Igmar Thomas & the Revive Big Band present: A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture, produced by Revive Music

August 7, 2016 | 6:00 pm | Rumsey Playfield | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Igmar Thomas & the Revive Big Band

Heralded by the Village Voice for having New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz, Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound while pointing to things yet to come for a new era of music. Formed in 2010 by trumpeter, composer and arranger Igmar Thomas, this multi-generational ensemble knows no limits while seeking to advance, celebrate and re-imagine sonic freedom in big band form. The Revive Big Band’s well-honed musical sensibilities powerfully synthesize the art of the beat, treatment of melody, reverence of the standard, and nuances of time. Expanding the contemporary canon of composition as it dwells at the intersection of jazz, hip hop, soul and beyond, the band’s repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of jazz standards and contemporary classics by artists ranging from Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard to A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Gangstarr, Bilal and more, in rare live performances.

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