Clint Ashlock and New Jazz Order Big Band
Trumpeter/composer/bandleader/educator Clint Ashlock grew up in the Kansas City area. An in-demand musician across various genres, Clint is a dedicated and tireless contributor to the scene. Alongside of his position as the Artistic Director and conductor of the esteemed Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, he has performed with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Nicholas Payton, and Natalie Cole, as well as being a mainstay on the local Kansas City performing circuit, most notably with his own groups (the quintet Foward, his "other" big band, New Jazz Order, and the singer/songwriter/bandleader Jessica Paige.
New Jazz Order features many of the musicians at the forefront of the youthful Kansas City jazz movement - Hermon Mehari, Kevin Cerovich, Michael Shults, Ben Leifer, Zack Albetta, Mark Lowrey, and more.