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MIT Jazz Program Celebrates 50 Years With A Corea Premiere

MIT Jazz Program Celebrates 50 Years With A  Corea Premiere

MIT Music and Theater Arts is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its jazz program. From the 1920s up until 1963, student-led jazz groups and student-produced concerts abounded on the MIT Campus. Over the years, the jazz groups included the MIT Dance Orchestra, the MIT Techtonians, and the MIT Jazz Society. On campus performances were presented by ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

New World Jazz Composers Octet: Breaking News

Read "Breaking News" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

The New World Jazz Composers Octet thrives on the old school idea of jazz composition as conduit to great jazz performance, and its third album, Breaking News, puts theory to practice from the outset with Matthew Nicholl's “Poco Picasso." The jutting melodic angles and tightly orchestrated front line arrest on their own merits, while also spurring ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Club Land Climbs the Jazz Week Bandwagon with JazzBoston

Club Land Climbs the Jazz Week Bandwagon with JazzBoston

A core ingredient in every Jazz Week is participation from the hospitality constituency and with each passing year this participation reaches ever further into the Boston Metro area from the New Hampshire border to Rhode Island and west to the edge of Route 495. Below you'll find just a small sample of many events to convey a sense of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

arsenalARTS Berklee Jazz Announces Fall 2010 Concerts

arsenalARTS Berklee Jazz Announces Fall 2010 Concerts

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 (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 ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Allen Carter Big Band / Lucerne Jazz Orchestra / Joris Teepe Big Band

Read "Allen Carter Big Band / Lucerne Jazz Orchestra / Joris Teepe Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Allen Carter Big Band

Gifts

AC Muzik

2010

If there were any integrity or enlightenment in the music business as we know it in 2010--not to mention among listeners--drummer Allen Carter's debut big-band album, Gifts, would surely go platinum or at least earn a well-deserved Grammy Award. As not much of ...