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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

The Julian Bliss Septet Performs the Music of Benny Goodman at Orchestra Hall

 

Julian Bliss, clarinet, leads the Julian Bliss Septet in a Benny Goodman tribute concert on January 30


On January 30 at Orchestra Hall, British clarinetist Julian Bliss and the Julian Bliss Septet perform the music of jazz legend Benny Goodman in a delightful evening of songs and anecdotes. The concert will include favorites such as Sweet Georgia Brown; Stompin’ at the Savoy; Sing, Sing, Sing and many others in a program that has been performed across the world, including at a sold-out performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

The concert, A Tribute to Benny Goodman: The Julian Bliss Septet, is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, January 30, at 8 p.m., with tickets priced from $30 to $60. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.

A Tribute to Benny Goodman: Julian Bliss Septet

Benny Goodman was a colossus of the Swing Era; whether with his big band or smaller combos, he blazed trails, igniting enthusiasm in ballrooms, theaters and on the airwaves with his unmatched genius on the clarinet. Julian Bliss, leader of the Julian Bliss Septet, is one of the world’s finest solo clarinet players, excelling as concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer. Bliss became enamored with the performances of Goodman at the age of seven, and in 2010 decided to form a group to perform Goodman’s music. He launched the Julian Bliss Septet in 2012 at London’s Wigmore Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. The group’s album A Tribute to Benny Goodman was released on Signum Records in June 2012 to critical acclaim from both jazz and classical reviewers. For more information, visit julianbliss.com or imgartists.com.


Live at Orchestra Hall
A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN: THE JULIAN BLISS SEPTET

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Julian Bliss, conductor and clarinet
Neal Thornton, piano
Martin Shaw, trumpet
Colin Oxley, guitar
Tim Thornton, bass
Ed Richardson, drums
Lewis Wright, vibraphone

Tickets: $30-$60


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2015-16 season.

JAZZ88 is the media sponsor for this program and Jazz in the Target Atrium.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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