Happy (belated) Birthday, Mr. Jones - Thad Jones would have turned 100 years old on March 28th this year and we want to celebrate that with a Flashback concert.
The HMT Big Band, under the direction of Rolf von Nordenskjöld, will perform a program of compositions and arrangements by Jones himself, as well as titles composed and arranged by members of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band.
"I do some things differently than others" Jones said about himself. He played and improvised in his own unique way. With the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band he developed "a new orchestral language" for which he is still famous and which still resonates in our ears today.