Torrey Newhart

Pianist, Educator and Composer

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Eugene Composers Big Band @ The Jazz Station

  • The Jazz Station 124 West Broadway Eugene, OR, 97401 United States (map)

Join the Eugene Composer's Big Band and Jessika Smith for another night of newly-composed music for large jazz ensemble!

The Eugene Composer’s Big Band is a unique project, providing an exciting musical experience for audiences and musicians alike.  The band features new music by local composers, and includes some of the finest musicians in the Eugene area.

Organized in the summer of 2013, the ECBB was the brainchild of director and composer Jessika Smith. Although similar groups have existed in Eugene, this particular band has been dedicated to performing new works by local musicians since August 2013.

ECBB continues a long tradition of live big band music, and provides a platform for local composers to have their music performed for a live audience.

Audiences get the exciting experience of hearing fresh new music, often performed live for the very first time.  Since most of the music is written by members of the band, audiences hear the music in a unique context they won't find anywhere else.  



Jessika Smith, Director

Steve Owen (sax)

Sam Reid (sax)

Jonathan Corona (sax)

Devin Wright (sax)

Tessa Welterlen (sax)

Alexis Garnica (trumpet)

Paul Krueger (trumpet)

Doug Doerfert (trumpet)

Dan Davey (trumpet)

Matt Hettwer (trombone)

Kellyn Haley (trombone)

Sam Dale (trombone)

Kenny Ross (trombone)

Kyle Smith (guitar)

Torrey Newhart (keys)

Garrett Baxter (bass)

Alistair Gardner (drums)

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