May 10, 2019

NYU Jazz Studies

NYU Washington, DC and the John Brademas Center of New York University co-hosted One World Suite plus the music of legendary saxophonist Tom Scott and Combo Nuvo, which includes bassist Mike Richmond, guitarist Brad Shepik and oboist Mary Gatchell.

One World Suite
is Combo Nuvo’s musical statement on climate change, offering up an encouraging step in the right direction.

Combating climate change cannot be left to politicians and business practitioners alone. Artists too can offer musical perspectives that influence our morality, and encourage legislators to move swiftly in finding positive solutions to this crisis. As we celebrate this growing movement through music, we also invite you to offer opening remarks to the evening.

One World Suite features NYU Steinhardt Jazz faculty Dave Schroeder, woodwinds, Rich Shemaria, composer and conductor, and John Hadfield, world percussion.

Combo Nuvo
recently performed One World Suite in Washington Square Park for the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. In addition to performing the suite, an additional composition was added called The Oceans that included 500 harmonica players from the audience. The concept of inviting the audience to participate in the last tune adds greatly to in the inclusiveness of all participants and the idea that we all have a voice that can unify when we work together.

Prior to the concert, Dave Schroeder hosted a harmonica workshop and provided those in attendance with free harmonicas to use later on for the audience participation portion of the event.

Please note that this event may have been filmed or photographed.

Mary Gatchell

Mary Gatchell

John Hadfield

John Hadfield

Mike Richmond

Mike Richmond

Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder

Brad Shepik

Brad Shepik

Rich Shemaria

Rich Shemaria

Conceived as a positive musical message for the planet and climate change, One World Suite composed by NYU Jazz Studies Composer-in-Residence, the performance is designed to inspire others around the world to join in performing One World Suite or simply to inspire others to create their own musical messages on environmental issues.


Combo Nuvo

Combo Nuvo

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Combo Nuvo, the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Faculty Ensemble was created to explore the diverse experiences of musicians who have traveled across the globe, bringing their influences back home NYU and their students. Their unique blend of music was developed by using instruments such as the Mongolian ever buree, chromatic harmonica & blues harp, acoustic guitar, cello, world percussion, and woodwinds. Combo Nuvo has been featured internationally with orchestras including the Costa Rica Sinfonica Nacional, Peru National Symphony (Lima), the United Arab Emirates Philharmonic in Abu Dhabi, the i Solisti dell Orchestra del Teatro Verdi (Florence, Italy) and the Morin Khuur Ensemble; the National Symphony of Mongolia. In 2010, Combo Nuvo performed before 100,000 people (broadcast to over a billion) at the 60th Gala Celebration for East China Normal University in Shanghai, China.


Tom Scott

Tom Scott

As a "first-call" L.A. session musician since the 70s, saxophonist/composer Tom Scott has dozens of solo recordings and received 13 Grammy nominations (winning 3). He also has numerous film and television scoring credits, and appeared on records by such diverse artists as George Harrison, the Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Steppenwolf, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Blondie, Eddie Money, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Helen Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and Frank Sinatra, to name a few. Scott was a founding member of the Blues Brothers Band. Scott's best-known works are the theme songs for TV series Starsky and Hutch and The Streets of San Francisco along with movies and his soprano sax solo and fills on the 1975 No. 1 hit single "Listen to What the Man Said" for Wings. In 1976 he played the theme I Still Can't Sleep in Taxi driver.


Part I

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Part II

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Part III

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