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Timeless Music

Timeless Music of Great Composers

Prepared and Presented by Dale Bruning & Jude Hibler
“This Concept CD (The Timeless Music of Harold Arlen) does for music what audio books do for literature.” Wayne Thompson, Editor, Jazzscene of OregonThe Timeless Music of Great Composers Concerts Concept

When Dale Bruning and I, Jude Hibler, formed our Jazz Link Enterprises’ partnership in 1995, we wanted to present something that would find us working together.
We came up with the idea of presenting concerts based on the music of the Great Songwriters of the world. Dale would use his marvelous skills as an arranger and come up with new charts on some of the great songs they wrote, while I would use my research and writing skills in putting a script together about the Songwriters and the songs we would present during each concert.
We call these events The Timeless Music of Great Composer Concerts. During our presentations, I introduce the audience to the featured composer, then Dale – with his new charts –  and his various ensembles – play the first song; I talk again about the next song; Dale plays a song, and so forth.
We have been presenting concerts since 1996 of the following composers and lyricists:

[Those names with links have at least one song written by him on our label. The link will take you to that CD and you can hear the song(s).]
Harold Arlen
Irving Berlin
Dale Bruning [Dale’s compositions can be found on most of his CDs. The one linked is but one example.]
Sammy Cahn
Hoagy Carmichael
Tadd Dameron
Howard Dietz
Vernon Duke
Charles Eakin
Duke Ellington
Leonard Feather
George Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
Benny Golson
Jim Hall
Oscar Hammerstein, II
Lorenz Hart
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Jerome Kern
Ted Koehler
Michel Legrand
John Lewis
Johnny Mandel
Johnny Mercer
Ray Noble
Mitchell Parish
Cole Porter
Richard Rodgers
Sonny Rollins
Arthur Schwartz
Johnny Smith
Jule Styne
Jimmy Van Heusen
Paul Francis Webster
Harry Warren
Two of these concerts, The Timeless Music of Harold Arlen and The Timeless Music of Harry Warren, are on the JLE CD label and can be found at the CD page.
We have worked in a variety of venues and for a number of settings. We’ve worked at Dazzle Jazz, in Performing Art Centers, Senior Centers, colleges, churches, private homes, and country clubs. We’ve done fund raisers for hospitals & we’ve even worked in a barn!
Our passion is the music. We have great fun in preparing it and even more fun presenting it.

If you would like us to play for an event of yours, call us at 303-776-1764 or email us at hiblerjude@gmail.com.