Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra

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Date(s) - 02/09/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Light Hall Theater
900 W. College Avenue - Silver City, NM

Founded in 1982 by Pancho Romero, the 18-member Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra has been delighting audiences throughout the Southwest for more than thirty years. For many years under the leadership of trombonist John Sanks, the band has performed with an impressive list of guest artists, including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Pete Christlieb, Jim Pugh, Scott Wendholt, Dick Oatts, John Fedchock, Wayne Bergeron, Bob McChesney, Jeff Coffin, Butch Miles and jazz trumpet legend and Albuquerque native Bobby Shew, who served as the Musical Director of AJO from 2007 to 2010. The band features professional and semi-professional musicians, public school, and university educators.

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