Emerald City Jazz Kings 2017-18
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Jesse Cloninger
JESSE CLONINGER has performed throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Israel. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the One O'Clock and Two O'Clock Lab Bands. In 2006 Cloninger toured with Maynard Ferguson and the Big Bop Nouveau, from 2008-10 he toured with the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, and recently played lead alto in the Doc Severinsen Orchestra. For the past 9 years he has been a woodwind artist with The Shedd Institute's two primary historic popular music projects: its classic Songbook festival, Oregon Festival of American Music, and its repertoire jazz ensemble, the Emerald City Jazz Kings. In addition to these groups, Jesse is an active performer throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Jesse has been the director of the Emerald City Jazz Kings since 2012 and assumed that role with Oregon Festival of American Music in 2015, and since 2009 has served as music director on numerous stand-alone projects both at The Shedd and beyond. He also teaches saxophone lessons and music fundamentals classes at Lane Community College.
In addition to performing and teaching, Cloninger is a busy arranger, which includes ongoing, extensive arranging for Oregon Festival of American Music and The Jazz Kings. Notable projects have focused on the music of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and the French music-hall songs made famous by Chevalier, Mistinguett, and Pilaf. Other projects include arranging music for cabaret shows covering the music of Billie Holiday, the music of Lorenz Hart, three different shows featuring Eugene vocalist Shirley Andress, and three shows featuring Eugene vocalist Siri Vik. Jesse lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Idit and son Noam.
2007
Aug 2OFAM 2007Standards-Based JazzRecital
Aug 9OFAM 2007ManhattanJaqua
2010
Mar 13SP 2009-10Jazz Party 2010Jaqua
Apr 30-May 9Jazz Kings 2009-10'S Wonderful
Jul 28OFAM 2010Swingin' The DreamJaqua
Jul 29OFAM 2010Why Can't You Behave?Jaqua
Jul 30OFAM 2010The Rain In SpainJaqua
Jul 31OFAM 2010Such Sweet ThunderJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2010SomewhereJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2010I Could Write A BookSilva
2011
May 6-15Jazz Kings 2010-11Coast To Coast
Aug 2OFAM 2011Embraceable YouJaqua
Aug 3OFAM 2011Blue SkiesJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2011Let's Do ItJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2011Stormy WeatherJaqua
Oct 13-21Jazz Kings 2011-12Jukebox Saturday Night
Dec 8-11Jazz Kings 2011-12Yule Be SwingingJaqua
2012
Feb 2-10Jazz Kings 2011-12Pick Yourself Up
Mar 8-18Jazz Kings 2011-12Here Come The Blondes
Apr 19Jazz Kings 2011-12Here Come The BlondesAustin
Aug 8OFAM 2012La Musique CréoleJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2012NuagesJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2012Treat It GentleJaqua
Oct 11-19Jazz Kings 2012-13The Very Thought Of You
Nov 1-4SP 2011-12Shirley Andress: When The Sun Comes OutJaqua
Dec 6-13Jazz Kings 2012-13Let it Snow
2013
Feb 7-15Jazz Kings 2012-13Flying Home
May 9-17Jazz Kings 2012-13You Made Me Love You
Aug 6OFAM 2013Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyJaqua
Oct 10-19Jazz Kings 2013-14At The Jazz Band Ball
Nov 1-3SP 2013-14Fine And MellowJaqua
Dec 12-18Jazz Kings 2013-14Button Up Your Overcoat
2014
Feb 13-22Jazz Kings 2013-14Give Me A Song
Apr 4-6SP 2013-14Siri MixJaqua
May 2-11Jazz Kings 2013-14Bésame Mucho
Aug 5OFAM 2014Flying HomeJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2014Blues In The NightJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2014Some Like It HotJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2014Over The RainbowJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2014Pete Kelly's BluesJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2014Make 'Em LaughJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2014To Have And Have NotJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2014One For My BabyJaqua
Oct 9-12Jazz Kings 2014-15Come Fly With Me
Nov 7-9SP 2014-15Am I Blue?Jaqua
Dec 11-17Jazz Kings 2014-15Let Your Heart Be Light
2015
Feb 6-15Jazz Kings 2014-15Avalon
Mar 6-8SP 2014-15la môme: Piaf 100Jaqua
Mar 13SP 2014-15Art Pepper ElevenJaqua
Apr 17-19SP 2014-15How Lovely To Be A WomanJaqua
May 7-10Jazz Kings 2014-15Why Don't You Do Right?
Aug 11OFAM 2015Rhapsody In BlueJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2015SwaneeJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2015River Boat ShuffleJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2015Careless LoveJaqua
Aug 14OFAM 2015Honeysuckle RoseJaqua
Aug 14OFAM 2015Creole Love CallJaqua
Aug 15OFAM 2015Let's MisbehaveJaqua
Aug 15OFAM 2015Potato Head BluesJaqua
Aug 16OFAM 2015My Blue HeavenJaqua
Oct 22-25Jazz Kings 2015-16Goody Goody
Dec 10-17Jazz Kings 2015-16Swinging On A Star
2016
Jan 29-Feb 7Jazz Kings 2015-16In The Mood
Apr 21-29Jazz Kings 2015-16Sentimental Journey
May 19-22SP 2015-16Fever: Remember Peggy LeeJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2016I'll Be Seeing YouJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2016On A Wing And A PrayerJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2016Groovin' HighJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2016Follow The BoysJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2016Somewhere In The South PacificJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2016Keep The Home Fires BurningJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2016SkylarkJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2016Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the PositiveJaqua
Oct 13-21Jazz Kings 2016-17Mood Indigo
Dec 8-14Jazz Kings 2016-17Happy Holiday
2017
Feb 9-12Jazz Kings 2016-17Clarinet Marmalade
Apr 28-30SP 2016-17Siri Vik: Femme FataleJaqua
May 18-21Jazz Kings 2016-17My Lucky Star
Aug 2OFAM 2017I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2017All The Things You AreJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2017Body And SoulJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2017Heat WaveJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2017It’s De-LovelyJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2017That Old Black MagicJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2017So Hard To ForgetJaqua
Oct 27-Nov 5Jazz Kings 2017-18Keep Your Sunny Side Up
Nov 18SW 2017-18TEST The LOOP! Open HouseJaqua
Dec 6-13Jazz Kings 2017-18An Old-Fashioned Christmas
2018
May 4-13Jazz Kings 2017-18You Asked For It!
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