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Jazz Appreciation Month: Hear the New Standards Combo from SUNY Purchase


Pianist and composer Pete Malinverni serves as coordinator and head of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Studies Program at the State University of New York.

Malinverni’s New Standards Combo performed creative arrangements of several popular jazz standards for WBGO’s Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration, including “Goin' Out of My Head,"  by Little Anthony and the Imperials; Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”; and George Benson’s “This Masquerade,” featuring vocalist Lucy Wijnands (Kansas City, KS). The ensemble also includes alto saxophonist Josh Nelson (Schenectady, NY), guitarist Ryan Pieniacha (Chicago, IL), pianist Haeun Joo (South Korea), bassist Mikey Migliore (Westchester County, NY), and drummer Daniel Criado (Bogota, Colombia).

Hear this diverse group on 88.3FM or listen to their twist on these standards in the playlist below.