Derrick Gardner and Big dig Band’s Still I Rise premier on Mumbai Opera – Feb 6th

Saturday, Feb 6th at 7:30 AM EST At The Royal Opera House, Mumbai’s YouTube channel:
Still I Rise by Derrick Gardner and The Big dig! Band. The pieces showcase Derrick’s formidable trumpet chops, but also his finesse as a composer and arranger. From greasy blues to extravagant showstoppers, to languid ballads, these tunes have sinew and sparkle, muscle and shimmer. His soli sections are fully charged, and his compositional ideas move brilliantly through the band, making room for inspired soloing. He lets his star players blaze, and makes room for the younger players to shoulder in.

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