November 3, 2008
Webster University Big Band Concert
Featuring the Music of Mike Gibbs
The Webster University Big Band, under the direction of James A. Martin, will perform a concert of rarely heard Big Band compositions, featuring the works of London composer Mike Gibbs.
Mike Gibbs is a composer, arranger and trombonist. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Gibbs has worked with many in the music world including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Michael Mantler, Mike Stern, Joni Mitchell, Whitney Houston and Peter Gabriel.
The evening’s repertoire will include three compositions by Gibbs: “Fantasia,” “Pense” and “Second Thoughts.” Each work explores the contemporary sounds of writing for a Big Band with new sounds, harmonies and mixing of time feels and genres.
Additional pieces by Bob Mintzer, Les Hooper, Oliver Nelson and others will be performed.
Monday, November 17, 2008, 7 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$3 at the door.
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.