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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm:

Vancouver–born, Brooklyn–based composer/bandleader Darcy James Argue and his 18–piece ensemble are in the never–ending process of reimagining what a 21st–century big band can sound like. Along the way, this nonpareil aggregation has garnered countless awards and a thick folio of rave reviews, like Richard Gehr in The Village Voice praising “maximalist music of impressive complexity and immense entertainment value, in your face and then in your head.” The Secret Society topped the Big Band cate­gory in the 2015 DownBeat Critics Poll, propelled by live performances celebrated for their “slashing fury and awesome full–ensemble precision” (The New York City Jazz Record), “brilliant soundscapes” (Toronto Globe and Mail) and “gorgeous musical details, maneuvers and transformations” (Ottawa Citizen). Jazz Standard is thrilled to welcome back Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society for one very special night – make your reservations now! 

Earlier Event: June 13
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Later Event: June 15
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