ARTISTRY IN JAZZ is for musicians who love to play big band jazz. Jerry Tate organized the jazz orchestra in June 2010.

ARTISTRY IN JAZZ is a group of 21 musicians and a vocalist local to the Wilmington area.  The music we perform is based on the west coast style of Stan Kenton.  His music was performed from the 40’s through the late 70’s. Our orchestra plays the original manuscript copies as recorded by the Kenton Orchestra.

Our repertoire consists of arrangements by Stan Kenton, Lennie Niehaus, Bill Holman, Gene Roland, Bill Russo, Bill Mathieu, Hank Levy and others.  Other styles performed are by Ted Heath, Perez Prado, Les Brown, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.