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The debut CD of Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra, recorded and independently released in 2003.
Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra is available for your private function, school or community concert/clinic series, offering our own brand of "art music" for discriminating music lovers. Our eclectic repertoire offers the original compositions of Anita Brown in addition to arrangements she was commissioned to write for various orchestras. The broad spectrum of this repertoire runs from traditional swing, to orchestral art music and includes a high-energy R & B dance set. Small ensembles extracted from our jazz orchestra can provide music in a more intimate style preceding the jazz orchestra's performance.


First Dance

Do you know someone who is getting married? Are YOU getting married? Can’t decide on the tune for your first dance? Want something different? Something romantic? We have the answer! Just download “First Dance” as an MP3 and its concert lead sheet in Ab and you’ll be all set!

This tune was composed and recorded as a wedding gift for Jon Faddis and Laurelyn Douglas. It features Glenn Drewes on vocals and trumpet. Drewes was a long-time member of The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s trumpet section and has been the trumpet sound of Sesame Street for many years. He is joined by a stellar rhythm section, with Tony Regusis at the piano, Dennis Irwin on bass and Lee Finkelstein on drums. (Recorded at Nola Studios, NYC, engineered by Jim Czak, produced by Anita Brown and Jim Czak.)

Visit the PHOTOS gallery and scroll down to see a picture of Drewes recording the vocals at Nola Studios!
To see the lyrics or listen to a clip, go to my "Music" page!