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Compass Rose Orchestra

The Richmond jazz scene is all about bands. While the Compass Rose Orchestra has been around for a few years, they are gaining momentum and are quickly becoming one of the premier original music groups in Richmond.

Students on stage

The monthly VCU Jazz @ The Camel series is back for round two after a successful first year. Tonight, check out two student bands with much to offer:

At 8pm: “Ben Heemstra, a jazz trumpet major from South Dakota, will be leading a group consisting of Christ Bates (tbn), Abinnet Berhanu (drums), David Tennenholtz (piano), and Andrew Randazzo (bass) playing some original compositions and tunes from the late 60’s Herbie Hancok era.”

At 9:30pm: “Abinnet Berhanu is a sophomore drummer who will be leading a trio consisting of Ben White (piano) and Evan Sarver (bass). He’ll be doing some original tunes and may even have some very special guests up on stage.”

Those guests, turns out, are trumpeter John D’Earth and tenor saxophonist JC Kuhl. As always, VCU Jazz @ The Camel is free of charge.