The Eastman Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rich Thompson, has a program on tap packed with highlights. For the premiere of "Milestones for EJL" (Eastman Jazz Lab), the band will be augmented by a piccolo and a Mariachi brass section. The piece, arranged by Rochester trumpeter Mike DiMartino, quotes melodies by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Sonny Rollins. Other works include Eastman faculty member Ray Ricker's arrangement of Clare Fischer's "Morning" with French horn, flute, and vibraphone added. And if that's not enough, the band will play two Thad Jones arrangements originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra.
The Eastman Lab Jazz Band performs Thursday, November 20, at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. Free. 274-1100, esm.rochester.edu.