On Thursday, July 28, 2022, Jiggs Whigham led the Disneyland Resort 2022 All-American College Band for a very special jazz set at the Hollywood Backlot Stage at Disney California Adventure. The world-renown trombonist traveled from Europe to be with the band. The set was the culmination of Jiggs Whigham working with the band as a guest clinician.
During the performance, Whigham made jokes with the audience and also the band. There was also a bit of a charming history lesson as Whigham shared his experiences through the years. The set included:
- When You Wish Upon a Star (Opener)
- Open the Box
- Walking TipToe
- My Old Flame
- Cape Calypso
Whigham has been leading clinicians for the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band for over thirty years. He currently is the soloist and clinician worldwide, and conductor of the BBC Big Band in Great Britain. Whigham is also the artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Orchestra and visiting tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. He is also the musical director of the LaJJOB (Brandenburger Youth Jazz Orchestra) and artistic director of the BUJAZZO (german jazz orchestra). Jiggs Whigham is active as a soloist, conductor, composer, author, and educator.
The Disneyland Resort 2022 All-American College Band will continue to be playing jazz sets at 9:00 PM at the Hollywood Backlot Stage nightly from Tuesdays through Saturdays until August 12, 2022. They also perform four other sets at the Disneyland Resor throughout the day. Here is a look at the band’s daily schedule:
- 4:30 PM – Flag Retreat at Town Square – Disneyland
- 6:10 PM – Main Street Station Set – Disneyland
- 7:10 PM – Sleeping Beauty Castle Set – Disneyland
- 8:00 PM – Pre-Parade on Main Street, USA – Disneyland
- 9:00 PM – Jazz Set at Hollywood Backlots Stage – Disney California Adventure
Here is a look at the Disneyland Resort 2022 All-American College Band’s summer performances:
What is your favorite song from this set with Jiggs Whigham? Share your thoughts and opinions about the college band and this set in the comments below!