Bienen Ensembles

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra

The Artistry of Bob Brookmeyer and Toshiko Akiyoshi

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Darius Hampton, conductor 

Bob Brookmeyer and Toshiko Akiyoshi were two “masters of the pen” who recognized the genius of their predecessors in jazz and classical music, and harnessed their creative techniques and skills to create works exploring music’s elements of rhythm, harmony, melody, and texture. In this performance, jazz studies students share some of the Brookmeyer and Akiyoshi works that helped to solidify their reputations as master composers and arrangers. Selections will include Brookmeyer’s ABC Blues, First Love Song, and Hello and Goodbye, and Akiyoshi’s Road Time Shuffle, Transience, and My Elegy. Come celebrate their music, as performed by the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra. 

Music of Toshiko Akiyoshi
Tuning Up
My Elegy
Song for the Harvest
March of the Tadpoles

Music of Bob Brookmeyer
The American Express
Ding Dong Ding
ABC Blues
Make Me Smile
First Love Song
Hello and Goodbye

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.