Getting Jazzy at MIT

{ Saturday, April 29th } Mark Harvey and Aardvark Jazz Orchestra celebrate Duke Ellington and socially conscious jazz.

Love Duke Ellington? Then you won’t want to miss “Democratic Vistas?,” a concert by trumpeter and Boston University Professor of Music Mark Harvey and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. A musical homage to Ellington and comprised of “Ellington extrapolations,” the concert will honor in particular the jazz legend’s tradition of “social significance” compositions. In that vein, the concert will debut new works by Harvey himself. Come expecting a jazz concert with strong political undertones.

Also scheduled in the night’s performance is a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Democratic Vistas,” as well as a performance of Harvey’s own “No Walls,” an anthem of hope and inclusivity directly speaking to the current times. According to Harvey, the piece “celebrates our common humanity. Like all jazz, it transcends differences, promotes healing and unity, and brings hope and joy.”

Mark Harvey & Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Present: Democratic Vistas?
Kresge Auditorium
W16, 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 29th
Free, no reservations required
Image courtesy of Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
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