Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band’s first album set for fall release
It must have been quite a sight: A 17-piece big band, all gathered together at Sit-N-Spin recording studio in downtown Greenville, blasting out favorites by Count Basie and Thad Jones, and a lot of their own compositions.
Local musicians hope to foster a burgeoning jazz scene in Greenville
On Thursday night at the end of March, a packed house of music fans, about 60 or so, sat at The Wheel in the West End and listened blissfully as jazz bassist Nicky Orta and guitarist Jorge Garcia played a fantastic set.
In an increasingly fast-paced world where you only a have a few seconds to tell people what you’re all about, drummer Stephen Russ of the band The Fire Tonight has come up with a pretty attention-getting description of the trio’s music: “Rage Against the Machine as a piano trio, playing jazz,” he calls it.