Steven Feifke and Bijon Watson Present: Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra
September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Steven Feifke (pianist, composer, arranger/orchestator and conductor) and Bijon Watson (lead trumpet) have joined forces to bring together a big band featuring some of the most well known names in all of jazz including Kurt Elling, Sean Jones, John Fedchock, and more.
The co-leaders are both “frequent-flyer-mile” performers in a number of internationally acclaimed large ensembles, and noticed one small problem in each one: there is almost no generation gap! The longstanding tradition spearheaded by artists like Art Blakey and Horace Silver of hiring the “young guns” for an ensemble has all but disappeared in recent years.
With more than two decades between them, Steven and Bijon make the objective of “The Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra” to strengthen that tradition of mentorship that has shaped and defined the jazz idiom since its earliest beginnings.