The Jim Widner Big Band is a 17 piece jazz orchestra playing music in the styles of Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman yet with a distinct sound and style all of their own. The band is comprised of former sidemen from the bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Maria Schneider and others. The band has recorded 5 critically acclaimed CD’s, “Yesterdays and Today”, “Body and Soul”, “Live, The Jim Widner Big Band Rides Again”, “Flying High”, and “Out Of This World”, with their 6th one to be released in early 2013. The band has also performed with such artists as Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, John Pizzarelli, Marilyn Maye, Steve Lippia and a host of others. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Jim Widner Big Band has established itself in an educational setting presenting concerts, clinics, residencies, festival and summer camps. For more information refer to www.jimwidnerbigband.com.
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