Category: Gigs

Performance of Pepper Adams’ music in the UK

Publication5Pepper Adams enthusiasts in London have a new event to look forward to.

Colin Mils and his big band are presenting the music of Pepper Adams (arranged by Tony Faulkner) on Marth 30th, 2014.

Check down below, or click on the image at the right for the specifics of the gig.

UPDATE (more information):

On March 30th, Uk baritone saxophonist Colin Mills will be putting on a concert of big band music in London, dedicated solely to the compositions of Pepper Adams. Joining him on the gig of music arranged by Uk arranger Tony Faulkner, are top London players such as Mike Fletcher, George Crowley, Callum Au, Tom White, Louis Dowdeswell, Russell Bennett, Neil Bullock and Rob Barron.

Colin was selected by the BBC as the Uk representative in the 2012 European Jazz Orchestra and has been playing in big bands for nearly 20 years. Colin is a specialized baritone player with a fluent range over 4 octaves, heavily influenced by the greats of the baritone world, such as Mulligan, Adams, Gullen, Brignola, Bluiett and Carny. Colin now regularly plays with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the Jay Craig Big Band and smaller bands such as Bad Ass Brass, and his own small band projects.

The gig is March 30th at the Gunnersbury pub in Chiswick, London. The gig starts at 1230 and it’s £10 in on the door.

Saxes: Michael Fletcher, Gemma Moore, Andy Isherwood, George Crowley, Colin Mills,
Trombones: Callum Au, Tom Dunnett, Tom White, Ross Brennan,
Trumpets: Louis Dowdeswell, Richard Freeman, Russell Bennett, Gavin Broom,
Guitar: Ian Lawes
Drums Neil Bullock
Bass: Tom Mark
Piano: Rob Barron

“The Music of Pepper Adams and Tony Faulkner”

pepper3Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band
“The Music of Pepper Adams and Tony Faulkner”
Wednesday Nov 13
Sets at 8PM & 10PM
$15 cover
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042

On Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band will perform music by guest composer/arranger Tony Faulkner and his new arrangements of the music of Pepper Adams, at Trumpets in Montclair NJ. This performance is part of a tour of Pepper Adams‘ music, organized by Gary Carner;  Jazz historian, record producer,and author of the acclaimed biography, “Pepper Adams-Joy Road”. Prior to New Jersey, they will have visited New York, Cincinnati, Champaign IL, Macomb IL, Detroit, Toronto, and Montreal, with performances, book signings, lectures and workshops.

The program for this concert features Adams’ compositions: “Dobbin”, “Freddie Froo”  “Philson” , along with Faulkner’s compositions: “Morris Dances”, “Song for Stewart” and a NY/NJ premiere “”Park Frederick III.”

This is Tony Faulkner’s first tour of the U.S and Canada. Faulkner, who hails from Leeds, England, is also a drummer, and has been on the Jazz scene in England since 1965. He has worked with many Jazz legends; Kenny Wheeler, Benny Goodman, Paul Gonsalves, Art Farmer,Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Nat Adderly, Al Cohn and many more.

Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, was an American Jazz baritone saxophonist and composer, who worked with many legends of Jazz such as:Chet Baker, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Lee Morgan and most notably the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, now known as The Vanguard Orchestra.

For more information on this concert, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, the Pepper Adams Joy Road Tour, Gary Carner and Tony Faulkner please visit

New album from baritone saxophonist, Charles Evans!

subliminal leaps coverCharles Evans’ last album garnered a rare 5 star review from DownBeat magazine. His newest album looks to be no less impressive. It features Charles along with fellow saxophonist Dave Liebman.

To celebrate the new release there is a CD release party at ShapeShifterLab in Brooklyn.

Be sure to check out this new album, and head to the CD release party for some excellent baritone saxophone performances.


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Baritone Summit this weekend in Connecticut!

395886_433823446661333_2137318416_nThe Litchfield Jazz Festival is this weekend, August 9th-11th. On Saturday Gary Smulyan will be leading a Baritone Summit, featuring himself, Claire Daly, Lauren Sevian, and Andrew Hadro.

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is held on the beautiful Goshen fairgrounds in northwestern Connecticut and features a great line up. Click here to check out their line up and purchase tickets!

Baritone Madness this weekend at Dizzy’s (NYC)

Be sure to check out Dizzy’s club Coca Cola in NYC this weekend for some tremendous baritone line ups!

Featuring Marcus Printup, trumpet; Brianna Thomas, vocals; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Jonathan Batiste, piano (Oct 5-6); Tardo Hammer, piano (Oct 7 only); Philip Kuehn, bass; Joe Saylor, drums; Paul Nedzela, baritone saxophone (Oct 5; Frank Basile, baritone saxophone (Oct 6): Tony Lustig, baritone saxophone (Oct 7).


Also check out the gigs page to find out where Brad Hubbard is doing unaccompanied performances this weekend.