Earl McIntyre & Tribute
February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Earl McIntyre (Composer, Bass Trombone, Tuba)
Renee Manning (Vocals)
Jim Seeley (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Alejandro Aviles (Reeds)
Patience Higgins (Reeds)
Ron Jackson (Guitar)
Jerome Harris (Bass, Guitar)
Carlos “Carly” Maldonado (Vibraphone/Percussion)
Buddy Williams (Drums)
Celebrate Black History Month with A Night of Tribute III! Join Earl McIntyre & Tribute as they create musical portraits of influential figures throughout African American history such as evangelist Father Divine, baseball pitcher Satchel Paige, political activist Marcus Garvey, abolitionist Sojourner Truth, singer-songwriter Otis Redding, tuba virtuoso Howard Johnson, singer-songwriter-pianist Otis Blackwell and more.
World renowned musician, arranger and composer Earl McIntyre has played with legends such as Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal, Lester Bowie, The Band, Stevie Wonder, McCoy Tyner, Carla Bley, Lou Rawls, Jeffrey Osborne, Aretha Franklin, Cedar Walton, Levon Helm, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Ellington Orchestra, the Thad Jones -Mel Lewis Orchestra (with whom he was associated for over 20 years) Slide Hampton, George Gruntz, the Mingus Big Band, Cecil Taylor, the Carnegie Hall Jazz band, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Fred Ho, Renée Manning and many others.
Known as an established Bass Trombone and Tuba player, he is also a respected conductor and arranger. Earl has served as a guest conductor for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, wrote large ensemble compositions for (and directed) the Musicians of Brooklyn Initiative Big Band (an organization founded by Lester Bowie, Oliver Lake, and others). He was also musical director for Town Hall’s “Ragtime to Broadway” featuring music from 1900-1909.Earl’s arranging and orchestrating credits include Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, the “Saturday Night Live ” band, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, Johnny Copeland, Cedar Walton, Renée Manning, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, The Mingus Big Band, Elvis Costello, Steve Turré, Bob Stewart, Jon Faddis, J.J. Johnson, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, as well as, Cannonball and Nat Adderley.
Earl is currently co-founder and music director of Excelsior Music Studio, a new music school in Brooklyn, NY