From The Jetsons to The Simpsons… From The Incredibles to Cowboy Bebop… For as long as animators have been bringing stories and characters vibrantly to life, they have looked to innovative jazz composers to lend a sense of energy, improvisation, and unexpected whimsy to their creations. Why do these two colorful and kinetic art forms have so much in common? Join us for Hand-Drawn Jazz to find out!
Featuring 40 incredibly talented local musicians in the CFCArts Big Band, Hand-Drawn Jazz will be an exploration and a celebration of the intersection of jazz and animation. With music from so many of your favorites like The Pink Panther, Toy Story, Looney Tunes, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, and Encanto, this will be a family-friendly concert experience full of great music, lots of laughter, and even a few creative surprises.
Don’t miss the biggest, baddest Big Band in town as they perform music from your favorite cartoons and animated movies as you’ve never heard them before!
Special Animation Experience
Jason Zucker, a character artist with the Walt Disney Company for over 19 years, will join the Big Band on stage for Hand-Drawn Jazz. The animator’s perspective is integral to exploring the intersection of jazz and animation. Jason Zucker will share some stories and give the audience an up-close chance to see just how closely the shapes and personalities of some of the characters are connected to their music.
PLUS, participate in a FREE drawing lesson with artist Jason 20 minutes before the performance to get your mind moving and ready for the concert to come!
View the Hand-Drawn Jazz digital program:
Hand-Drawn Jazz Program
On the Program
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be • Mercer Ellington, arr. Alan Baylock
Saturday Morning Cartoon Medley • Arr. Julian Bond
Bare Necessities • Terry Gilkyson, arr. Sammy Nestico
Pink Panther • Henry Mancini, arr. Paul Murtha
You’ve Got a Friend in Me • Randy Newman, arr. Mark Taylor
Flik Machine • Randy Newman, arr. Paul Murtha
Incredibles Medley • Michael Giacchino, arr. Stephen Bulla
I Just Can’t Wait to Be King • Elton John, Tim Rice, arr. Gordon Goodwin
Into the Unknown • Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, arr. Callum Au
In Summer • Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, arr. Rick Stitzel
Tank • Yoko Kanno, arr. John Wasson
Linus and Lucy • Vince Guaraldi, arr. Roger Holmes
The Simpsons • Danny Elfman, arr. Les Hooper
Beauty and the Beast • Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, arr. Gordon Goodwin
We Don’t Talk About Bruno • Arr. Julian Bond
Friend Like Me • Arr. Julian Bond
… and more!
Tickets start at $20