About the American Jazz Repertory Orchestra
The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra is the musical voice of American
Jazz Venues. It is a sixteen piece ensemble directed by AJV's founder
and president, Clem DeRosa, and features some of the most talented Jazz
players in the New York Tri-State area. The AJRO and it's individual
members are utilized for much of clinic and concert work of American
Jackie Presti (Vocal) & Dominick Farinacci (Instrumental) have completed another very successful workshop / concert session at Sayville High School, NY, working with the students of Andrew Giammalvo--Instrumental & Jeff Hoffman --Vocal. Kudos to Andy & Jeff for an outstanding program, Check out Dominick's new CD "Lovers, Tales & Dances"
We will have a report on our most recent workshops at the Patchogue/Medford Schools which will last for 4 days. AJV clinicians have completed another successful season of workshops & concerts totaling 15 for 2009.
Schools interested in having American Jazz Venue clinicians work with their vocal & instrumental groups should contact Clem De Rosa - firstname.lastname@example.org
This program includes music performed by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Gerry Mulligan, and Thad Jones-Mel Lewis (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), with a focus on some of their biggest hits
The Great American Song Book
The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra pays tribute to America's composers of popular jazz-tinged vocal music
The American Jazz Book.
This program salutes the artistry of composers and performers of the jazz repertoire that became the hits of their day --usually instrumental but not always-- and which are still being covered by many of today's big bands..
The American Jazz Repertory Octet
All the AJRO music and programs have been rescored for the octet, with amazing results. A little big band.
Clinics: Educators and performers visit schools and instruct student musicians on the fundamentals and advanced concepts, for all ages. Programs from beginners to advanced, all ages and skill levels.
Workshops: AJV clinicians work closely with students and band directors to develop their skills and work on particular projects. Often, a joint concert concludes these programs, which can run from two hours to two days and longer.
Longer programs: AJV has curricula that range from weekly seminars to jazz residencies, all customizable to your requirements and available time and resources.