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"Not Your Daddy's Big Band" 

Presentation at the Mayo High
7:00 pm January 18, 2024 

Introduction & Welcome

1.  Purpose: 
a.  Pre-concert talk
b.  Comparison-Contrast w/ previous bands
c.  How I Write and Arrange the Music 

Upcoming Concerts & Recording

1. JPBB Chronology
2. Winona Art Center Anniversary Concerts
3.  Live recording & studio recording 

Comparison - Contrast

1.  Early, Middle & Contemporary Bands
2. Big Band Grammys - History
3. Similarities & Differences

How I Write & Arrange Music

1. The Charts
2. Lead Sheet Example "Blues For Erin" mp3
3. Big Band Realization  mp3  - Score   

Summary & Questions

Concert:  Saturday Jan. 20 7:00 pm
Mayo H.S. Theatre
(JP Big Band featuring vocalist Janette Hanson + 2 Mayo H.S. Jazz Groups directed by Mr. Aaron Cole 


John C. Paulson is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural

heritage fund.  

Interesting Big Bands to check out
Mingus Big Band 
Big Phat Band
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