Jazz

2016 Apr 09

Bending Toward Justice: Improvisation, Freedom, and the Arts

1:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)Presented ByHarvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
Part of the HUCA Spring 2016 series.

Improvisation is a process that generates structure in our everyday lives; we might describe it as the way we do almost everything – not just certain kinds of music, but also ordinary speech, games and sports, politics and warfare, and most social interactions.... Read more about Bending Toward Justice: Improvisation, Freedom, and the Arts

2016 Apr 07

Fromm Players Concerts: Creative Music Convergences

Repeats every day until Fri Apr 08 2016 .
9:00pm

9:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building

Vijay IyerPresented by: Fromm Players Concerts, Harvard Music Department
Tickets: Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Free parking available at Broadway Garage, Felton and Broadway Streets, Cambridge.
Runs: April 7-8

Some of the most innovative musicians performing today come together in a series of four concerts at Harvard.... Read more about Fromm Players Concerts: Creative Music Convergences

2016 Apr 07

Fromm Players Concerts: Creative Music Convergences

Repeats every day until Fri Apr 08 2016 .
7:30pm

7:30pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building

Vijay IyerPresented by: Fromm Players Concerts, Harvard Music Department
Tickets: Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Free parking available at Broadway Garage, Felton and Broadway Streets, Cambridge.
Runs: April 7-8

Some of the most innovative musicians performing today come together in a series of four concerts at Harvard.... Read more about Fromm Players Concerts: Creative Music Convergences

2016 Apr 06

a conversation with composer/bassist RUFUS REID

4:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Composer and bassist Rufus ReidPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served subject to venue capacity.
Location map: Holden Chapel
Listen to a radio interview with Rufus Reid>

Rufus Reid, whose “luscious sound and buoyant swing can levitate an ensemble clear off the bandstand” (The New Yorker), is the 2016 Harvard Jazz Master in Residence. He has toured and recorded with Nancy Wilson, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell and countless others, and his recording “Quiet Pride—the Elizabeth Catlett Project” (Motema Music), earned two GRAMMY nominations in 2015. Equally known as an exceptional educator, Reid co-founded the Jazz Studies & Performance Program at William Paterson University. He will discuss his career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music.... Read more about a conversation with composer/bassist RUFUS REID

2015 Nov 13

pianist GEORGE CABLES

4:00pm

Location: 

Leverett House Theatre, Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe streets)

Pianist George CablesPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity).
Venue: Leverett House Theatre (between Plympton and DeWolfe streets) Entrance on Mill Street (map)

A “player’s player,” Cables will discuss his career during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. “Anyone who is serious about jazz will tell you that George Cables belongs in the pantheon of the greatest jazz pianists,” Victor L. Schermer has written in All About Jazz. “Everyone, that is, except George Cables. Exceptional in every way, he is yet a team player. He sees himself as part of the rhythm section, and has always emphasized the group over the soloist.”

Mr. Cables' residency is supported by the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Fund.

... Read more about pianist GEORGE CABLES

2015 Nov 06

vocalist CATHERINE RUSSELL

4:00pm

Location: 

Leverett House Theatre, Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe streets)

Catherine RussellPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required

Vocalist Catherine Russell’s repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the present—vital interpretations that are bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, she has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song. She will lead a master class for undergraduate vocalists, open to observers admission free.... Read more about vocalist CATHERINE RUSSELL

2014 Oct 16

violinist REGINA CARTER

4:05pm

Location: 

Leverett Old Library

regina carterPresented By Learning From Performers

Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled "Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American South," co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Moderated by Prof. Ingrid Monson,...

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2014 Nov 06

trumpeter/composer WALLACE RONEY

3:55pm

Location: 

Arts @ 29 Garden St.

wallace roneyPresented By Learning From Performers

One of the most in-demand trumpeters on the professional circuit, Wallace Roney holds the distinction of being the only trumpet player the legendary Miles Davis ever personally mentored. Their association peaked in 1991 when Roney was chosen by Davis to share the stage at...

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