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Director
Dr. Anthony DJ Branker

Department of Music
Woolworth Center

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
08544


Performances, Master Classes, and Lecture Presentations:
Princeton University Jazz Program
Jazz @ Princeton Univerity
2013-2014 Calendar

Celebrating Dr. Anthony Branker's 25th Anniversary
Leading the Jazz Program at Princeton University

University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra

September 15

Princeton JazzFeast Jazz Festival featuring the University Jazztet
with alto saxophonist James Bartusek, tenor saxophonist Jacob Shulman, pianist Spencer Caton, bassist Austin Gengos, and drummer Arjun Dube

Sunday, 12:00 pm, Palmer Square, Princeton

September 30 Colloquium Presentation with Anna Harwell Celenza,
Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music, Georgetown University

"Jazz in Translation: Popular Music in Interwar Italy, 1917-1945"
Monday, 4:30 pm, Woolworth Center 102
October 4

Jazz Colloquium Performance featuring music by
composer/flautist Jamie Baum and the Jamie Baum Octet with trumpeter Itamar  Borochov, alto saxophonist/bass clarinetist, Douglas Yates, guitarist Brad Shepik, French hornist Chris Komer, pianist John Escreet, bassist Matt Brewer, and drummer Jeff Hirshfield

Friday, 1:30 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

October 9

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

October 10

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Jazztet

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

October 12

University Concert Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker with Grammy-Award winning trumpeter and guest soloist Freddie Hendrix plus The Freddie Hendrix Septet featuring alto saxophonist Bruce Williams, tenor saxophonist Abraham Burton, trombonist David Gibson, pianist Brandon McCune, bassist Kenny Davis, and drummer Cecil Brooks III

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

October 13 Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Sunday, 11:00 am
October 16

Master Class with vocalist Alison Crockett
University Jazz Vocal Collective

Wednesday, 7:00 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

November 13 Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm
November 14

Performance by Afro-Cuban alto saxophonist/composer
Yosvany Terry and His Quintet

Thursday, 7:00 pm, Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton (102 Witherspoon Street), Princeton
Co-Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

November 14

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Joe Henderson Ensemble & University Sounds of Brazil Ensemble coached by Ralph Bowen

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

November 20

University Jazz Vocal Collective & Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble, coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker

Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton (102 Witherspoon Street), Princeton
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

November 22

Jazz Colloquium Presentation
Composer/Alto Saxophonist David Binney

Friday, 1:30 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

November 23

University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker plus the David Binney Quartet featuring alto saxophonist David Binney, pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and drummer Dan Weiss

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

December 5
&
December 6

Princeton University Orchestra, conducted by Michael Pratt and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker perform “Teatro di Strada,” a commissioned work by composer David Sanford written for the Princeton University Orchestra and University Concert Jazz Ensemble featuring saxophonist Ralph Bowen, plus Dr. Branker’s “Ballad for Trayvon Martin” for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet featuring Ralph Bowen

Thursday & Friday, 7:30 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies and the Princeton University Orchestra

December 5

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Jazz Vocal Collective, coached by
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

December 11

Recital for Music 215: Projects in Jazz Performance
with visiting artist, alto & soprano saxophonist Mark Gross

Wednesday, 8:00 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

December 15

Anthony Branker & Word Play featuring alto saxophonist David Binney, tenor & soprano saxophonist Ralph Bowen, trombonist Conrad Herwig, pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Donald Edwards, conguero Renato Thoms, and vocalist Alison Crockett present pre-recording session concert performance of a new suite by composer Anthony Branker for his upcoming Forward CD project for Origin Records. FREE Admission

Sunday, 3:00 pm, Solley Theatre, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton (102 Witherspoon Street), Princeton
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

January 15

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

January 25-February 1 University Concert Jazz Ensemble Tour to Italy (Rome, Florence and Milan)
February 12

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

February 13

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Jazztet

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

February 22

Princeton University Jazz Faculty Composing in the Moment Recital with tenor & soprano saxophonist Ralph Bowen, guitarist Bruce Arnold, pianist Michael Cochrane, bassist Brian Glassman, drummer Vince Ector, and musical director Dr. Anthony Branker

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

February 23

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Sunday, 11:00 am
March 1

The 3rd Annual Columbia/Princeton Jazz Summit featuring the Columbia University Jazz Program, Dr. Chris Washburne and the Princeton University Jazz Composers Project, Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker plus the University Concert Jazz Ensemble conducted by Dr. Branker with guest soloist, trumpeter Valery Ponomarev performing music from the Valery Ponomarev Big Band “Our Father Who Art Blakey” 

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

March 6

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Monk/Mingus Ensemble

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

March 12 Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm
April 2

University Jazz Vocal Collective & Crossing Borders Improvisational Music Ensemble, coached by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker

Wednesday, 8:00 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

April 10

Jazz @ Café Vivian
featuring the University Herbie Hancock Ensemble

Thursday, 11:00 pm, Frist Campus Center

April 19

Charmaine Lee, Jazz Vocalist
Senior Recital for Certificate Program in Musical Performance

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

April 23

Jazz Vespers at the University Chapel
University Jazz Vespers Ensemble

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

April 23

Master Class with Afro-Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa
7:30 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center


Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

April 24 Performance/Talk with Afro-Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa
7:00 pm, Whitman College, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
April 26

Performance by Afro-Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa and the Omar Sosa Quartet

Saturday, 7:30 pm, Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre, Princeton Co-Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

April 27

Amali Gunawardana, Jazz Vocalist
Senior Recital

Sunday, 7:30 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

April 30 Master Class with percussionist Renato Thoms on "Latin Music Rhythm Section Performance"

Wednesday, 7:30 pm, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies
May 10

University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker plus The Respect Sextet featuring trumpeter and university jazz program graduate Eli Asher

Saturday, 8:00 pm, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies

May 18

Phil McNeal, Jazz Drums
Senior Recital for Certificate Program in Musical Performance

Sunday, 3:00 pm, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

Richardson Auditorium Performances

Tickets are available in person at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office, open between 12 noon and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday; at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office in Alexander Hall, open two hours prior to each ticketed performance; by phone at (609) 258–9220; or online at www.princeton.edu/utickets.

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

Jazz at Cafe Vivian Series

Jazz Composers Collective at Geneva Night Club Featuring University Small Groups
All Performances take place from 11:00 pm until 1:00 am in the Frist Campus Center.

Frist Campus Center.

 

Jazz Vespers Series at the University Chapel

Featuring the University Jazz Vespers Ensemble
*All Services take place on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm except where noted

University Chapel.