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The Phil Norman Tentet is the best of mid-size jazz bands that finds new and illuminating ways to perform cool, modern, west coast jazz. Performing authentic jazz for over 15 years the Tentet combines sounds from bands like Miles Davis “Birth of the Cool” and west coast jazz bands of the 50’s, and explores new ideas from many modern day arrangers and composers like Bob Florence, Dave Pell, Alan Broadbent, Roger Neumann, Kim Richmond, Tom Kubis, Dan Higgins and others. Phil Norman’s idea as the tentet leader is to have a small group instrumental sound that uses different tempos, arrangers, and soloists playing jazz standards and original compositions. The Phil Norman Tentet recently released their 8th CD entitled “Then and Now”. It is a collection of 12 of the most well-known jazz compositions played with a contemporary sound. The recording is currently receiving top airplay of the most recent recorded CDs across the nation according to “Jazz Week”. The Phil Norman Tentet includes Christian Jacobs on piano, Dick Weller on drums, Brad Dutz on percussion, Kenny Wild on bass, Yarone Levy on guitar, Carl Sanders on trumpet, Ron Stout on trumpet, Scott Whitfield on trombone, Bruce Babad on alto sax, Roger Newman on baritone sax, and Phil Norman on tenor sax. This collection of jazz musicians have performed and recorded with literally hundreds of the top jazz and music artists of today and years past. Each musician is a leader in their own right, and have played in a multitude of musical settings both as leaders and sidemen. Saturday November 26th at 7:30pm the Phil Norman Tentet performs at Pete Carlsons’ Jazz for Jazz Lovers. Don’t miss this exciting band of 11 world-class musicians who play with a thrilling and remarkable sound. We’ll see you there!!!!

 

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