The Capital Jazz Orchestra & Strings – Here’s to Sinatra

The Capital Jazz Orchestra & Strings

Clayton “Skip” Poole, Music Director Presents

Featuring the vocal stylings of

CJ POOLE

CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS CHUBB THEATRE

SUNDAY OCTOBER 10, 2021, 4PM

 

BAND PERSONNEL
Reed I – NATE JORGENSEN
Reed II – CHARLIE JENNISON
Reed III – ARNIE KRAKOWSKY
Reed IV – LOU STAMAS
Reed V – GREG MOSTOVOY
Trumpet I – BRYAN DAVIS
Trumpet II – ANDY GRAVISH
Trumpet III – TOM PALANCE
Trumpet IV – PAT STOUT
Trombone I – JEFF GALINDO
Trombone II – CHRIST OBERHOLTZER
Trombone III – ARTIE MONTANARO
Trombone IV – TIM KELLY
French Horn – ALYSSA DALY
String Bass – JOHN HUNTER
Guitar – PAUL BOURGELAIS
Piano – BRIAN RAYMOND
Drums – JIM LATTINI
Percussion – ED STERLING
Harp – KATIE LYON-PINGREE
Concertmaster – ELLIOTT MARKOW
Violin I – JESSICA AMIDON
Violin I – MATTHEW DICKEY
Violin I – AMELIA PERRON
Violin II – SARGIS KARAPETYAN
Violin II – DEBORAH MARKOW
Viola – ELAINE LEISINGER
Viola – ELISABETH WESTNER
Cello – NATHANIEL LATHROP
Cello – CHERRY KIM

 

PROGRAM
Overture………………………………..arr. Don Costa
Lady Is A Tramp……………………..arr. Don Costa
Witchcraft…………………………..arr. Nelson Riddle
The House I Live In……………..arr. Jeff Alexander
The Coffee Song…………………arr. Johnny Mandel
The Summer Wind…………………arr. Nelson Riddle
I’ve Got You Under My Skin……arr. Nelson Riddle
I Get A Kick Out Of You………………..arr. Neil Hefti
Wee Small Hours………………………arr. Nelson Riddle
Strangers In The Night……………….arr. Nelson Riddle
I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die……………arr. Dick Reynolds

INTERMISSION

Come Fly With Me……………………..arr. Nelson Riddle
I’ve Got The World On A String……arr. Nelson Riddle
Nevertheless………………………….arr. Axel Stordahl
Nice & Easy……………………………….arr. Nelson Riddle
Luck Be A Lady………………………………..arr. Billy May
Laura…………………………………..arr. Axel Stordahl
My Blue Heaven………………………….arr. Nelson Riddle
Fly Me To The Moon……………………arr. Nelson Riddle
One For My Baby…………………………arr. Nelson Riddle
Without A Song………………………………….arr. Sy Oliver
Mack The Knife………………………..arr. Quincy Jones

 

CLAYTON “SKIP” POOLE, MUSIC DIRECTOR

Clayton, (or “Skip” as he is known to his family and friends), has enjoyed over 40 years of bringing top quality music to audiences all around the United States. He has founded and conducted multiple music groups including, most recently, The Capital Jazz Orchestra. Over the course of his elaborate music career, Clayton has worked with such musical mavens as Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Dionne Warwick, and many other major music stars. In addition, Mr. Poole has served as Music Director for collegiate bands as well, backing and performing with legendary guest artists such as Cab Calloway, “Wild” Bill Davis, The Four Freshmen and Maynard Ferguson.

Skip is one of the few musicians alive today who has had the privilege working directly with the leaders of some of the nation’s top big bands; Frank Tiberi (Woody Herman), Steve Marcus (Buddy Rich), Frank Foster (Count Basie), and Dick Johnson (Artie Shaw). In 2011, Clayton was invited to join the late musicologist Gunther Schuller on a lecture panel at the Berklee School of Music in Boston to discuss the influence of Paul Whiteman on the early jazz period. Skip’s comments have been published in the book “Paul Whiteman – Pioneer in American Music” by Don Rayno published by Scarecrow Press.

In his current role as Music Director of The Capital Jazz Orchestra, he has worked with The Four Freshmen, Delfeayo Marsalis, Trumpeter Byron Stripling, Basie drummer Butch Miles, vocalists Carmen Bradford and Clairdee. In addition, Skip has toured nationally with the CJO; most recently featuring Benny Goodman alumni Ken Peplowski, the late Bucky Pizzarelli, and the late Derek Smith.

CJ POOLE, VOCALIST

As an accomplished bassist for over a decade, CJ has led various small ensembles; freelancing for a plethora of events and shows across New England. Throughout his musical tenure, he has shared the stage with jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, the late NYC pianist and Benny Goodman Alumnus Derek Smith, Count Basie vocalist Ms. Carmen Bradford as well as the late guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli.

Encouraged by Pizzarelli, he turned his attention to his singing voice where he enjoys performing the “Great American Songbook” with a bow to the interpretations and vocal stylings of Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Bing Crosby and Bobby Darin. CJ has entertained audiences both locally and nationally, singing as the featured male vocalist for the Capital Jazz Orchestra. In addition to performing live, CJ is heavily involved in the business aspects of running professional ensembles. As a radio guest, he has also been heard sharing expertise in various repertoire and interpretations of 20th Century Swing-Era Big Bands and their
respective “crooners”.

 

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