Mon Oct 28

Mike Kamuf Little Big Band

Mon, October 28
7PM / $25 | $7 Fees
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Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Mike Kamuf Little Big Band

Arranger and trumpeter Mike Kamuf leads his high powered octet in an evening of arrangements and re-imaginations of the compositions of Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Herbie Hancock.

Mike Kamuf enjoys a multifaceted career as a composer, arranger, trumpeter player and educator. Mike has performed with the Woody Herman and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras, has recorded as a member of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra and leads his own jazz octet, the Mike Kamuf Little Big Band, a jazz ensemble which brings together eight talented musicians from the Washington D.C/Baltimore region. The group’s repertoire consists of original compositions and arrangements penned by Mike as well as jazz standards and selections from the Great American Songbook. The arrangements cover many styles within the jazz idiom. The group’s instrumentation and arrangements provide both the musicians and the audience with the subtlety and spontaneity of a small group coupled with the impact and excitement of a big band. The group was originally formed in Ohio in 1991 with the encouragement of Mike’s mentor and friend, the late Tony Leonardi and the current edition of the group has quite a following in the DMV.

Mike is an exclusive writer for the Belwin Division of Alfred Music Publishing with titles in their jazz, orchestra and concert band catalogs. Many of Mike’s published jazz ensemble arrangements have become standard literature for jazz ensemble and he currently has over 100 publications in print.

As an educator, Mike taught instrumental music for thirty years in Montgomery County Public Schools and has taught as adjunct faculty at Montgomery College and Youngstown State University. Mike has directed the Pennsylvania All State Jazz Band, the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Directors Association (SCSBOA) Jazz All Stars, the New Mexico All State Jazz Band, and many regional honors ensembles in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Mexico, Ohio, Minnesota and New York. Mike serves as a clinician for MakeMusic and has presented professional development sessions for music educators at the Midwest Clinic, Jazz Education Network Conferences and at numerous regional and state music education conferences. He has become an in-demand arranger, clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator for schools, conferences and music festivals across the country.

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Mon, October 28

7PM / $25 | $7 Fees
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*Please note:
1. Final sale, no refunds, not transferable.
2. $15 food/beverage minimum per person not included in ticket price.
3. Seating first come at the door. Doors open 6 PM & 8:45 PM respectively.
4. Photography or Recording of any kind is prohibited during the performance.
5. Keep conversation to a minimum during the performance.

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