The LVYJO has had a wonderful program this year. In its first months of the Spring semester, JOI’s Artistic Director Kenny Rampton curated many jazz greats to come speak to our students.
The students spent time with some of the jazz world’s most celebrated artists including Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Victor Goines and Chris Crenshaw, internationally renowned tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, local Las Vegas musicians and composers Nathan Tanouye and Jorge Machain, Sherrie Maricle (leader of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra) and tenor saxophonist/vocalist Camille Thurman. All of these guest artists spoke to our students about their life and music.
Camille Thurman will appear as a special guest soloist on LVYJO’s final recording of the semester, Chris Crenshaw’s arrangement of the Miles Davis classic song Milestones, arranged by Chris Crenshaw for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The LVYJO will present its spring 2021 online concert on Wednesday, May 19th across its YouTube Channel, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter properties.