The Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra Presents a Requiem for RYLES
“AAhh! Yes!! We are closing yet another jazz club…. So many great musical moments and memories were created in this space.”
— Greg Hopkins
Thursday, June 7, 2018 Ryles Jazz Club 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge 8:30 & 10:00 sets | General admission: $15.00 (Student admission: $10.00)
Greg Hopkins will debut “The Dream Catcher” composed “in honor of this sad occasion.”
The Greg Hopkins 16 Piece all-star jazz orchestra has been playing its own brand of large ensemble music for over forty years now, all over the Northeast. The band has appeared in the Boston Globe Jazz Festival five times, the Newport Jazz Festival, and in the Melrose and Cape Cod Jazz Festivals. They play regularly at the local jazz clubs — Ryles, Regatta Bar, Sahara Club, and the Pressroom.
There is some history here, and a whole lot of dues. These musicians have extensive road credentials, traveling and recording with such jazz luminaries as Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, Lonnie Smith, Lyle Lovett, and George Russell, just to name a few.
An ensemble of this nature gathers together not without the idea of recreating some of the intense energy of those “road band” days. The maturity of ensemble playing and depth of improvisation is an obvious result of all that experience.
The Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra Summer 2018 is:
Scott deOgburn, trumpet; Jeff Galindo, trombone; Ilona Kudina, flute; Christian Marrero, trumpet; Max Acree, trombone; Allan Chase, alto saxophone; Don Gorder, trumpet; Jeff Hoyer, trombone; Lihi Haruvi, alto saxophone; Dan Rosenthal, trumpet; Peter Cirelli, bass trombone; Rick DiMuzio, tenor saxophone; Greg Hopkins, leader, trumpet; Bob Patton, tenor saxophone; Ben Whiting, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet; Doug Johnson, piano; John Lockwood, bass; Bob Tamagni, drums; and special guest, Tim Miller, guitar.
“Sometimes it seems like we’re running jazz club closing service around here. We’ve bid farewell to such revered venues.”
— Greg Hopkins