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The NWJCO Daniel Ian Smith (leader/saxophones/flutes), Dino Govoni(saxophones/flute), Ken Cervenka (trumpet/flugelhorn), Walter Platt (trumpet/flugelhorn), Tim Ray (piano), Keala Kaumeheiwa (acoustic bass), Steve Langone (drums and cymbals) and Ernesto Diaz-Infante (percussion) was organized over 11 years ago by Daniel Ian Smith as an aggregation dedicated to the performance of new music. The group garnered considerable attention after its first performance (Sanctuary Composers Forum) and word spread that this world class ensemble was truly one of a kind and quickly adapted and personalized the compositions that were written expressly for it. The NWJCO has released two recordings on the Big and Phat Jazz Productions label. No Place to Hide was released in the fall of 2007. Transitions is the most recent release (June 2010) and is currently garnering attention on the JazzTimes and All About Jazz websites. For more information, go online to http://danieliansmith.com/nwjco/.


Daryl Lowery Instant!Groove released its highly successful first recording in 2004 about which Jazziz magazine wrote “[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as “acid-jazz." ...The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos..." The ensemble features Dixie Dregs keyboardist T Lavitz (B3), Yoron Israel (drums), Rick Peckham (guitar), and Bruno Råberg (acoustic bass). For more information, go online to For more information, go online to instantgroove.com.

The Arsenal Center for the Arts occupies 30,000 square feet of space on three floors. It houses two theatres, classrooms and workshop spaces, artist studios, gallery and exhibit space, rehearsal rooms, and informal gathering places. Its stunning and unique architectural design is ideally suited to support its mission of an inter-disciplinary arts center. This mix of interior venues provides a home for three resident companies (New Repertory Theatre, Watertown Children's Theatre, The Quilters' Connection) and regular performing troupes such as Improv Jones. The Center also offers its own programming consisting of art exhibits, classes and workshops for adults and children, concerts and other staged events, plus literary presentations and other discussion opportunities.

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than 60 years, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry “who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow. For more information visit berklee.edu.

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