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Purchase Jazz Orchestra Plays Blue Note on April 25

Date Released: 4/22/2011

The Purchase Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Todd Coolman, performs with special musical guest John Abercrombie on guitar at one of New York City's top clubs. Shows at 8 & 10:30 PM. Details.

The 17-piece big band will swing to the sounds of Ellington and Basie and to more modern works by today’s leading composers and arrangers.  Conductor Todd Coolman, a Grammy Award-winning bassist, is Professor of Music and Director of the Jazz Studies Program at Purchase College.


Special guest John Abercrombie is a master of jazz guitar whose career spans 40 years with nearly 50 albums.  Born in Port Chester, NY and raised in Greenwich, CT, he attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music before heading to New York where he quickly became one of New York’s most in-demand session players.


John Abercrombie is a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of meter and harmony.


Purchase Jazz Orchestra musicians are members of the Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatory of Music.


The Blue Note is located at 131 W. 3rd St. NY, NY

For reservations call 212-475-8592 or visit