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Jaco Pastorius Big Band

The Jaco Pastorius Big Band was formed in 2003 by long time friend and original member of Jaco's Word of Mouth Big Band, Peter Graves, as a tribute to Jaco's legacy as a compositional genius as well as bass virtuoso. Mark Griffith has been the drummer for the band since it's inception. The band has recorded two CD's for the Heads Up International Jazz label.
 

The first recording released in August of 2003 titled "Word of Mouth Revisited" sold over 50,000 copies worldwide and won the prestigious 2004 Jazz Week Record of the Year award.

The latest CD titled "The Word is Out!" was just released and is already getting major airplay on all Jazz and satellite jazz radio stations, and the record is climbing the sales charts.

The band has toured Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, and the U.S. in support of the first recording, and is now embarking on a set of 2006 tour dates for the new CD, including a trip back to Japan. See the old news in the What's New section for pictures and info on the band's travels.
 

Read more about "The Word is Out!"

 
 
Read more about "Word of Mouth Revisited"