American Symphony Orchestra: Jazz Ensemble at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace
ASO Salutes Americas Jazz Royalty; The Count, The Duke & The King
A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to America’s jazz royalty: New Jersey-native jazz pianist, organist, and composer Count Basie, considered one of the all-time greatest bandleaders; singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole, the first Black American to host a TV variety show; and Duke Ellington, whose totally original musical style used a unique blend of both classical and jazz compositional techniques that combined improvisation with written works. Featuring award-winning multi-instrumentalist Alexa Tarantino and accomplished trombonist Dion Tucker.
Alexa Tarantino, Alto Sax/Flute
Dion Tucker, Trombone
Lee Musiker, Piano
Lou Bruno, Bass
Kory Grossman, Drums