About the 1898 Jazz Orchestra
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia boasts one of the most impressive histories of both activity and activism in the American Jazz tradition of any single organization in existence. With members whose names dot the record books of Who’s Who in Jazz history, Sinfonia is proud to share its reach and mission to help advance the cause of all music in America – Jazz included.
Formed for the 2009 National Convention in Orlando, Florida, the 1898 Jazz Orchestra is Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s premiere big band. Organized by audition for the past four National Conventions, the band has since made a name for itself as one of the top ensembles of the Fraternity with its performances alongside some of the greatest names of the modern jazz age: Andy Martin, Wayne Bergeron, Jamey Aebersold, Gordon Goodwin.
We are excited to continue this tradition into the new era with an announcement and call for auditions for the 1898 Jazz Orchestra for the 57th National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.
FEATURING GUEST PERFORMANCE BY
EIGHT-TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED,
TWO-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SAXOPHONIST
One of the most in-demand saxophone artists in the world, Eric has performed in over 75 different countries, recorded 14 solo CD’s and has played on hundreds of records, television shows, and films.
After starting his professional career in 1980 with famed New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt, Eric Marienthal has gone on to perform with a list of artists that reads like a Who’s Who of musical heavyweights:
This is YOUR CHANCE to play with a legend
First Rehearsal: 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 20, 2022