Rolling Stones Get Jazz Treatment

musi_jazz_orchestra_posterThe rare music fan of American jazz and British rock-n-roll will get plenty of satisfaction next weekend when the American Jazz Composers Orchestra (AJCO) presents the music of The Rolling Stones.

The concert, presented by the Maverick Theatre Company, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are $10.

Associate Professor Dan Cavanagh (Music), who is the associate director of jazz studies at UT Arlington, is the AJCO’s artistic director and a driving force behind the concert.

“The music of the Rolling Stones fits right into the jazz idiom: high-energy music, great memorable melodies and arrangements that capture the iconic status of the band’s legacy,” said Cavanagh, who is familiar with the intersection of jazz and rock: in 2011, he contributed a jazz arrangement to the Radiohead Jazz Project, an album created by Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music.

For this show, American composers Tim Ries — current saxophonist with the Stones — and Matt Harris did the arrangements.

Formed in 2010, the AJCO celebrates its fourth birthday in November. The band includes top jazz musicians from Dallas and Fort Worth. The AJCO, Cavanagh said, is a professional, not-for-profit jazz big band dedicated to performing the compositions and arrangements of living American composers.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Theatre Arts Box Office at (817) 272-2669.

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