"...NSJO sets new standards of excellence in contemporary big band music."
-- Ed Enright, Downbeat Magazine
"A first-class modern jazz orchestra."
-- Dave Gelly, Jazz Journal
"The creative, 16-piece New Standard
Jazz Orchestra (NSJO) is a cohesive
ensemble made up of some of the
most brilliant musicians in Chicago...
-- Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine
Andy Baker & Ken Partyka have assembled the city's finest performers, writers and arrangers to form a world-class band that is uniquely Chicago. The band performs regularly in Chicago Jazz clubs as well as at festivals across the region.
Trumpets: Roger Ingram, Chuck Parish, BJ Cord, Russ Johnson
Trombones: Andy Baker, Tom Garling, Tim Coffman, Tom Matta
Saxes: Ken Partyka, Chris Madsen, Mark Colby John Wojciechowski, Scott Burns
Piano: Dan Murphy, Bass: Tim Fox, Drums: Todd Howell