Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 7:30pm
Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 3:00pm
City Opera House
Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
We close the 22-23 concert season with our Jazz Orchestra in a program that is particularly close to Artistic Director, Kevin Rhodes‘ heart. We present jazz legend and icon, Bob James in a concert completely devoted to him, his music, and career!
Maestro Rhodes says, “ever since I first worked with Bob on his Piano Concerto in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philharmonic as part of the great Tokyo Jazz Festival, I have known I was in the presence of someone special, and a great friend. Bob and I have collaborated on many projects since then. A concert honoring Bob playing his most beloved tunes with our Jazz Orchestra has been a dream of mine ever since we first worked together. In fact, being inspired by Bob for this musical world of Jazz was one of the main reasons I formed the Jazz Orchestra, and now that I have the opportunity to realize the dream of performing this concert with Bob and them, I could not be more honored and happy to conclude our official season with this set of concerts.”