Radiohead for big band
Sunday, July 3, 2016
With Alex Samaras, voice
The Rex Hotel
194 Queen Street West
The Radiohead Jazz Project returns for its 8th edition. We'll perform two sets of big band arrangements of Radiohead tunes created by composers at home and away. Alex Samaras will once again handle the vocal duties. See the poster.
More about the Radiohead Jazz Project
Inspired by the project of the same name created by Lawrence University in Wisconsin, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra teamed up with Idioteque - Toronto's best Radiohead tribute band - to present the city's first ever Radiohead Jazz Project in December, 2011 at The Rex Hotel. The TJO presented two sets of Radiohead music arranged for big band; Idioteque then performed one long set of note-for-note reproductions of Radiohead repertoire. It was a smash success - the standing-room-only audience cheered, danced and sang along.
The Radiohead Jazz Project is now a regular part of the Toronto Jazz Orchestra schedule, and has spurred the creation of new arrangements by a variety of Toronto composers - including new arrangements of the entire OK Computer album - commissioned in part by generous TJO supporters.
We thank the following supporters for their commissioning help:
Marcia Zuker and Jeffery Barnes
Elaine and Peter Gold
Sharon and Larry Grossman
Raymond and Rochelle Koskie
Ron and Gail Zuker
Add your name to this list - help to commission a new Radiohead arrangement! For a donation of $50, we'll add your name to our website, and you'll be credited on the sheet music for one of the new arrangements as follows:
"This arrangement commissioned by the Toronto Jazz Orchestra with the generous support of (your name here)."
To make your donation - and help to commission an arrangement - let us know below how you'd like to be credited and click "pay now". You'll be taken to PayPal to complete your donation.
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