Latest: Bob Marley Birthday Bash w/ Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra @ Herman's Hideaway, Saturday!, 2/7 7:00pm Details
 
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. Charlie "YardBird" Parker
The 13-piece Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra (ASO), based on early ’60s Jamaican Ska music, is conducted by Denver music veteran Chad Aman.  This talented wall of sound truly dishes up an original musical experience.  The show takes the audience on a roller coaster ride from ingenious Ska-inspired arrangements of standards (from Lady Gaga to Rossini) to innovative orchestral originals.  At points throughout the show, Aman literally “plays” the orchestra like an instrument, resulting in a remarkable feat of improvisation.  You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind musical tour de force!  


Listen & Watch

Lady Gaga



James Bond


I'm No Good


Live and Let Die



Give it To Me - Chad Aman 2012
Composed & Arranged by Chad Aman
(Studio Excerpt)


Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Valli, Crewe, Gaudio 1967
Arranged by Chad Aman
(Studio Excerpt)


Confucius - The Skatalites 
Arranged by Chad Aman
(Studio Excerpt)


Barber of Skaville - Gioachino Rossini 1816
Arranged by Chad Aman
(Studio Excerpt)


Faded (Live at Thin Man 8/13/2012) - Written and Arranged by Chad Aman