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Brandon University Big Band featuring special guest Rich Brown
The Brandon University Big Band (BUBB) is one of the best and most eclectic large ensembles in collegiate North America, and the premier performing ensemble of Brandon University’s Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music Program. Under the direction of Michael Cain, this ensemble plays music that ranges from traditional big band repertoire such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Thad Jones, as well as a wide range of contemporary popular music of today. While the ensemble is rooted in the language and tradition of jazz, past performances have included music from Prince, Jay Z, Beyonce, Snarky Puppy, 21 Pilots, Fela Kuti, Aretha Franklin, and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. Noted for it’s exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performances, a BUBB concert is an event not to be missed.
Special Guest Rich Brown
Electric bassist/composer Rich Brown has been playing professionally since 1992. He has released 3 albums as a leader, and appears on over 70 recordings ranging from Jazz to Funk to traditional Arabic and Asian music. Rich has performed with a wide variety of artists including Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Coleman, Angelique Kidjo, Kurt Elling, Kim Mitchell, James Blood Ulmer, The Parachute Club, Molly Johnson, and David Clayton Thomas to name just a few.
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