Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Fri | Jan 15, 2010 | 7:30pm

The legendary Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began life as the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966 and has performed continuously ever since. Their current name comes from the fact that they are booked at the Village Vanguard in New York City every Monday. Several of the current key members played for Thad, so the original precepts of sound and swinging are proudly held and displayed while the other original precepts of creativity and experimentation are nurtured and encouraged.