Ebony & Ivory

Ebony & Ivory

BandJazz

We play "instrumental fusion," a mix of Gershwin, Scott Joplin rags, jazz, Bernstein, original compositions, Benny Goodman and Broadway.

Biography

Ebony & Ivory plays a wide variety of music, including light classical, Gershwin, folk, ragtime, Benny Goodman, jazz, popular, classical, and original compositions. With an astonishing array of instruments (saxophone, multiple clarinets, piano, and state-of-the-art Korg Triton proX and Roland AX-1 keyboards,) these multi-instrumentalists create an ever-changing palette of sound. In addition, Fred’s engaging commentary and Andrew’s beautiful original works entertain every audience, and always leave them wanting more. The optional addition of bass and percussion will be sure to fill even the largest venue!
Few musical groups encompass Ebony & Ivory’s wide variety of repertoire, and fewer still have their ease with diverse musical styles. While most musicians would be content to describe themselves as strictly "classical," "jazz" or "new age," Fred and Andrew ignore these arbitrary boundaries and simply look for the appeal and intrinsic value in each piece of music.

Discography

Debut CD: "Red Hot!" - released 2004

Set List

We offer several different programs: our main show (see repertoire below), a Christmas Show, and orchestral shows. We generally play a 1-hour set, take a 15-minute break, and then play a 45-minute set. Our typical programme is as follows:

Blue Grass and Green Sky - Andrew Gilpin
Spanish Suite - Andrew Gilpin
Chassidic Dance - Abraham Ellstein
Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm (arr. Frank Bennett)
(Bb Clarinet and Piano)

Moon River - Henry Mancini (arr. Cy Walter)
Clap Yo’ Hands - George Gershwin (arr. Cy Walter)
Heart and Soul - Hoagy Carmichael (arr. Cy Walter)
(Solo Piano)

Dreams of You - Dave McGarry
(Alto Saxophone and Korg Keyboard)
Rag (from "Four Dances") - William Bolcom
(Eb Clarinet and Piano)
America - Leonard Bernstein (arr. A. Gilpin)
(Bb Clarinet and Piano)

INTERMISSION

Minority - Andrew Gilpin
(Bb Clarinet, Korg and Roland AX-1 Keyboards)
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano - Joseph Horovitz
(Bb Clarinet and Piano)

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