Join the Eco-Music Big Band for a special Earth Day celebration! BLUES PLANET, MY LOVE is an evening of music that celebrates the liberation of our planet, and the liberation of all people. This concert features three world premieres of works by Albert Marques, Marie Incontrera, and Alexis Cuadrado, and works by Fred Ho, Cal Massey, and others, with special guest Los Angeles-based and internationally acclaimed hip hop artist, Olmeca. This concert is made possible in part by the Eric Stokes Fund.
The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece professional big band that spans many generations and includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians. Our roster includes bass trombonist David Taylor (Gil Evans, New York Philharmonic), saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman, Craig Harris), bass trombonist Earl McIntyre (Mel Lewis, Thad Jones), Zack O'Farrill and Adam O'Farrill (Arturo O'Farrill, Randy Weston). The Eco-Music Big Band is lead by Marie Incontrera, who was Fred Ho's final composition protege.
Hailed as “talented... inspiring” (The Vermont Standard), The Eco-Music Big Band is committed to presenting the music of the legendary jazz composers of the 20th century that were overlooked (such as Cal Massey), to continuing the legacy its prodigious composer & founder (the late Fred Ho), and to providing a platform for the next generation of big band composers. The Eco-Music Big Band regularly collaborates with hip hop artists from around the world.