Celebrate Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's 40th anniversary season with the premier of Boston JazzScape!
“Aardvark suggests the best and the brashest of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, George Russell, and even Frank Zappa.” —JazzTimes
The internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra marks the high point of its historic 4th season with the world premier of Mark Harvey’s epic new work, Boston JazzScape. Expect an exuberant display of Aardvark’s “awe-inspiring audience fascination” (Downbeat) as the band delivers Harvey’s exhilarating 21st-century salute to Boston. This extended suite, composed over 10 years, shows off Harvey’s prodigious skill in styles ranging from jazz, swing, blues, and rock to multi-stylistic mashups. The piece tells a fascinating story of Boston, from the Great Fire of 1872 to Sacco and Vanzetti to the infamous urban renewal of the West End (a precursor to the Big Dig), from Boston-born jazz maven Nat Hentoff to social crusader Kip Tiernan, from the back story of the Charlie Card to Mayor Kevin White’s Summerthing.
Front of House seating is available for an extra $5 here.
Online: purchase using the link in the red box
By phone: 1-800-440-6975; Mon–Sat, 9 am–9 pm; and Sun, 9 am–6 pm.
In person: visit any MFA ticket desk; desks close 30 minutes before the Museum
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert.