Pedro Giraudo Big Band.Free
Pedro Giraudo Big Band.
Presented by Terraza 7 Outdoor Concert Series.
Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 7:00 pm – open rehearsal followed by a full set of original big band music!
Donation suggested: $10.
SAXES / Alejandro Aviles, Todd Bashore, Luke Batson, Jeremy Powell, Carl Maraghi TRUMPETS / Jonathan Powell, Tatum Greenblatt, Josh Deutsch, Nicole Davis.
TROMBONES / Ryan Keberle, Mike Fahie, Mark Miller, Jennifer Wharton.
RHYTHM SECTION / Jess Jurkovic (piano); Pedro Giraudo on Bass and Franco Pinna on Drums.
Directed, compositions and arrangements by Pedro Giraudo.
This big band, led by Argentine-born Pedro Giraudo, has captivated audiences around the world with its passion and energy. And while its underpinnings are Argentine, it has a big-band sound in the tradition of such composers as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. The original compositions and arrangements by Pedro Giraudo provide surprising twists, turns, improvisations, and instrumental dialogues. There’s a hint of South American grooves and yes, a dash of tango to add to its appeal. The band members are each masterful instrumentalist, and the arrangements highlight the unique talents of each of them, artfully weaving together pre-composed and improvised elements.