"New Yorkers' imaginations operate on a large scale," claims Stewart, in their choice of orchestras as well as in other pursuits. This article describes the high level of musicianship, variety, and sheer numbers of big bands operating in the city, and surveys the venerable history of New York big bands beginning in the first decades of the 20th century.
Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz
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Maria Schneider, Mel Lewis, Oliver Lake, Spirit of Life Ensemble, Thad Jones, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Village Vanguard Orchestra