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Out of Nowhere

by Reunion Jazz Orchestra

Award-winning Chicago area big band - the Reunion Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalist Jennifer R. Connelly.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. Too Close For Comfort
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2. La Fiesta
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4:19 album only
3. Out Of Nowhere
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2:45 album only
4. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
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2:48 album only
5. Flight Of The Foo Birds
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3:23 album only
6. Til You Come Back To Me
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7. Someone To Watch Over Me
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8. Red Bank Boogie
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9. Gentle Rain
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10. Look For The Silver Lining
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11. Bella Maria De Mi Alma
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12. Skylark
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13. Woodchoppers Ball
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Album Notes
What kind of reunion is this anyway?

All members of the Reunion Jazz Orchestra (RJO) share a very unique background. Every member is a “son of Notre Dame” – either from Notre Dame High School in Niles, Illinois, or from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. All share a connection to, and a special affection for, the founder of the school’s jazz program, Rev. George Wiskirchen, C.S.C., (“The Swinging Padre”).

Out of this creative environment have come many famous and award-winning musicians, such as, Jimmy Pankow (Chicago), Grammy nominee composer and pianist Jim McNeely (Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), Dick Sisto, and a long list of Chicago music scene stalwarts including Joe Sonnefeldt (Poi Dog Pondering), Larry Lecover (Rhythm City), Dan DeLorenzo, John Kornegay, Bob Sutter, Dave Creighton, and Mark Madsen.

The RJO has in its ranks doctors and architects, executives and entrepreneurs, and information technology professionals. The RJO has as authentic a swing sound as you'll find anywhere, but it also plays ballads, progressive, and latin. RJO performances also showcase the unique vocal stylings of Chicago favorite Jennifer R. Connelly.

The RJO has performed at Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach, at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival, Cantigny Park, Veterans Memorial Band Shell, many Chicago metropolitan area neighborhood festivals, and numerous charitable events. The RJO has reigned as the "house band" at Papa's Pizza in Roselle, IL, and the Sphinx Cafe Restaurant in Niles, IL.

The Reunion Jazz Orchestra is an official alumni organization of Notre Dame High School. All the money raised from performances and the sale of CDs is donated to Notre Dame High School for the support and enhancement of the music program.


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Ray Braun

Still playing strong after all these years.
Though I played with some of these guys back in 1960-1962, the soul is still there. This album is more like our gig songs, the ones we played for area dances, as opposed to the stage performances in the more pure Jazz strain. It still comes off great, in the mainstream Big Band media. The addition of the vocals really clicks. Great album and great memories to boot.


Highly recommend
This CD is fantastic. It has such a great sound and always puts me in a good mood.

Ruth Ann May

Out of Nowhere
Love your style. The orchestra is a blend of very talented musician that complement an extraordinary
singing voice. Could listen all day to the cd.