Jazz

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

2017 Apr 08

Women in Jazz: Celebrating Cassandra Wilson

8:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Presented by: Office for the Arts and the Harvard Jazz Bands
Tickets: Full Price: $15.00; Students & Seniors (65+): $8.00; Outings & Innings: $10 with Harvard ID.
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

A concert featuring Cassandra Wilson, the 2017 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence, with the Harvard Jazz Bands. Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors.

Named the 2017 Jazz Master in Residence at Harvard University, Cassandra Wilson… Read more about Women in Jazz: Celebrating Cassandra Wilson

2017 Apr 05

vocalist/musician CASSANDRA WILSON

4:00pm

Location: 

Leverett Old Library, McKinlock Hall, 11 Mill St. (between Plympton Street and DeWolfe Street)

Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi who incorporates blues, country and folk music into her work.Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
Venue: Leverett House Library Theatre
Watch the interview with Cassandra Wilson moderated by Eric Jackson, WGBH “Jazz 24/7”
Read the interview by Cherie Hu ’17 on the Harvard Arts Blog

“A singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” (Gary Giddins), Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi who incorporates blues, country and folk music into her work. Designated a Jazz Master in Residence at Harvard, she will discuss her career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African and African American Music. Wilson will also appear in concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands on Saturday, April 8 at 8 pm, Sanders Theatre; for tickets and other information, visit the Harvard Box Office website.… Read more about vocalist/musician CASSANDRA WILSON

2016 Nov 03

A Conversation with singer-pianist DENA DEROSE

4:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity
Related event: Nov. 5, 8 PM: Celebrating Women in Jazz: Dena DeRose in Concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands

Dena DeRose, “the most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn” (Joel Siegel, Washington City Paper), will be in residence at Harvard University October 30-November 5, 2016, sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and Harvard Jazz Bands (Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors). … Read more about A Conversation with singer-pianist DENA DEROSE

2016 Oct 20

drummer IGNACIO BERROA

4:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.

According to Wynton Marsalis, “Ignacio Berroa plays with intelligence, taste, fire, and soul. His playing combines the finest aspects of Afro-Cuban and American styles of drumming.” The Cuban-born drummer will discuss his career and creative process, and perform with his trio mates, bassist Greg Ryan and pianist Alain Mallet.

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2016 Sep 10

The Pulitzer Centennial: Opening Night: Wynton Marsalis

7:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Power: Accountability and Abuse: The Pulitzer Centennial, Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Journalism and the Arts 

Presented by: Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Tickets: Free ticket distribution begins at 12 noon Wed., Sept. 7 in person at Farkas Hall and for a fee by phone and online. Limit of 2 tickets per person per event/session. Will Call pickup for general public advance orders at Farkas Hall through 5pm on Sat. Sept. 10. Otherwise, tickets will be available for pickup at the Sanders Theatre box office after 5 pm on Saturday and all day Sunday, Sept. 11. Individual tickets must be obtained for each of the five sessions that will take place.
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
More information and schedule of events>… Read more about The Pulitzer Centennial: Opening Night: Wynton Marsalis

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