MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble - 50th Anniversary of Jazz at MIT
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
50th Anniversary of Jazz at MIT Gala & 6th Annual Herb Pomeroy Memorial Concert
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MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., music director, MIT Alumni Jazz Band, MIT CMS Jazz Combo, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and guest pianist Steve Kuhn. Featuring the world premiere of Chick Corea’s From Forever, Suite for Big Band, dedicated to Herb Pomeroy and written for this occasion.
6:30pm, Pre-concert talk: 50 Years of Jazz Through the Lenses of Directors and Faculty: Everett Longstreth, Jamshied Sharifi, Jim O’Dell, Fred Harris, John Harbison, and Keala Kaumeheiwa. Moderated by Mark Harvey. 7:30pm, Concert. Kresge Auditorium. Admission: Free in advance and $5 at the door. Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.
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