Aardvark Jazz Orchestra to Open 41st Season Oct 9, Scullers Jazz Club Boston
October 9, 2013
The internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will open its 41st season with Blues and Other Hues. Led by Mark Harvey, the band, with vocalists Jerry Edwards & Grace Hughes, will perform an exhilarating mix, from Ellington’s classic Such Sweet Thunder to Harvey’s Boston Boy (inspired by jazz maven Nat Hentoff), plus Billy Strayhorn’s Daydream, and more (“spirited composition, inspired playing” -Jazz Alchemist, Poland.
Founded in 1973, Aardvark has been a force in the international jazz scene for 40 years. The band has premiered more than 150 works for jazz orchestra and has released 11 CDs, including 6 discs on Leo Records, one of the world’s leading adventurous music labels