Rhapsody and the Blues
13 piece big band featuring / led by Jens Lindemann + Special Guest Pianist + 1 ACS Sound Tech
Canadian trumpeter Jens Lindemann commissioned a new arrangement of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, which will mark it centenary on 2/24/2024.
This arrangement is for big band, so it swings with a quicker beat. A special guest pianist will be there to perform Rhapsody. This show has been played a few times around the world, and is ramping up to celebrate this 100 year anniversary in fabulous style.
The big band will feature: Jens Lindemann, Trumpet/Leader, Piano, Drums, Bass, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 4 Saxes, all of whom will be superb players!
“Didn’t want it to end! WOW! What fun! What fantastic musicians!” – Roseau, MN
“An evening of high energy entertainment” – Milbank, SD
Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin/Matt Catingub
Take The A Train – Duke Ellington
Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
Sing, Sing, Sing – Benny Goodman
In The Mood – Glenn Miller
One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie
It Don’t Mean A Thing – Lionel Hampton
Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie – Louis Jordan
Song of India – Tommy Dorsey
At the Woodchopper’s Ball – Woody Herman
Everyday I Have the Blues – Pinetop Sparks
- Sound: Carries own sound with ACS tech
- Piano: Grand piano tuned the day of the performance
- Lights: Best available w/ local tech to run lights
- Hospitality: Hot Meal for 15