Greg Waters Jazz Chamber Orchestra
The NYJCO is an Orchestra formed in September of 1978 by a group of
NY veteran jazz musicians to direct their musical careers in a new direction.
Also, to give the public a new sound of jazz from the jazz
capital, New York City.
We created the instrumentation and the format of the ensemble.
The search by the musicians was consummated by the composer arranger Greg
Waters, when he came up with the unique instrumentation and format of his
compositions and arrangements.The instrumentation has the musical range
from bass to soprano, giving a total combination of all 5 ranges (bass,
baritione, tenor, alto, and soprano). The instrumentation and format allows
the ensembe to balance with the jazz solo. The orchestra has a deep full
sound without the blare of the 8 brass from the big band, but we can still
enjoy the mixing of the saxophones, trumpet and trombones with the traditional
jazz four men rhythm section.
We believe this orchestra is the most exciting musical
event to come out of jazz in the last 30 years.
You can act by finding us bookings and bringing our orchestra
to your great city or country.