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Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not the Truth of God

Portland Metro Arts – Saturday, August 17 – 8:10 p.m.

Montavilla Jazz Festival 2019 Saturday Headliner

Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not the Truth of God

Saturday, August 17, doors open: 7:55 p.m., set begins: 8:10 p.m.
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The Ezra Weiss Big Band celebrates the release of their new album on Origin Records with this original suite of intensely personal reflections on the troubled world we live in today.

Composer/pianist Ezra Weiss has released six albums as a leader, most recently Before You Know It. Additionally, he wrote the music for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s From Maxville To Vanport, and the big band arrangements for Derek Hines’ The Long Journey Home. Weiss currently leads his own big band and sextet, performing at major jazz festivals and clubs throughout the U.S., including Dizzy’s in NYC, the Triple Door in Seattle, and the Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles. Weiss won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times, and has been listed in DownBeat Critics Polls as a Rising Star Arranger.  He currently lives with his wife and two sons in Portland, and teaches at Portland State University.

Lineup: Ezra Weiss, conductor; John Nastos, John Savage, Renato Caranto, Joe Manis, Tina Richerson, reeds; Greg Garrett, Charlie Porter, Douglas Detrick, Farnell Newton, trumpets; Stan Bock, Jeff Uusitalo, David Bryan, John Ohnstad, trombones; Jasnam Daya Singh, piano; Jon Lakey, bass; Alan Jones, drums; Carlton Jackson, percussion; The Camas High School Choir: Ethan Chessin, director

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Personnel

Ezra Weiss – conductor
John Nastos – alto sax
John Savage – alto sax
Renato Caranto – tenor sax
Joe Manis – tenor sax
Tina Richerson – bari sax
Greg Garrett – trumpet
Charlie Porter – trumpet
Douglas Detrick – trumpet
Farnell Newton – trumpet
Stan Bock – trombone
Jeff Uusitalo – trombone
David Bryan – trombone
John Ohnstad – trombone
Jasnam Daya Singh – piano
Jon Lakey – bass
Alan Jones – drums
Carlton Jackson – percussion

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