Rhapsody and the Blues

13 piece big band featuring / led by Jens Lindemann + Special Guest Pianist + 1 ACS Sound Tech

Canadian trumpeter Jens Lindemann commissioned a new arrangement of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, which will mark it centenary on 2/24/2024.

This arrangement is for big band, so it swings with a quicker beat.  A special guest pianist will be there to perform Rhapsody.  This show has been played a few times around the world, and is ramping up to celebrate this 100 year anniversary in fabulous style.

The big band will feature: Jens Lindemann, Trumpet/Leader, Piano, Drums, Bass, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 4 Saxes, all of whom will be superb players!


“Didn’t want it to end! WOW! What fun! What fantastic musicians!” – Roseau, MN

“An evening of high energy entertainment” – Milbank, SD


Sample Program

  • Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin/Matt Catingub

  • Take The A Train – Duke Ellington

  • Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie

  • Sing, Sing, Sing – Benny Goodman

  • In The Mood – Glenn Miller

  • One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie

  • It Don’t Mean A Thing – Lionel Hampton

  • Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie – Louis Jordan

  • Song of India – Tommy Dorsey

  • At the Woodchopper’s Ball – Woody Herman

  • Everyday I Have the Blues – Pinetop Sparks


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