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    The New World Jazz Composers Octet Live

    Presented by at Berklee Performance Center

    March 10, 2014


    The New World Jazz Composers Octet Live

    The widely acclaimed New World Jazz Composers Octet has been together for the past 12 years. The band has released three CDs, which have been highly praised in Jazz Times, DownBeat, Cadence Magazine,, and many other international publications.

    The band's most recent CD, Breaking News, was selected on as one of the top 10 new releases. The band performs new music written by Ted Pease, Ken Schaphorst, Bob Freedman, Mike Abene, Matthew Nicholl, Edgar Dorantes, Richard Lowell, Jack Walrath, and many others.

    The band was founded and is led by saxophonist and Berklee associate professor Daniel Ian Smith and features Tim Ray, Felipe Salles, Walter Platt, Tony D’Aveni, Ernesto Diaz, Keala Kaumeheiwa, and Mark Walker. The group will be a guest in residence at St. Michaels College, in Vermont, in March and is slated to be a featured act at the 2014 Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, Vermont.

    Berklee Performance Center

    136 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

    Phone: 617 747-2261


    By "T": Take the Green Line to the Hynes Convention Center stop. Exit left onto Massachusetts Avenue and cross Boylston Street. The Berklee Performance Center is about 30 yards from the corner. Consult the MBTA Web site for bus routes and schedules.

    Limited metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Berklee Performance Center and Berklee College of Music.

    Parking is also available at nearby parking garages. For a full list go here:

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