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Javier Arau Jazz Orchestra at the Brooklyn Tea Lounge

  • Brooklyn Tea Lounge (map)

Composer and bandleader Javier Arau is a former member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, where he studied under Vanguard Orchestra musical director Jim McNeely, and he was a protege of acclaimed arranger and composer Bob Brookmeyer. Currently the program director of New York Jazz Academy, Arau's compositions are published by UNC Jazz Press and Dorn Publications, and he has received awards and honors from Down Beat Magazine, ASCAP, BMI, and MTNA. Also an accomplished saxophonist, he was the cover artist of the July 2009 issue of Saxophone Journal and is an artist endorser for Virtuoso saxophones. The Javier Arau Jazz Orchestra, based in NYC, is a dynamic 18-piece big band that features Javier's own compositions and arrangements.