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NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Help defray Boston Jazz Hero Arni Cheatham's medical costs

Help defray Boston Jazz Hero Arni Cheatham's medical costs

Arni Cheatham, one of the most respected and beloved professional musicians and educators in the Boston jazz community, is in need of immediate financial assistance to help pay for medical bills. For almost two years, Arni has been living with debilitating back pain. Recently, his disability has progressed alarmingly, despite ongoing and wide- ranging efforts with an extensive ...

Nuove esplorazioni dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Read "Nuove esplorazioni dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

I due ultimi album dell'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra confermano il versatile e poliedrico approccio del suo fondatore e leader, Mark Harvey. In una carriera di oltre quattro decenni la formazione bostoniana ha mostrato di operare con competenza e creatività in tutto l'arco dell'orchestrazione jazz: da rivisitazioni ellingtoniane a esplorazioni post-free, in sintesi tra momenti cameristici e libere ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Richard Nelson / Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Deep River

Read "Deep River" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If the name of this new CD by guitarist Richard Nelson and Boston's intrepid Aardvark Jazz Orchestra sounds familiar, that's because it is the same as a spiritual of unknown origin that has been sung for perhaps hundreds of years in churches and other venues and recorded a number of times in films, once by the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Impressions

Read "Impressions" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Prossimo ai settanta Mark Harvey continua a guidare l'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra che ha fondato 42 anni fa. La formazione è poco nota fuori degli Stati Uniti ma vanta un percorso glorioso, documentato da dodici album, di cui sette incisi per la Leo Records. Nel corso della sua storia ha ospitato musicisti di primo piano come Jaki ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Praised for “spirited composition and inspired playing” (Jazz Alchemist - Poland) and called “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will celebrate its 41st season with a series of Fall 2013 concerts featuring Blues and Other Hues. The venerable orchestra, led by award-winning composer ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Evocations

Read "Evocations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La Aardvark Jazz Orchestra festeggia i suoi 40 anni di attività con un album che racchiude sette brani di lunghezza variabile (si va dai tre minuti del secondo brano agli oltre ventuno minuti del brano finale) registrati in varie occasioni fra il 2004 e il 2011. L'approccio di Mark S. Harvey, leader di questa orchestra, assomiglia molto più a ...

NEWS: EVENT

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (38th season, Mark Harvey Music Director) celebrates Duke Ellington at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116, on Saturday April 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Tickets: $15. Call 617 776 8778. The show is a Weekend Kickoff Event in Jazz Boston's Jazz Week. Expect an exhilarating mix of classics and rarities from Ellington's 5 decades ...