Called “stunningly beautiful” (The New York City Jazz Record) and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Mark Harvey music director, will open its historic 49th season with a Duke Ellington Celebration, featuring classics like Satin Doll and I’m Beginning to See the Light, and joyful selections from Ellington’s Sacred Concerts. including the lyrical Come Sunday and the jubilant It's Freedom. The band has been hailed for "lush sonorities and a saxophonic blend worthy of Ellington’s finest reed sections.” (Jazz Times)
Advance registration is required. Please see the eventbrite link. Also, proof of vaccination and masks are required for all attendees.
With worldwide distribution of 16 CDs and performances in festivals, churches, concert halls, colleges and universities, The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra has been a major force in the international jazz scene for almost 50 years. The band has premiered more than 175 works for jazz orchestra and has garnered critical acclaim around the globe. Of the band’s 16 CDs, ten are on Leo Records, one of the world’s leading adventurous music labels. Aardvark guest artists have included luminaries like Sheila Jordan, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Giuffre, and others.
Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; Mike Peipman, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Rick McLaughlin/string bass; Richard Nelson/guitar; Harry Wellott/drums; Grace Hughes, vocalist; and Mark Harvey, arranger/music director.
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is managed by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, director, telephone 617 776 8778, email: email@example.com