Nineteen: The music of Oliver Nelson

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Nineteen: The music of Oliver Nelson
Oct 1, 2023

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Join Nineteen, San Jose’s professional big band, as they treat you to the music of Oliver Nelson, American jazz-saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader. His album The Blues and the Abstract Truth is regarded as one of the most significant recordings of its era. Popular in the ’60s and ’70s, Nelson was one of the first African-American modern composers to write for film and television. Projects include The Six Million Dollar Man and Death of a Gunfighter.

Led by San Jose native Gus Kambeitz, Nineteen features many local musicians who regularly perform in the jazz scene and pit orchestras around the Bay Area. You’ll love experiencing jazz in our intimate theater!

Band members: Kevin Kono, Ricky Martinez, Craig Diserens, Dave Rodrigues, Antony Pickard, Diana Tucker, Eric Raeburn, James Pasqual, Nancy Moser, CJ Posner, Rick South, Paul Bautista, Ken Feliciano, Gus Kambeitz, Bruce Campbell, and Tim Roberts.

Nineteen has been performing in the South Bay for more than 20 years, and has hosted many of the world’s greatest jazz artists in feature concerts. The band has also created two original musical theater collaborations with local theaters highlighting historical jazz greats. Learn more about Nineteen.