A Cool Summer Gets Hotter

The Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra has its June, 2011 performance tonight (the 28th) at the Shorewood Bar & Grill in Fridley. Remember, the music starts at 7pm, and we’ll play off and on till 11. Come on out — the Shorewood features great food and drinks, to say nothing of the enhanced musical ambience provided by us. We’ll see you there.

Nova & Le Sacre du Printemps

Nova would like to thank those who’ve augmented the band’s personnel while we performed Bill Mathieu’s music in recent months. Because of Stan Kenton’s predilection for expanded big-band instrumentation, your aid was absolutely necessary and helped give us the big sound everyone noticed at the Shorewood last month. (Of course, the writing might have had something to do with that, too). Thanks especially to Bill Mathieu himself: he paid us a fine visit, rehearsed us, and spoke to us about what he values in music. Thanks to everyone in the band — your rehearsal, performance and general hard work made the project possible and enjoyable. And our sound engineer, Matt? Special thanks to him as well.

Coming up this Tuesday, March 22, at 7pm, Nova is back at the Shorewood. We’ll be delving back into our regular repertoire, but as usual everyone can expect some surprises.