TOWER JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
The name says a lot. “Tower” since the orchestra, formed in 2016, is the resident big band of the Jazz Club Ferrara, based in a bastion of the Renaissance city walls called Torrione San Giovanni. “Jazz Composers Orchestra”, since its repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements by its members, which means highlighting the role and the value of jazz composition. The historical reference is the famous Jazz Composers Orchestra created by Carla Bley and Mike Mantler, which remained active between the mid ‘60s and the mid ‘70s. The large staff, which provides for the possibility of turnover between various musicians, was born as an evolution of previous educational projects.