The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra: The Best is Yet to Come
The active New York Jazz scene and the outstanding educational opportunities therein convinced several of the JCO members to trade in their flip-flops for winter coats. Nguyen just received his master's degree from SUNY-Purchase, where he studied under acclaimed trumpeter Jon Faddis. Lee, who was one of the first students enrolled in Julliard's Jazz Studies program, was recently appointed director of the Jazz Orchestra.
Also at Julliard, Sikivie just earned his master's degree in music and Edwards is studying with trombone master Steve Turré.
Just as they expected when they left their college days behind, they've gone their separate ways. And just as they planned, the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra continues to be the nexus that keeps the group in touch with each other.
The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra (151 Records, 2009)