Super excited to be playing the Blue Whale again with some of my best friends. Lauren's music is always fresh, engaging and rhythmic! Can't wait to play and record her large ensemble music.
This is the premier performance of the BABA orchestra! The big band will also premier several new compositions written by Lauren Baba.
Following the performance this week, the BABA orchestra will be going into the studio to record a full length album featuring all the music you'll hear tonight. Come check out this incredible group of musicians!
alto saxes: Michael Mull, Joe Santa Maria
tenor saxes: Kirsten Edkins, Andrew Conrad
bari sax: Ryan Parish
trumpets: Javier Gonzalez, Andrew Rowan, Brandon Sherman, Greg Zilboorg
trombones: Joey Sellers, Harrison Kirk, Shaunte Palmer, Juliane Graile
guitar: Greg Uhlmann
piano: Steve Blum
bass: Emilio Terranova
drums: Mike Lockwood
Lauren Baba is a violinist, violist, composer and arranger living in Los Angeles. She studied jazz and improvised music at Saddleback College and California Institute of the Arts, at which time she received the 2012 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer award for her original composition 144.