Jazz

2018 Apr 21

Harvard Wind Ensemble and Sunday Jazz Band present "Weclome to Harvard"

6:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street

The Harvard Sunday Jazz Band and Harvard Wind Ensemble will present a special Visitas concert to welcome the class of 2022.

The Sunday Jazz Band perform  Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue,” Mario Bauza's “Zambia” and Kenny Dorham’s “Una Ma.” The Harvard Wind Ensemble will perform Vincent Persichetti’s “Divertimento” and Guy Woolfenden’s “Illyrian Dances.” The Wind Ensemble will also include works by Leroy Anderson and David Maslanka.

Presented by: Harvard Wind Ensemble and Sunday Jazz Band
Tickets: Admission is free....

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2018 Apr 27

Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore

7:30pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza Tent

Gilmore
Guitarist David Gilmore will join Harvard Jazz Bands, led by Yosvany Terry, for a magical evening concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 under the tent on the Science Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. All (and all ages) are welcome. Come early and enjoy the food trucks on the Plaza. Find out more about ARTS FIRST (April 26-29) -- Harvard's annual celebration of student and faculty creativity. 

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers and many others. His latest release, Transitions (2017 Criss Cross Records) was one of Downbeat Magazine’s top CDs of 2017. He was also voted into the both the Critic’s Poll and Reader’s Poll of 2017.

Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America, New Jazz Works Composer Grants, and nominated for the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world, and is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.... Read more about Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore

2017 Nov 08

A conversation and clinic with Jeff “Tain” Watts, moderated by Bill Zildjian

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Leverett House Library Theater, 11 Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe Streets)

drummer, composer and Grammy Award-winner Jeff “Tain” WattsA conversation and clinic with drummer, composer and Grammy Award-winner Jeff “Tain” Watts, moderated by Bill Zildjian, with live music provided by Harvard student jazz musicians.

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2017 Nov 11

Harvard Jazz Bands featuring Guest Artist, Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums

8:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland St.

The Harvard Jazz Bands in concert featuring Guest Artist, Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums. Learn more about Watts' life and career: read Create your world by Truelian Lee '21 on the Harvard Arts Blog.

Presented by: Harvard Jazz Bands
Tickets: Full Price: $10.00; Students, Seniors (65+), Harvard ID: $5.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222...

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2017 Apr 30

ARTS FIRST: Jazz on the Plaza

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

The Plaza Tent

Yosvany Terry¡Festejemos jazz! April 30 is International Jazz Day—join us for this free concert featuring Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry, Harvard’s Director of Jazz Ensembles, Senior Lecturer on Music and ”a leader among the current generation of Afro-Carribean jazz musicians in the United States” according to The New York Times. ... Read more about ARTS FIRST: Jazz on the Plaza

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