One of the most entertaining jazz ensembles to hit the Greater Buffalo jazz scene in the past year has been Mark Filsinger’s Eleventet band. Winners of the 2015 JazzBuffalo poll for Best Big Band. JazzBuffalo and MusicalFare Theatre, in partnership, are pleased to present this outstanding collection of jazz talents to the Cabaret Lounge on Friday, April 1st at 8 pm.
Mark Filsinger is a composer, arranger, educator and trumpeter who is Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo State. He holds a PhD in Music Education and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Eastman School of Music. Noted for his versatile trumpet performances and arrangements, Mark has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, the Temptations, and at several national, as well as, international music conferences.
Mark Filsinger has assembled a cast of some of the Greater Buffalo’s top jazz artists to create Eleventet. An ensemble with big band flavors that performs improvisational arrangements of jazz standards and classics. In addition, introducing original compositions highlighting the outstanding jazz artists making up the band.
The band includes such prominent jazz artists as:
Dave Schiavone on tenor sax
Ken Kurcziak on baritone sax
Jim Bohm on trumpet
Mark Filsinger on trumpet
John Hasselback, Jr. on trombone
Rick Fleming on trombone
Jim Colemon on bass
Devin Kelly on drums
Here is a recent performance by the Eleventet Ensemble on the tune Softly:
The MusicalFare Theatre Cabaret Lounge offers an intimate and unique setting to hear Eleventet. And, to see a collection of top jazz artists from the Buffalo area.
You can reserve seats online at MusicalFare Theatre or call the box office at 716-839-8540 (see poster below). Do so early as this will undoubtedly be a much sought-after performance to see and hear.
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