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J.C. HOPKINS BIGGISH BAND

2007-05-12
Showtime: 12:30AM
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J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band
FEATURING:
JC Hopkins, piano & vocals
Andromeda Turre, vocals
Lewis "Flip" Barnes, trumpet
James Zollar, trumpet
Chuck MacKinnon, trumpet
Mark McGowan trumpet
Cleave Guyton, alto sax, flute, & clarinet
Patience Higgins, tenor sax
Claire Daly, bari sax
Vincent Chancey, french horn
J. Walter Hawkes, trombone
Liberty Ellman, guitar
Catherine Popper, bass
Warren Smith, vibes
Sunny Jain, drums

Original Songs rooted in Big Band jazz, Be-Bop and the classic American Songbook.

JC Hopkins is a triple threat: writer, performer and producer. He does all three as leader of the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, “the worlds hippest little big band.” With original songs rooted in big band jazz, be-bop, and the classic American Songbook, Hopkins has drawn comparisons to the likes of Mose Allison and Charles Mingus for his clever turns of phrase and elegant – and at times eccentric – arrangements.

JC Hopkins’ Biggish Band creates that special alchemy of Americana jazz – something akin to Irving Berlin conducting a Moondog street symphony – that sounds simultaneously bold and classic, sophisticated and searching.

The JC Hopkins Biggish Band features the vocals of Andromeda Turre, plus a deeply pedigreed group of supporting players that includes Liberty Ellman on guitar, Claire Daly on saxophone, Warren Smith (Miles Davis, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin), on vibraphone, and Vincent Chancey (Sun Ra Arkestra) on French horn and Victor Lewis on drums among others.


“Swinging material tailor made for a vacuum-tube radio” – The New Yorker

“A winning album that gets better with every listen” – Boston Globe

"One of the highlights is 'One Never Knows,' co-written with Norah Jones; also pay attention to 'Show Biz’ness'." – NY Press

"...check them out, so you can say you saw them when they were merely biggish, as opposed to huge!" – Time Out New York

“Smokin’” – NY Daily News

“A gem of Americana jazz” – Indystar

“Top-level talent” – All about Jazz


JC Hopkins Biggish Band Featuring Queen Esther
Underneath a Brooklyn Moon / Tigerlily Records

http://www.jchopkins.com

 

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