[Photo of Secret Society by Lindsay Beyerstein.]
This year at our ball, 3QD is very proud to feature:
Darcy James Argue conducting Secret Society
Secret Society is a dynamic new big band featuring Darcy’s original works. It is also a showcase for singular, exciting soloists like trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, saxophonists Donny McCaslin and Will Vinson, and pianist Mike Holober. Secret Society is a forward-looking ensemble, influenced by contemporary big bands like the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, but also atmospheric indie bands like Broken Social Scene and Calexico, and adventurous new music ensembles like Eighth Blackbird and Anti-Social Music. Secret Society made their New York debut at the CBGB Lounge on May 29, 2005, playing to a large and enthusiastic audience, and continue to draw listeners and create a buzz everywhere they perform.
In addition to Secret Society and Pulse, Darcy’s music has been performed by the BMI New York Orchestra, the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, the NEC Jazz Composers Orchestra, the McGill Jazz Orchestra, and ensembles of the Peabody Conservatory.
“Argue is a stunningly skilled bandleader who steers an ensemble stocked fat with exceptional players […]. Argue’s charts serve notice of a sophisticated composer, one who knows his Stravinsky and Ligeti as well as his Bob Graettinger and Thad Jones. I look forward to hearing more from this band.” — Steve Smith, Associate Music Editor, Time Out NY
“Darcy James Argue’s big band skillfully realizes the leader’s mature, emotive compositions and thick arrangements.” — Hank Shteamer, Time Out NY
“Darcy James Argue has developed an experimental yet accessible voice as a composer… his gifts are outstanding.” — Bob Brookmeyer
Much more information about Darcy and Secret Society can be found here.
In addition, there will be hors d’oeuvres/drinks/dancing/DJs and more.
Also, light food from the divine Jackson Heights restaurant Kebab King will be available.
Place: Flux Factory
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2006
Time: 9:00 pm
Dress: White (wear anything that is white, even a scarf; not formal)
Cover: Five dollars
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