You’re Invited to the 6th Annual Winter Jazz Blast Evening Concert!
McNally Smith College of Music’s 6th Annual Winter Jazz Blast Evening Concert features a performance from the Adam Meckler Orchestra, as well as a set from the acclaimed McNally Smith Fusion Ensemble. This concert concludes a day-long non-competitive festival for high school jazz bands, featuring workshops, performances and clinics. Several outstanding high school student soloists will be invited to perform with the Adam Meckler Orchestra at the evening concert.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
History Theatre at McNally Smith College of Music (Map/Directions)
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door (if the event is not sold out):
- $15/adult ($10/adult if coming with a participating high school)
About The Adam Meckler Orchestra:
The Adam Meckler Orchestra is a 17-piece jazz ensemble that plays all original music composed and arranged by Adam Meckler. Adam is an Edwards Instrument Co. performing artist and clinician, and the band features some of the Twin Cities’ most exciting young musicians, including Nelson Devereaux (Bon Iver), Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones), Adrian Suarez (Jazz at Lincoln Center), and is widely recognized as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the area.
The AMO has held residencies at Vieux Carré, The Artist’s Quarter, and Jazz Central and has appeared on the Main Stage of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in 2014 and 2016. AMO released their debut album “When The Clouds Look Like This” in September of 2014 to critical acclaim. In December of 2014 iTunes listed “When The Clouds Look Like This” among the year’s best releases in Jazz. The band will go back in to the studio to record a full length album in January of 2018. Among the new compositions will be a collaboration with Twin Cities Hip-Hop icon Toki Wright.