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MP3 Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble - Excerpts From an Online Dating Service

The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble is a group spawned from Kurt Weill and Ornette Coleman. "Excerpts From an Online Dating Service" surveys the current cultural landscape of Internet ‘Casual Encounters’ postings with ample amounts of irony and heartbreak at

9 MP3 Songs in this album (52:00) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Modern Big Band, JAZZ: Modern Free Jazz

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Born in Los Angeles, California in 1985, Nicholas Urie was a recipient of the first annual ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award at the age of 17. Soon after, Nicholas left Los Angeles to study composition with Bob Brookmeyer in Boston, MA. A Graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, receiving both a bachelors and masters degrees, Nicholas was also a member of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop under the direction of Jim McNeely in New York City.

Nicholas’ music has been heard internationally at festivals and concerts in the Netherlands, Peru, Syria, Spain, England, Germany and the United States. Nicholas has an unusually varied background in all forms of composed music bridging the gap between jazz and contemporary music styles. Nicholas is an active conductor leading both large jazz ensembles as well as full symphony orchestras performing works that range from straight ahead jazz to contemporary classical music.

Nicholas has frequently collaborated with celebrated vibraphonist Dave Samuels who has commissioned a number of pieces for Big Band and chamber ensembles, most recently commissioning a concerto for Vibraphone and Chamber Orchestra that was premiered by the Berklee School of Music Chamber Orchestra in December of 2007. Nicholas’ music has been performed by; Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Carlberg, Chris Speed, Bill McHenry, Dave Samuels, Christine Correa, Joe Martin, Bob Moses, the Metropole Orchestra, Ximo Tebar/Granada Jazz Festival Big Band, the Ambassador Jazz Orchestra, the Möbius Chamber Orchestra, the Berklee Chamber Orchestra, Orange County High School of The Arts Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra among others.

The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble is a cast of unique characters based in New York City. The NU Large Ensemble is dedicated to playing the music of our time by addressing the world through a diverse collection of settings based on texts from past and present. Inspiration is harvested from "found" as well as poetic writings whose only criteria is that it must capture the earnestly ironic joys and sorrows of life. The ensemble performs settings of: Robert Creeley, Charles Bukowski, Internet sex ads, the Tao Te Ching, Shirley Temple, Ambrose Bierce, and of course - https://www.tradebit.com seventeen members of the ensemble consist of some of the most interesting performers in NYC. The Ensemble''s new record "Excerpts From an Online Dating Service" (Red Piano Records) prominently features: Christine Correa (who has sung with Ran Blake and Steve Lacy), Chris Speed (Jim Black and Kurt Rosenwinkle), Bill McHenry (Paul Motian, John McNeil), Frank Carlberg (Kenny Wheeler, Steve Lacy, Bob Brookmeyer), John Carlson (Julius Hemphill, Sam Rivers, Tito Puente), and Joe Martin (Kurt Rosenwinkle and Mark Turner).

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