GRAMMY Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of Americaâ€™s most innovative and sought after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductorâ€™s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Detroit Symphony, the Oregon Symphony and The Florida Orchestra. This season, Tyzik will celebrate his 23rd season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with over fifty orchestras including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
In May 2007, the Harmonia Mundi label released a recording of works by Gershwin with Tyzik conducting the RPO and acclaimed pianist Jon Nakamatsu. This recording stayed in the Top 10 on the Billboard classical chart for over three months. Alex Ross of The New Yorker, called it â€śone of the snappiest Gershwin discs in years.â€ť â€śHis concert is the kind of thing ...
The music of Carole King, Holly Knight, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Minnie Riperton, Heart and Carly Simon honors these powerful women and songwriters who changed rock and roll forever. Featuring songs I Feel The Earth Move, What’s Love Got To Do With It, Freeway of Love, Proud Mary, Piece Of My Heart, Dancing In The Street, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Invincible, These Dreams and You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman. Includes multi-media presentation.
Welcome to the Cotton Club! Inspired by Harlem’s famed musical hot spot, this swingin’ night of sensations concentrates on the club’s heyday when Duke Ellington’s orchestra was the house band, and Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Ethel Waters showcased the classics of the Great American Songbook. Featuring the brilliant trumpeter/vocalist/conductor Byron Stripling, vocalist Carmen Bradford and tap dancer Ted Louis Levy. It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!
Let's Dance combines the classic and popular dance styles including Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, Jazz, 50s Pop and Dirty Dancing. This toe tapping program is complimented by orchestral showpieces that emphasize a dance theme. All dancers are competitive professional dancers that wow audiences every step of the way. Two vocalists bring pop music to life from Dirty Dancing to Peggy Lee's Fever. Includes 7 Dancers and 2 Vocalists.
From Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday to Count Basie, New Orleans and beyond. An evening of the Blues in every form. A dramatic opener plus solos, duos and quartets of jazz virtuoso talent bring high energy onstage and great music enjoyed by a broad audience. Great Tyzik arrangements of titles including “Basin Street Blues”, “Night Train”, “Gimme a Pigfoot”, “St. Louis Blues” and more. Includes Trumpeter/Vocalist Byron Stripling, Vocalist Dee Daniels, Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, Organist/Pianist Bobby Floyd and Drummer Robert Breithaupt.
The hometown classic concert featuring your orchestra. Jeff Tyzik has created over 50 holiday pieces for orchestra, orchestra/chorus and orchestra/children's chorus and special features for orchestra soloists and vocal soloists. Celebrating the holiday season has been Jeff’s specialty for 25 years and Tyzik's holiday pops concerts now attract over 30,000 concertgoers each year. Chanukah and Christmas selections and special holiday musical arrangements are included. Each Tyzik holiday concert can be adjusted to fit the individual orchestra's desires. Happy Holidays!