Poughkeepsie’s Own Cory Wong Releases Dazzling New Single ‘Quotidian Fields’

Poughkeepsie-based jazz artist Cory Wong released his newest single, “Quotidian Fields,” on June 28. The second single off of his forthcoming album, Starship Syncopation, “Quotidian Fields” saw Wong collaborate with Metropole Orkest and piano icon Bruce Hornsby. Moreover, this newest single brings a bright, fresh sound to the world of jazz, and creates excitement for Wong’s newest album.

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Known for his solo work with artists including the Dave Matthews Band, Vulfpeck, and many more, Cory Wong has been refreshing jazz since the late 2000s. In like manner, his newest single with Bruce Hornsby and Metropole Orkest, a jazz orchestra based in the Netherlands, is just the latest addition to his laundry list of fantastic collaborations.

After all, Cory Wong’s “Quotidian Fields” gives us a glimpse into his mind. In the early stages of the single, Wong and Hornsby used samples and previously discarded tunes to brainstorm their ideas. When Hornsby sent Wong the piano riff heard at the beginning of the single, he knew that it was the perfect symbol of what he envisioned in his mind: a grandfather clock in the middle of the desert with mountains in the background. Hornsby’s piano tunes represent the clock, as something classic, elegant, and easily recognizable. The additional guitars and bass represent the mountain ranges in the background: something strong, powerful, and grounding that doesn’t take away from the grandfather clock standing before it. As a result the orchestra parts, mainly brass and drums, are meant to represent the desert, where the whole landscape is.

Additionally, the arrangement and orchestration are inspired by a lot of classic American classical music. Inspiration from American classical composers like Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein is obvious, as the single moves forward to a rising crescendo, then transitions into a full orchestra that still manages to uphold the elegance of Hornsby’s original piano riff.

Cory Wong officially begins his tour in October. In addition to his Fall Tour, Wong will be performing two shows at the 2024 Caroga Lake Music Festival from July 30-31. He will also be part of the Caroga Arts Collective on Wednesday, July 31, where a raffle for a limited edition Fender guitar will be held. Moreover only 100 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each and can be purchased HERE.

Below are Cory Wong’s official Fall Tour dates. For more information and tickets, visit his official website.


OCT 29 – ST. LOUIS (The Pageant)

OCT 30 – NASHVILLE (The Ryman)

OCT 31 – NASHVILLE (The Ryman)

NOV 1 – ATLANTA (The Eastern)

NOV 2 – CHARLOTTE (The Fillmore)

NOV 4 – RICHMOND (The National)

NOV 6 – WASHINGTON DC (The Anthem)

NOV 7 – BROOKLYN (Kings Theatre)



NOV 11 – TBA

NOV 12 – TBA


NOV 15 – TORONTO (History)

NOV 16 – DETROIT (Royal Oak)

NOV 17 – COLUMBUS (Kemba Live)

NOV 20 – INDIANAPOLIS (Egyptian Room)

NOV 21 – MADISON (The Sylvee)

NOV 22 – CHICAGO (The Salt Shed)

NOV 23 – ST. PAUL (The Palace)

NOV 24 – ST. PAUL (The Palace)

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