“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 dianemosermusic.com.

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