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Quincy’s Joint

This generation’s Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra will get the sense of what it’s like to go back to the roots of today’s contemporary music when it surveys the music of Quincy Jones that had its beginnings in Jazz. Fortified in every section with the alumni of Jones orchestras of bygone years it would be as if the youth will be handed a ‘baton’ as they rub shoulders with the masters to carry on that legacy!

Paulette McWilliams (voc), Eric Miyashiro (Ltp), Eddie Henderson (tp), George Robert (as), Marques Young (tb), Adam Rogers (g), Helen Sung (p), Tamir Shmerling (b), Terri Lyne Carrington (dr)

Much of the music is the original Quincy arrangements adapted for this orchestra while the rest is custom arranged by the acclaimed Bob Freedman for the SYJO. Directing the ensemble is Gil Goldstein who will also step up with his accordion occasionally. This opportunity to work on this production promises an enriching experience for the young members of the orchestra.

Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra


Urs Binkert – tp/flh

Silvan Schmidtp/flh

Simon Stücheli – tp

William Jacquemet – tb

Christian Dysli – tb


Anna Diem – fl

Chris Sommer – as

Christoph Huber – ts

Cédric Duverney – ts

Nick Zihlmann – bs

Rhythm Section

Stefan Gugler – g

Mina Yu – p

Moritz Meyer – b

Lukas Briner – dr

Listen to excerpts of the originals on iTunes!


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Complete list of tunes:

  1. Moanin’
  2. Straight No Chaser
  3. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
  4. A Taste Of Honey
  5. The Shadow Of Your Smile
  6. On Green Dolphin Street
  7. The Birth Of A Band
  8. I Remember Clifford
  9. Almost Being Like You
  10. Cool Joe – Mean Joe
  11. Lush Life
  12. Caravan
  13. Let The Good Times Roll
  14. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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