Album 2 - Choose Your Character!

by The 8-Bit Big Band

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The followup album from The 8-Bit Big Band includes huge ensemble Jazz orchestra arrangements of VGM classics from games such as Super Mario Galaxy, Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong and many more featuring 82 of the best musicians in New York City!


released June 17, 2019

Vocals on Still Alive - Benny Benack III
Vocals on Aquatic Ambiance - Danielle Gimbal
Violin on Delfino Plaza - Todd Reynolds
Clarinet on Rosalina and Luigi's Mansion - Mark Dover
Bassoon on Aquatic Ambiance - Jenice Rosen
Piano Cadenza on Intro to Gerudo Valley - Natalie Tenenbaum
Piano on Aquatic Ambiance - Sydney Kjerstad
Guitar on Chocobo Theme - Conrad
Tuba on Tetris - "Tuba" Joe Exley
Percussion on Gerudo Valley - Joe Tucker

Alto Saxes/Flutes - Andrew Gould, Josh Plotner
Tenor Saxes/Clarinets - Sam Dillon, Zac Zinger, Steve Kortyka
Bari Sax/Bass Clarinet - Andrew Gutauskas, John DiSanto, Adison Evans

Trumpets - Bryan Davis (ld), John Lake, David Neves, Max Boiko, Danny Jonokuchi, Benny Benack III, Chloe Rowlands, Jami Dauber

Trombones - Rob Edwards, Alex Jeun, Jimmy O'Connell, Mariel Bildsten, Rebecca Patterson, Ron Wilkins, Javier Nero, Nick Grinder

Guitar - Charlie Rosen, Alex Wintz
Piano - Steven Feifke, Natalie Tenenbaum
Bass - Charlie Rosen, Matt Clohesy
Drums - Jared Shonig, Bryan Carter

Harp - Lianne Cline

Violins - Katie Kresek, Kevin Kuh, Fredrique Gnaman, Kiku Enomoto, Will Marshall, Ellie Goodman, Jinty McTavish, Tomoko Akaboshi, Erica Swindel, Erikka Walsh, Audrey Hayes, Gabe Valle, Meitar Forkosh, Sabrina Tabby, Daniel Constant, Josh Henderson, Francesca Dardani, Sita Chay, Tiffany Weiss, Lavinia Pavlish, Kiku Enomoto, Frederique Gnaman

Violas - Pat Page, Elise Frawley, Brian Thompson, Kenny Wang, Rita Andrade, Laura Sacks, Tia Fuller, Jarvis Benson, Sarah Greene

Cellos - Susan Mandel, Kristine Kruta, Alon Bisk, Sasha Ono, Genevieve Tabby, Susan Mandel, Marta Bagratuni

Double Bass - Max Jacob, David Tennenbaum, Joe Wallace

Arrangements and Production - Charlie Rosen
Engineered and Mixed by John Kilgore
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf Mastering


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The 8-Bit Big Band New York, New York

"The 8-Bit Big Band" a 30-65 member Jazz/pops orchestra that formed to celebrate and realize some of the best themes from video game music from all consoles and eras arranged in a large ensemble Jazz/Orchestra/Pop/Rock setting!

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