May 28th, 2011

Thank you to everyone who has visited our site and signed up to be a part of our mission. We are currently re-organizing to localize within the Boston area and recruit volunteers to assist in our upcoming fundraising events and cataloguing our small but growing library of arrangements.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting the titles of our unpublished arrangement library and listing our new sponsors. If you would like to join us in our efforts and live in the Boston or surrounding area, please contact us.

Amanda Carr, Founder

“A Night to Remember at Carnegie Hall” … by Arnie Koch

On November 1976,  drummer  Danny D’Imperio joined  Woody Herman’s “Thundering Herd” for a 40th Anniversary Concert at Carnegie Hall.  It was in November, 1936 that the fledgling Herman crew, newly- constructed from musicians from the disbanded Isham Jones orchestra, played its first job at the Roseland in Brooklyn.
As the “Alumni Herd” gathered at the rehearsal studio, a jazz columnist  described the scene: Continue reading