Featuring the finest jazz musicians in the greater Atlanta area, Tempest consistently blows up a storm!
With six horns—alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; two trumpets; one trombone—plus piano, bass, and drums, Tempest has a powerful sound all its own. Duke Ellington, Count Basie…the big bands are well represented in Tempest’s expansive repertoire.
What separates us from a typical swing band is an adherence to the fundamental heartbeat of jazz—improvisation. Tempest jams! In addition to the sounds of the big bands, you’ll find Tempest set lists dedicated to the small-group sounds of Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey…all exquisitely arranged for Tempest.
Tempest’s latest, critically-acclaimed CD, “Round Midnight” (available internationally through CDbaby.com, amazon.com and itunes), is a well-balanced, ten-track trek through multiple genres. While the sound of Tempest’s first CD, “Atlanta Live” (released in 2001) is based on lengthy improvisations, Tempest is also known as a band for classy, black-tie events, offering quiet dinner music, tasteful dance music, and entertaining shows.
When: Saturday, July 7, 2012 – 9:30pm & 11:30pm Shows
Where: Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe – 660 Peachtree Street – Atlanta, GA
What was the name of Tempest Little Big Band’s debut CD Release?
Entry Deadline: Friday, July 6, 2012