Presented by the BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF), join us for a special edition of our "first Thursdays" big band residency as composers Sam Blakeslee & Dan Pugach team up to present all-new music featuring special guest artists Dave Smith, Jorn Swart, & Cory Todd from New York City!
The Sam Blakeslee/Dan Pugach Tentet is a special collaboration co-led by the two composers and arrangers that features an exciting mix of Northeast Ohio and New York City musicians.
The evening will feature one of the most in-demand trumpet players in New York City, Dave Smith, who has recorded and/or played with Harry Connick Jr., Alan Ferber, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. The group contains members hailing from all over the world including Israel, Holland, and Canada, and are all established bandleaders and composers in their own right.
The band will feature the talents of: Bobby Selvaggio (alto saxophone), Chris Coles (tenor saxophone), Brad Wagner (baritone saxophone), Dave Smith (trumpet – from NYC), Sam Blakeslee (trombone), Mark Mauldin (bass trombone), Dan Bruce (guitar), Jorn Swart (piano – from NYC), Cory Todd (bass – from NYC), Dan Pugach (drums – from NYC).
Join us at BLU Jazz+ as these composers debut all-new compositions for this very special concert collaboration – get your tickets today!