Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Bill Lowe Andy Jaffe Repertory Big Band

The Bill Lowe Andy Jaffe Repertory Big Band has been in existence since 1986, performing dozens of original compositions and arrangements as well as large ensemble jazz works by such iconic composers as Mary Lou Williams, Bill Finegan, Charles Mingus and Sun Ra, among others.  Featuring some of the best improvisers and interpreters of jazz music in the New England region, the band convincingly interprets music in a wide range of jazz styles.  With years of experience teaching and collaborating, Bill and Andy are interested in bringing the audience into the performance, often including accompanying workshops and lecture demonstrations with their performances in hopes of expanding the listener's experience beyond the purely aural.  

Contact Information

First Name: 
Andy
Job Title/Position: 
Co-Director and Principal Arranger
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 382
Conway, MA 01341
Physical Address: 
PO Box 382
Conway, MA 01341
Last Name: 
Jaffe
Phone: 
413-369-4778

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Jazz
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Jazz
Year Founded: 
1986
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
2
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Williams College; Vermont College of Fine Arts
Education: 
St. Lawrence Univeristy; Berklee College of Music; University of Massachusetts
Awards: 
NEFA Compositions AWARDS, 1977, 1980

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
PA System, 25 music stands, tuned acoustic piano, full backline (bass amp, guitar amp, drum set)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$4,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
20
Maximum Number of Performers: 
23

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
High School-age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
40 years college and University teaching experience
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500