PRLog - April 18, 2014 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Praised for ”spirited composition and inspired playing” (Jazz Alchemist, Poland), The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will perform two premieres by founder/director Mark Harvey: Commemoration (Boston 2013), a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon tragedy, and Spaceways, celebrating the Sun Ra centennial. Also on tap: Harvey’s No Walls, selected as the official song for JazzBoston’s Jazz Week (April 21-30, 2014). The show is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm, at MIT’s mainstage, Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Free admission. Information:
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra to Perform Premieres by Mark Harvey (photo Kate Matson)
With global distribution of 11 CDs and wide-ranging performances in festivals, clubs, concert halls, colleges and universities, Aardvark has been a force in the international jazz scene for 40 years. The band has premiered more than 150 works for jazz orchestra. Guest artists who have appeared with Aardvark include jazz luminaries Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Giuffre, Geri Allen, Lewis Porter, Vinny Golia, Dominique Eade, Jay Clayton, Paul Lovens, Rajesh Mehta, Matt Savage and Walter Thompson.
Mark Harvey is Aardvark’s founder, music director, and principal composer/arranger. He has performed as trumpeter in the U.S., Mexico and Europe; has recorded with George Russell (Blue Note) and Baird Hersey (Arista/Novus);
Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets;
Aardvark is managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, managing director. Telephone:
617 776 8778
617 776 8778