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Famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs World Premieres by Mark Harvey, April 26, MIT Cambridge MA
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performs two world premieres by Mark Harvey: Commemoration, remembering the Boston Marathon tragedy, and Spaceways for the Sun Ra centennial. April 26 2014 at 8 PM, MIT Kresge, Cambridge, MA. Free. 617 452 3205.
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