such Sweet Thunder Suite, " also known as the "Shakespearian Suite. During the the following years the band featured other important Ellington/Strayhorn compositions in addition to featuring the leader’s own work.  Mike has also brought other rarely heard, extended works to the Japanese audience such as the Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaborations, “Miles Ahead” and “Porgy & Bess.”  For this appearance in Los Angeles with many of LA’s great jazz musicians, the orchestra will perform music from the Ellington legacy, featuring a selection of  pieces from the suites such as “The Far East Suite” and “The Such Sweet Thunder Suite!”  This will be a musically delicious entree designed to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes of the jazz epicure! 

PROGRAM FOR TYPHOON  -  COMING SOON!

AMAD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyN-sBBXi4

ISFAHAN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scBO-L1ib5E&feature=youtu.be










 May 19th 2016, PM7:00 ~@Sheraton Gateway Hotel

"Big SwingFace "

Los Angeles Jazz Institute

TIME CHECK, A BUDDY RICH ALUMNI REUNION!
















May 9th 2016, PM8:00 ~@ TYPHOON, SANTA MONICA AIRPORT http://www.typhoon.biz/
MIKE PRICE JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN LOS ANGELES

We will soon be appearing at Typhoon for the ninth time since the initial performance in August of 2012!  We will again revisit the Ellington/Strayhorn repertoire with a few additional surprises from other sources.  We will again try to bring to you the most inspirational and exciting big band music for your enjoyment!  Please join us on MONDAY, MAY 9th at TYPHOON at Santa Monica Airport!
From A Midsummer Night's Dram
" I never heard so musical a discord , SUCH SWEET THUNDER ! "

Performing the music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Selections from the suites and other rare Ellingtonia!!

MONDAY MAY 9th  @ TYPHOON, SANTA MONICA AIRPORT
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3213

310-390-6565

Music Charge  $10.00

EXCELLENT MENU SELECTIONS!  DELICIOUS FOOD! 

Reservations for dining are recommended!

ONE SET 8PM  90 minutes


Artists

Lee Secard  (Alto & Clar)
Geoff Nudell (Alto  & Clar)
Charles Owens  (Tenor & Clar)
Jim DiPasquale (Tenor & Clar)
Pete Christlieb  (Baritone & Clar)

Trumpets
Walt Johnson
Curt Sletten
Bob Summers
Larry Lippold

Trombones
Les Benedict
Fred Simmons
George Bohanon

Mel Lee - Drums
Richard Simon - Bass
Scott Healy - Piano 
Mike Price -  Conductor/Trumpet

About The Mike Price Jazz Orchestra
The Mike Price Jazz Orchestra was formed in Tokyo Japan in 1999 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Duke Ellington.  The initial concert featured a rare performance of the "Such Sweet Thunder Suite, " also known as the "Shakespearian Suite. During the the following years the band featured other important Ellington/Strayhorn compositions in addition to featuring the leader’s own work.  Mike has also brought other rarely heard, extended works to the Japanese audience such as the Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaborations, “Miles Ahead” and “Porgy & Bess.”  For this appearance in Los Angeles with many of LA’s great jazz musicians, the orchestra will perform music from the Ellington legacy, featuring a selection of  pieces from the suites such as “The Far East Suite” and “The Such Sweet Thunder Suite!”  This will be a musically delicious entree designed to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes of the jazz epicure! 

AMADhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyN-sBBXi4
ISFAHANhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scBO-L1ib5E&feature=youtu.be

 






 
Aug 14th 2015 , PM8:00 ~at H.O.M.E. The HOUSE OF MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT!  
www.home90210.com/

MIKE PRICE JAZZ QUINTET 

RICKEY WOODARD - TENOR SAX

THEO SAUNDERS    - PIANO

RICHARD SIMON      - BASS

ROY McCURDY         - DRUMS

MIKE PRICE    -TRUMPET 





  It is my pleasure to announce this upcoming performance of the MIKE PRICE JAZZ QUINTET!  I very happy and honored to be performing with these wonderful musicians from among the finest in Los Angeles!  For that matter, from among the finest anywhere!

With yours truly, on trumpet,we will  bring to you the most inspirational and exciting JAZZ for your enjoyment!  

Please join us on FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th at H.O.M.E. The HOUSE OF MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT!