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Jazz euphoria on Frenchmen Street : for jazz big band

by Jenna Cave (2011)

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Performance by WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Mace Francis from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

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Work Overview

This work was written after taking my first trip to New Orleans in late 2010. The music was amazing and the lively atmosphere of the city was contagious. This piece incorporates a New Orleans second line feel and attempts to capture the euphoria my friends and I felt during our time there.



Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: 4 trumpets (mutes required), 4 trombones (mutes required), 5 saxophones, piano, guitar, bass and drums.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Features improvised solos for 2nd trumpet and 1st trombone.

Dedication note: for Paul and Julian

Commission note: This piece was commissioned by WAYJO (the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra) as a part of Jenna Cave's role as WAYJO's 2011 composer-in-residence.

First performance: by WA Youth Jazz Orchestra — 10 Sep 11. The Ellington in Perth


Jazz euphoria on Frenchmen street


Performances of this work

27 Sep 2015: at DivergenceJazz Orchestra feat. Miroslav Bukovsky (St Luke’s Hall (Enmore)). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

12 Feb 2014: at Official album launch: Divergence Jazz Orchestra (Foundry616). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

11 Nov 2012: at Divergence Jazz Orchestra return in concert (The Wall, Bald Faced Stag Hotel ). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

29 Jul 2012: at Divergence Jazz Orchestra BAND LAUNCH (The Wall/The Bald Faced Stag). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

27 Feb 12: The Apartment, Melbourne. Featuring Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra.

8 Sep 11: The Ellington, Perth. Featuring WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Mace Francis.

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