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Mark Harvey and his Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, photo by Erlyn Ordinario
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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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Grammy-Winner Antonio Sánchez and Migration to Perform at Xavier University in Cincinnati, March 13

(CINCINNATI, Ohio) – Multiple award-winning jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez  has a busy weekend planned in Cincinnati, March 12-14. On Saturday, March 12, Sánchez  will introduce a screening of “Birdman” at The Esquire  Theatre. The composer recently won a Grammy for his riveting score for the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring …

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In Tune with Chaye Alexander In Production / Chaye Booking Performance Dates for 2016

Columbia, South Carolina – January 14, 2016 – Chaye Alexander is taking things to the next level with her new venture, “In Tune with Chaye Alexander”, currently in development. Chaye Alexander is a distinguished radio personality/producer/multimedia talent and host of the weekly radio show “Live with Chaye”… Advancing technology has …

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NPR’S Jazz Night in America will record Philadelphia concert honoring jazz pioneer Jymie Merritt on Sat., Jan. 16

A long-overdue tribute concert celebrating lifelong Philadelphia jazz artist Jymie Merritt, the innovative double bass and electric bassist, band leader and composer, will be recorded for an upcoming edition of NPR’s Jazz Night in America program. The Music of Jymie Merritt and The Forerunners will take place Saturday, January 16, …

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Eddie Palmieri w/ Pete Escovedo Orchestra Featuring Sheila E. & Juan Escovedo. Friday, January 15 – Miami ‘Adrienne Arsht’

SALSA SUMMIT brings together the dynamic musical forces of legendary pianist Eddie Palmieri, the amazing percussion dynasty of the Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring his son Juan Escovedo and daughter, Sheila E. Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 …

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VJC Big Band and Guest Vibraphonist, Richard Greenblatt- Tribute to Terry Gibbs’ Dream Band – December 4, 2015 – 8 pm

December 4, 2015 – 8 pm The Vermont Jazz Center’s 18 piece big band with vibraphonist Rich Greenblatt play the high-energy swinging arrangements of Terry Gibbs’ legendary Dream Band. Special guests Jill Connolly and Mark Anagnostpolus on vocals for this annual VJC Scholarship fundraiser concert. Tickets $25-40 sliding scale, $35-50 …

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St Germain announces first North American tour in 15 years

The much-anticipated new self-titled album from St Germain (Ludovic Navarre), which comes 15 years after the commercially and critically successful Tourist, has been met with acclaim, with NPR declaring Navarre “remains a sly master of the textural mix,” The Independent on Sunday (UK) praising the album’s “tasteful blend of dexterous musicianship and smooth syncopated beats,” and the Wall Street …

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The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, photo by Erlyn Ordinario
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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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Alicia Olatuja performs at Harlem Stage on November 18

HARLEM STAGE PRESENTS A FREE CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT WITH ALICIA OLATUJA, NOVEMBER 18 Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Avenue, Manhattan) Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Alicia Olatuja Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30pm Tickets: Free with RSVP To kick off the 30th anniversary season of their partnership with Carnegie Hall, Harlem Stage is excited to …

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Antonio Hart, ‘Blessings CD’ Standard – NYC / Dizzy Gillespie™ All Stars, Blue Note – NYC (Dizzy’s Birthday)

“Blessings describes how I feel about the great music that came before,” says Hart. While he is mindful of the jazz tradition, he knows no confines. “Great music also comes from Stax and Motown, Jeff Beck, Queen, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson.” “Blessings” and “standards” do not stand …

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Dizzy Gillespie™ All Stars, Blue Note – NYC (Dizzy’s Birthday) / Antonio Hart, ‘Blessings CD’ Standard – NYC

History has produced its share of great artists and great people – John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and …

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A Tribute to Jobim with Maucha Adnet, featuring Helio Alvez and Duduka DaFonseca

Saturday, November 14, 2015 8 pm Brazilian Vocalist  Maucha Adnet performed, toured and recorded with legendary composer Antônio Carlos Jobim and Banda Nova for ten years. For this performance, she will be supported by Brazilian musicians Helio Alvez (piano) and Duduka DaFonseca (drums) and Austrian bassist Hans Glawishnig. Jobim was …

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