MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE GUILD
PRESENTS
THE STAN KENTON TRIBUTE ORCHESTRA

One-night-only show will benefit the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild, which supports the Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts

November 1, 2012 (Jupiter) – With a fresh and uniquely powerful sound, Stan Kenton led his innovative and progressive orchestra to change jazz forever.

Now, on Friday, November 16, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild is inviting local music lovers to experience Kenton’s innovative sound with the Stan Kenton Tribute Orchestra, sponsored by Kretzer Piano. With a concert to benefit the Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, this high-energy tribute orchestra will play all of the Kenton jazz classics ,featuring “Artistry in Rhythm,” “Intermission Riff,” and many more.

A pioneer who has strongly influenced modern American life, Kenton was a pianist, composer and arranger whose music changed the dynamic of the jazz scene during the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

 “We are extremely energized about our 10th Anniversary season of dynamic season shows and limited engagements – and the always-thrilling big band sound of Stan Kenton is sure to get anyone ‘in rhythm’ with live theatre,” said the Theatre’s producing artistic director, Andrew Kato. “We invite everyone to come and experience the magic of this incredible tribute.”

The orchestra is under the leadership of Fort Lauderdale musician Dennis Noday, a classically-trained musician who led the trumpet section and played flugelhorn with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Orchestras for a decade, recording ten double albums with Kenton and four with Ferguson. He has played for a number of highly successful Broadway musicals and recorded a number of television soundtracks, including Quincy, M.E., The Incredible Hulk and Hawaii Five-0.

Proceeds from the concert will directly benefit the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand about the world of theatre from nationally-known composers and performers, agents and local instructors.

“We are incredibly grateful for this fundraising effort by our Guild, whose members support our Conservatory in so many ways – including providing scholarships for local students,” Kato said. “We are very proud to be able to provide scholarships to one out of every four of our Conservatory students.”

Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and all tickets are $40. For tickets, call the box office at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Now celebrating its 10th season, the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,500 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.          

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Friday, November 16Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild presents the Stan Kenton Tribute Orchestra
Under the leadership of Dennis Noday, this high-energy big band plays all of the Stan Kenton jazz classics featuring “Artistry in Rhythm,” “Intermission Riff,” and more. With a fresh and uniquely powerful sound that forever changed the big band jazz world, Kenton’s music is undoubtedly as provocative today as it was 60 years ago! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $40. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano. Phone: (561) 575-2223. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org.