The Meadows Jazz Orchestra, directed by Akira Sato, is a 17-piece group exploring the traditions of large ensemble jazz as well as introducing new works by professional and student composers. Traditional repertoire is influenced by such groups as the Count Basie Orchestra, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Stan Kenton Orchestra and Duke Ellington. New works introduced by the MJO include those by the director, other Meadows faculty and current students.
Check out this MJO spring concert preview on YouTube – a performance of ‘Round Midnight, arranged for jazz brass choir by MJO director Akira Sato
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