Happy New Year from everyone in the Nova Jazz Orchestra. Here’s some great news to get this new year rolling: Back in September, and with the guidance of our excellent saxophonist Kari Musil, we had the good fortune of recording a set of music at Baby Blue Arts Studios in Minneapolis. That performance is now… Continue reading Nova Jazz Orchestra Performs at Baby Blue Arts!
We’ve got a great Christmas concert coming up! Mike Krikava gives all the details below: Greetings Nova Jazz friends, The Nova Jazz Orchestra is set to release our 12th CD of all-original music. This release is being timed with the holidays so we will do a combination CD Release and Holiday concert on Sunday, December… Continue reading Nova Christmas Concert & CD Release!
An important reminder: Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra will be performing the “2nd Premier” of Concerto Nova by W.A. “Bill” Mathieu very soon. If you haven’t heard this amazing work yet, here’s your chance. This concert will also be a live recording session. Details below. We hope to see everyone there. What: “2nd Premier” of Concerto… Continue reading Concerto Nova: The “2nd Premier” and Recording
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… Continue reading Nova at 20: A Celebration