Tenor saxophonist Chico Freeman joins The Makanda Project; presented by Arlington Jazz

Chico Freeman, special guest with The Makanda Project. presented by Arlington Jazz as part of a new ongoing concert series.
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ARLINGTON, Mass. - Oct. 24, 2019 - PRLog -- The Makanda Project, highly regarded for its dedication to exploring and performing the previously unrecorded compositions of Boston native Makanda Ken McIntyre, has also been applauded for undertaking the work of other renowned jazz masters.

With funding made possible by a grant from The Boston Foundation, The Makanda Project has invited Chico Freeman, one of the world's leading tenor saxophonists, to join them as they embark on presenting a program consisting entirely of selections from Freeman's extensive catalog of compositions. These new arrangements are to be the first big band adaptations of his work.

For the Arlington concert, only the second time The Makanda Project has performed in the Metro West area, the following musicians will be joining Freeman: Kurtis Rivers (alto sax), Arni Cheatham (alto sax), Paavo Carey (soprano sax, clarinet), Sean Berry (tenor sax), Charlie Kohlhase (baritone sax), Jerry Sabatini (trumpet), Haneef Nelson (trumpet), Ku-umba Frank Lacy (trombone), Alfred Patterson (trombone), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), John Kordalewski (piano), Avery Sharpe (bass), and Yoron Israel (drums).

The Arlington High Jazz Band, led by Tino D'Agostino, will open the evening's concert.

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The Makanda Project with special guest Chico Freeman: an evening featuring selections from Freeman's extensive discography. Arlington High School Jazz Band opens, under the direction of Tino D'Agastino. Presented by Arlington Jazz. Sunday, November 24, 7-9 pm. Arlington High School Old Hall, 869 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476. General admission: $20, seniors $10, students free. Advance concert tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/4367720 (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4367720). For further info.: arlingtonjazz.org (http://www.arlingtonjazz.org/), arlingtonjazzfestival@gmail.com, (339) 707-5170.

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