It began in 1992, when two people, trombonist Rose Lewis and saxophonist Mike Krikava, felt the need for a band that could perform new and home-grown Minnesotan big-band music. The solution? Start a new band! Early in 1992, the first rehearsals of the “Novy Jazovy Orkestr” (a Czech inspiration, meaning “New Jazz Orchestra”) were convened in a local band room. Now, many, many, performances and eight-plus recordings later, the Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra is 20 years old. Come celebrate with us — it’ll happen at the Artist’s Quarter in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 11, 2012 at 7pm. Don’t forget to bring a friend. Here are all the details:
- What: Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra 20th Anniversary Celebration
- Where: Artist’s Quarter, 408 Saint Peter Street, Saint Paul, MN
- When: November 11, 2012 at 7pm
- Admission: A $5 donation is suggested.