Seasonal Special Happenings

Great Scott

When: Fri., Nov. 15 2013

You know Raymond Scott better than you think. The jazz composer wrote numerous songs used in more than 100 Looney Tunes cartoons; he's also been sampled by modern musicians like J Dilla, Gorillaz and Soul Coughing, and he has permeated America's pop culture through film and TV. Oddball jazz pieces like "Powerhouse," "The Penguin" and "The Toy Trumpet" made Scott a famous (and infamous) composer in the '30s. Normally a quartet, the No Exit New Music Ensemble has teamed up with a few additional musicians to perform modern arrangements of Scott's works. The line-up of arrangers includes artists like Either/Orchestra founder Russ Gershon and Cleveland composer Christopher Auerbach-Brown. The premiere performance happens tonight at 8:30 at SPACES gallery and a second performance is on Monday at 8 p.m. at Cleveland State University's Drinko Hall. Both performances are free. (Stoops)


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