Jazz Great Joe Chambers Performs with Conservatory Students


Jazz drummer, composer and educator Joe Chambers is on campus April 8, 2013 to perform in a concert with the Conservatory Concert Jazz Band and the 11 O'Clock Jazz Band, directed by Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas, respectively.

Joe Chambers has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized performer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many more.  Chambers is the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in the department of music at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. His most recent recording is Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra live of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City, Savant 2120, released May 2012; nominated for a Grammy in the Big Band category.

The evening's performance includes selections from Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra, Cherry Juice, (Thad Jones); The Outlaw, (Horace Silver, Arr. Chambers); Magic Flea, (Nestico); Good Morning Irene, (Dale, Arr. McConnell); Queen Bee, (Nestico); Two As One, (Thad Jones); Tu-Way-Pock-E-Way (Chambers); Ecaroh, Horace Silver, (Chambers); Vanguard Revisited, (Lussier); and student compositions and arrangements.

The April 8, 2013 performance is in White Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8, $6 seniors, UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949