Spring Jazz Series: Louise Baranger Quartet (St. Patrick's Day Beer Tasting)March 17, 2017
Louise Baranger was born in Hollywood, CA where she played with the bands of Harry James, Nelson Riddle, Bill Berry, Jack Wilson, and Ray Anthony.
Louise has played at the Playboy, Concord, Kansas City, Boston, and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and performed live and on television with JJ Johnson, Clarke Terry, Plas Johnson, Buddy Collette, Ron Carter, John Pizarrelli, Joe Cocker, Dionne Warwick, Alan Broadbent, Buddy Greco, Barney Kessel, Mel Powell, and a host of others.
Television credits include The World Music Awards, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Swing Time with Barry Manilow, Dallas, Falcon Crest and The Flash. Louise has appeared in music videos with Joe Cocker and Bobby Womack. In the summer of 1984, Louise was the youngest member of the Olympic Jazz Festival house band which featured Shelley Manne, Louie Bellson, and a host of international jazz stars.
As a leader Louise’s 9 piece “little” big band has played at the Emmy Awards in Hollywood, CA, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and numerous private events. As a guest soloist she has performed with symphony orchestras and jazz bands in Germany, Japan, Argentina, Peru and throughout the U.S. Her solo CD, Trumpeter’s Prayer, on Summit Records, features Arturo Sandoval, Tom Kubis, Carl Fontana, and Steve Allen. In addition to teaching privately, Louise was a faculty member at the Litchfield Jazz Camp for seven years. She hosts a jazz and wine show, www.wine-jazz.com, and leads a Connecticut based brass quintet, www.RevolutionaryBrass.com.
Performing on stage will be:
The Louise Baranger Jazz Quartet
Louise Baranger - Trumpet
Larry Ham - Piano
John Mobilio - Bass
Nadav Snir-Zelniker - Drums