LA 7 PM | NY 10 PM | JP 11 AM (+ 1 day) | AUS (Sydney) 12 PM (+ 1 day)
Big Band Hanginar: Stan Kenton's Arrangers ft. featuring Terry Vosbein, Kim Richmond, Bill Mathieu, Mark Taylor and Al Yankee
Take off with Captain John Mitchel’s virtual flight 584* visiting the Stan Kenton Research Center with music and scores from all eras of Stan Kenton arrangers In-flight entertainment includes the music from first class Kenton arrangers Bill Holman, Terry Vosbein, Kim Richmond, Bill Mathieu, Mark Taylor, Al Yankee
Flight Crew: Dave Berges, Gina Cantamessa, Milton Nelson, Evita Wagner
* Flight 584 - 5 Saxes, 8 Brass, 4 Rhythm
New Orleans born composer Terry Vosbein has been writing for his first love, big bands, for the past five decades. As a teen he attended every Stan Kenton clinic and concert that he could get to, bringing his new arrangements for the Kenton band to try out, and being mentored by the likes of Willie Maiden, Hank Levy, Ken Hanna, Bob Curnow, and Kenton himself.
Additionally, Vosbein earned advanced degrees in composition, creating works for the concert hall along the way. He has dozens of chamber pieces, symphonic works, and choral compositions in his list of works. His string orchestra composition “A Prayer for Peace,” a reaction to the events of September 11th, continues to receive performances worldwide.
His life-long study of the music of the Kenton bands led to the creation of the website, allthingskenton.com, a central research point for Kenton scholars for many years. In 2019 Vosbein opened the Stan Kenton Research Center, the the physical embodiment of the website, to house his vast collection.
When not spending his summers composing and arranging in exotic corners of the world, Vosbein is a professor of music composition in beautiful Lexington, Virginia. He received his Doctorate in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Donald Erb.
Stan Kenton Research Center
The Stan Kenton Research Center is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of this vital American music, by offering collections, online resources, research assistance, and public presentations.
The Center opened in late 2019 in the most prominent building in the charming town of Staunton, Virginia. It received its non-profit status just as the pandemic took hold in March 2020. The first year has been mostly one of organizing and cataloging the vast archive. Ongoing projects include scanning Gene Roland’s final library; transferring 180 Digital Audio Tapes that were a gift from a British collector; scanning sizable photo and memorabilia collections from Peter Erskine, board member of the Center, Mark Taylor, and others; the creation of a Stan Kenton Fakebook; and the creation of study scores for Bob Graettinger’s “City of Glass.”
|Event Date||Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Wednesday, September 29, 2021 9:00 pm|