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Groton Hill Big Band – Celebrating Latin Jazz

Jerry Sabatini, Director

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 3:00pm

Concert Hall at Groton Hill

PROGRAM

Manteca
Composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Gil Fuller and Luciano Pozo Gonzales
Arr. Mike Tomaro

The Girl From Ipanema
Composed by Anthony Carlos Jobim
Arr. Roger Holmes

Heat
Composed by Patrick Williams
Arr. Patrick Williams

C-Jam Blues
Composed by Duke Ellington
Arr. Michael Philip Mossman

La Luz En Ti
Composed by Michele Fernández
Arr. Michele Fernández

One Note Samba
Composed by Anthony Carlos Jobim
Arr. Frank Mantooth

Cecilia
Composed by Paul Simon
Arr. Mathew Montgomery

∼ INTERMISSION ∼

Sway (Quien Sera)
Composed by Pablo Beltran Luiz
Arr. Mark Taylor

Oclupaca
Composed by Duke Ellington
Arr. Michael Philip Mossman

Speak Low
Composed by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash
Arr. Bob Curnow

Chakanaka Chakanaka
Composed by Mathew Montgomery
Arr. Mathew Montgomery

Afro-Blue
Composed by Mongo Santamari
Arr. Michael Philip Mossman

Members of the Groton Hill Big Band

Director
Jerry Sabatini – trumpet, percussion

Rhythm Section
Richard Allen – piano
Ken Willinger – guitar
Karen Quatromoni – guitar
Charlie Recchia – bass
Dan Gilfix – drums
Carl Strathmeyer – congas, percussion

Reeds
Rob Haupt – alto sax, flute
Randall Warniers – alto sax
Cody Lagasse – tenor sax
Joe Canedo – tenor sax, clarinet
Leslie Lathrop – baritone sax

Brass
Fran Morello – trombone
Steve Faber – trombone
Eric Fisher – trombone
Gregg Yanchenko – bass trombone

Zack Wong – trumpet, flugelhorn
Ed Strachan – trumpet, flugelhorn
Michael Vandermillen – trumpet, flugelhorn
Peter Banker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bill McDonald – trumpet, flugelhorn

About Our Director: Jerry Sabatini

Jerry Sabatini

As director of the Groton Hill Big Band, Jerry Sabatini shares his love of American Big Band music with his students. “Every song in this wonderfully diverse repertoire has its own unique personality, which includes an historical perspective and stylistic nuances that I strive to make the musicians aware of,” he says. “I really want the band to love what they are playing and to try to find their own ‘voices’ in the music.” Jerry has gained wide recognition in the Boston jazz scene as an adventurous, creative, and diverse trumpet player, improviser, composer, arranger and educator. His musical projects range from the music of traditional combos, Big Band and avant garde jazz, Roma brass bands, Middle Eastern, and Indian classical to modern classical, American pop, rock, soul, and funk. Jerry has performed and recorded in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East with some of Boston’s most innovative bands as well as leading his own progressive jazz ensemble, Sonic Explorers. 

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