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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, 44th Annual Christmas Concert December 10 in Boston

The illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, called “exhilarating” (Allaboutjazz), “captivating” (Jazz Improv”), and “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), celebrates its 44th Annual Christmas concert with selections from the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite – an exuberant big band take on the perennial classic. Also on tap: up-tempo jazz carols …

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra to Perform November 5 at MIT, music by Duke Ellington and Mark Harvey

Called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (NYC Jazz Record) and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Mark Harvey music director, continues its 44th season on November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm at MIT, Killian Hall. The show, called Jazz, Politics, and …

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Venerable Aardvark Jazz Orchestra To Open 44th Season, Music by Mark Harvey and Duke Ellington

Praised for “exuberance, imagination and sheer brio” (Jazz Review UK), called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (New York City Jazz Record), and hailed as “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 44th season at Scullers Jazz Club Boston. Expect …

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra To Release New CD, Passages, April 16 at MIT Cambridge MA

Called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (New York City Jazz Record), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 43rd season with the release of the band’s 14th CD, Passages (Leo Records), featuring works by director Mark Harvey, April 16 at 8 pm, MIT Kresge Auditorium, 77 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA. Free admission. …

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra To Celebrate Duke Ellington Dec 12 at Boston's Emmanuel Church
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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Marks 50th Anniversary of Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts, Dec 12 at Emmanuel Church Boston

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (Mark Harvey music director) will celebrate its 43d Annual Christmas Concert December 12, 2015, at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street Boston. Admission $20 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Community Works. For information: 617 776 8778 or 617 452 3205 or http://www.aardvarkjazz.com The …

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Famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra to perform November 14 at MIT Cambridge: music by Mark Harvey, plus live improvisation to Kate Matson’s FiLmprov Cha Cha Cha

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 43rd season with an exuberant show at MIT Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02142, November 14 at 8 pm, free admission. On tap: Mark Harvey’s Spaceways (for Sun Ra), De-Evolution Blues (for the current political season), and the premiere of Harvey’s Tritonology.  …

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Illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues 42nd season, April 11 at MIT: New Music by Mark Harvey

Called “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), “brilliant” (CultureJazz.Fr), and “captivating” (JazzImprov), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performs new works by Mark Harvey, including Sisyphus of the Snow Banks, inspired by the record Boston snowfall in 2015; a free-form romp called Out and Out; and the big band premiere of FiLmprov Cha Cha …

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