William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra and Student Ensembles to Perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City on February 24, 2015 Music will include compositions from the University’s Living Jazz Archives and jazz faculty The William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra The William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra and two student jazz ensembles will perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 10 Columbus Circle, New York City on Tuesday, February 24, with sets beginning at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. The evening will feature music from the University’s Living Jazz Archives and jazz faculty. The performances will include big band and small group compositions from the archive collections of iconic jazz performers Thad Jones, Clark Terry, James Williams, and Michael Brecker. Current faculty composers featured will include Grammy Award-winner Pete McGuinness, bass trombonist Tim Newman, world-renowned composer Jim McNeely, veteran arranger Cecil Bridgewater and New York big band leader Bill Mobley. The Jazz Orchestra set will feature premieres of arrangements by master’s degree arrangers and international students Zdenek Kansky (Czech Republic) and Tonatiuh Vazquez (Mexico). Guest soloists will include saxophonists Vincent Herring and Rich Perry, members of the William Paterson adjunct jazz faculty. Herring is a veteran of such bands as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band. Perry is a long-time featured soloist with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and one of the last original members of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.