Nova Music and Architecture
Data wydarzenia
Chamber Hall CKK Jordanki
30 PLN


The concert will be held under The 26th International Festival "Nova Music and Architecture", Toruń/Kujawsko-Pomorskie 2022

Kujawy + Pomorze – promotion of the economic potential of the region – 2nd


Pohjantie Junior Big Band (Finland)
Krzysztof Dobosiewicz - conductor

Programme: jazz standard, swing, Funk, Fusion

Fot. Tuija Hyttinen


An invigorating mix of musical styles: jazz, swing, funky and fusion will be heard in interpretations by a young band from Finland - the Pohjantie Junior Big Band. The programme will include jazz standards to match such hits as: Lester Leaps in recorded by Kansas City Seven Count Basie in 1939 and attributed to saxophonist Lester Young. 
Who doesn't know George and Ira Gershwin's famous 1924 song Lady, Be Good, later used in the musical of the same name and later made famous by the brilliant Ella Fitzgerald? Another hit we will listen to is Sing, sing, sing from 1936 with music and lyrics by Louis Prima. This synonym for swing was often performed in instrumental versions, the most famous variant resonating in Benny Goodman's interpretations. 
Attributed to Goodman, the standard Stompin’ at the Savoy was created by Edgar Sapmson in 1933 and takes its name from the famous Harlem nightclub Savoy Ballroom in New York. Another jazz standard that will caress the ear of music lovers is Jumpin at the Woodside, a composition first recorded in 1938 by the Count Basie Orchestra. Admittedly, in this case it was the song that made the band famous. Another hit to listen to is Cantaloupe Island composed by Herbie Hancock and recorded on his 1964 album Empyrean Isles. 
The English folk song Greensleeves will put us in a slightly different mood. Legend has it that its author was Henry VIII, who was in love with Anne Boleyn. It is highly likely that the composition was written in the second half of the 16th century, references to its melody being found in William Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, first printed in 1602. 
There will be more surprises as the programme will also include other hits: Prelude to a kiss, previously functioning in the repertoire of Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, among others; The Lady Is a Tramp, a piece from the 1937 musical Rodgers and Hart; The Chicken, a funky-style instrumental composition written by Pee Wee Ellis and popularised by jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. The evening of surprises is about to begin. 

Aneta Derkowska