Janelle Reichman Quintet Band

Fri

3/16/2018

8:00pm

Jazz

Janelle Reichman Quintet Band

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  • $15 - SOLD OUT General Admission
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  • Janelle Reichman, clarinet and tenor saxophone
  • Ingrid Racine, trumpet
  • Jeff Pedraz, bass
  • Scott Gwinnell, piano
  • Nick Collins, drums

Janelle Reichman

Clarinetist and saxophonist Janelle Reichman has performed all over the world with renowned ensembles such as Doc Severinsen and his Tonight Show Band, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and many more. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Janelle attended the Manhattan School of Music on full scholarship, quickly after which she embarked upon an exciting and diverse career in New York City, where she remained for a decade. Her musical work in NYC ran the gamut from the New Orleans sounds of The Gotham Easy to the soulful grooves of the R&B band ON THE SUN to the Broadway jazz musical After Midnight - and everything in between. Janelle's debut solo album, Middleground, has received rave reviews. In 2016, Janelle was a featured clarinetist at Jazz at Lincoln Center for Moonglow: The Magic of Benny Goodman, and in early 2018 she was welcomed back to Lincoln Center to perform as a guest clarinet soloist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for the show Benny Goodman: The King of Swing. Now happily back in her hometown since 2016, Janelle can be heard around town performing with groups such as Jim Dapogny’s Easy Street Jazz Band, the high-energy klezmer band Klezmephonic, and her own jazz quintet. When she’s not playing her clarinet or saxophone, Janelle is most likely designing and building websites for other musicians in the Midwest and NYC.

"Demonstrating a complete command of the sound and keys of her tenor … seems to defy logic and possibility in her speed, dexterity, and musicianship." - Jazz Improv Magazine

Ingrid Racine

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, trumpeter and composer Ingrid Racine embraces everything from early jazz to bop, fusion to folk and hip hop. Her strong bebop sensibility shines, even as she explores music across decades and geographical boundaries.

After graduating from the esteemed jazz program at Community High School in 2000, Ingrid pursued a BFA in Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, where she studied with the great saxophonist Donald Walden and Detroit Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Bill Lucas. By graduation, Ingrid was playing professionally all over Michigan with an eclectic array of ensembles including the 1920’s jazz ensemble Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, Mady Kouyate’s Heat of Africa, and the Detroit-based all female jazz group Straight Ahead, in addition to steady sideman work in local small jazz groups. Additionally, she toured nationally and internationally with the group NOMO from 2003-2009. In 2007, Ingrid returned to University of Michigan to study with Professor Geri Allen, while completing a Masters Degree in Improvisation. Ingrid has recently performed with the Marion Hayden Ensemble, Wendell Harrison, the Heather Black Project, Jesse Kramer's Juice Box and Ethan Davidson. She currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI and leads her own groups, the Ingrid Racine Quartet and the Gin Dandies.
 

Jeff Pedraz

Jeff Pedraz is a Philadelphia native and now Detroit-area resident bassist, composer and educator. He is an accomplished musician who possesses virtuosity and versatility on both the double bass and electric bass, and has worked in an array of musical genres, ranging from traditional orchestral to modern Jazz. Pedraz received much of his training on stage at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus in Philadelphia in the 1990's, where he had the chance to play with and learn from the house band which included Shirley Scott, Mickey Roker, Arthur Harper, Mike Boone and Sid Simmons. Major career highlights include both national and international touring with groups such as Pat Martino Quintet, Jimmy Bruno Trio, Terell Stafford Quintet, George Garzone Quartet, Freddy Cole Quartet, Kurt Elling Quintet and the Johnny O'neal trio. Throughout his career, Jeff has shared the stage with notable jazz luminaries such as Donald Byrd, Cecil Payne, Sheila Jordan, Christine Ebersol, Arturo Sandoval, John Swana, Jodi Christian, Frank Tiberi, Uri Cane, Eric Alexander, Bryan Lynch, Richie Cole, Bootsie Barnes and many others. He continues to perform in major venues and festivals worldwide while maintaining a presence in the vibrant Detroit music community, where he strives to grow artistically and share the great Jazz tradition with fellow musicians and audiences all over the city.

Scott Gwinnell

Scott Gwinnell is an award-winning pianist, composer/arranger, and educator born in Detroit, and residing in the Metro-Detroit area. He currently freelances as a sideman and leads various groups; the most well-known being the 16-piece Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra. He is an adjunct professor of music at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and an ensemble director at Michigan State University's Detroit Campus. In his career as a pianist, Scott has played with many musical people of note, jazz and otherwise, including Aretha Franklin, Vanessa Williams, Sheena Easton, Roberta Flack, Joe Lovano, Steve Turre, Richie Cole, Dave Liebman, John Clayton, Karriem Riggins, and Jon Hendricks. Scott was music director for Jon for three years. He has recorded over 20 professional recordings as a sideman and has recorded four of his own, including, Cass Corridor Story (2012), released by Detroit Music Factory, a part of the world-famous Mack Ave. jazz label. In 2011, Scott was the music director for Music Hall’s largest fund-raiser performance, Cars and Stars, and is the house pianist on Fridays at Detroit’s legendary supper-club, The London Chop House. As a BMI composer, Scott has written over 300 compositions, from solo piano works to big band, to symphony orchestra and marching band. He has won awards and/or been recognized by Downbeat Magazine, IAJE, ASCAP, and the Detroit Music Awards. The DMAs have awarded Scott 11 times. Scott continues to compose, arrange, and freelance for clients, writing in every type and style. Scott continues to be a vital member of the Detroit / SE Michigan music scene and pushes forward in pursuit of learning America’s native music, Jazz. 

Nick Collins

Nick Collins began playing drums professionally while attending Ann Arbor’s Community High School in the mid-late 1990s. Following high school, Nick lived in New York City from 1998-2004 where he completed a BFA in performance at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music program. Since returning to Ann Arbor, Nick has performed with Dan Bennett, Andrew Bishop, Paul Finkbeiner, Tim Haldeman, Kurt Krahnke, Randy Napoleon, Jeff Pedraz, Janelle Reichman, Justin Walter, and several others.