This amazing Jazz Big Band CD offers exciting burners, fresh interpretations of our favorite songs, thrilling originals, and beautiful & sultry melodies, all recorded live, in the thick of the night, and in the moment.
- Genre: Jazz: Big Band
- Release Date: 2013
"Chicago's newest musical offspring - hip young jazz group the Fatum Brothers' Jazz Orchestra is bringing big bands back!" - KPBS San Diego
"The Fatum Brothers' Jazz Orchestra performs in a way that inspires curiosity, attentiveness, and participation." - Blue Note Jazz Club
"These guys are an amazing story. Really amazing. I have a feeling that you are going to be hearing about the Fatum Brothers' Jazz Orchestra for a long time." - WGN Chicago
The Fatum Brothers’ Jazz Orchestra is not your ordinary jazz big band. No sir, no ma’am, we pride ourselves on what makes us unique. Ranging in age from 21 - 26, the FBJO is a self produced 15 piece jazz orchestra featuring the top young musicians, composers, and soloists in the United States.
Our youth and enthusiasm is equalled by our professionalism and experience. After over 100 performances in five years, two cross-country tours, our own “Jazz For Young People...By Young People,” curriculum, 2 records of all original music , performances from New York to Los Angeles, collaborations with artists such as Grammy Award Winner Bob Mintzer, Downbeat Award winning composer Levi Saelua, sold out performances at the Blue Note, Chicago Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, groundbreaking new composition from the next generation of leading jazz composers and arrangers, and enough memories to last a lifetime... audiences and critics continue to scream for more and more!
Our music connects with the audience. Whether it's our own exciting and fresh compositions or a reverent interpretation of the Duke, the sound of the FBJO has a beautiful and enticing tone that will cause you to lean in closer and closer into the music.
"Live In Chicago," was recorded at Joe Segal's famed Jazz Showcase over a four night run in July of 2011. Featuring each and every member of the ensemble, the CD captures the raw energy, determination, and beauty of an FBJO live performance.