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Small jazz ensembles to perform at Tufts this month

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  November 6, 2012 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Tufts University:

The Tufts University Department of Music is pleased to announce three performances by the Tufts Small Jazz Ensembles. All performances are held in the Granoff Music Center.

The first, entitled Express Yourself, features Joel LaRue Smith’s small jazz ensemble and the Tufts Jazz Choir led by Tisha Stadnicki. The ensembles combine to play music from Aretha Franklin and the Great American Song Book, and show how jazz will give you the opportunity to express yourself! This performance will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fisher Performance Room.

The second concert features three of Nando Michelin’s small jazz ensembles performing an evening of works for smaller combos. Held in Distler Performance Hall, this performance will be Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Last, but not least, Scott Aruda and Paul Ahlstrand’s small jazz ensembles offer a good dose funk, rock, latin, swing, and bebop in Jazz Apocalypso. This concert will get you moving in your seat and cure your winter blues! This concert will be held Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fisher Performance Room.

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission to each concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across the university's eight schools is widely encouraged. 

The Tufts Department of Music offers a flexible and eclectic academic program leading to a Bachelor or Master of Arts degree in music. Students concentrate in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, or theory, while having the opportunity to explore all these disciplines, as well as the areas of music cognition, linguistics, sociology, and anthropology of music. Students also have the opportunity to perform in over twenty different department ensembles and chamber music groups, as well as study privately on the instrument of their choice (including voice). The Tufts Department of Music is housed in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center, home to the Distler Performance Hall, Fisher Performance Room, Varis Lecture Hall, and Lilly Music Library. The Music Center hosts over 180 events and concerts annually, the majority of which are produced and presented by the Department of Music. 

Tufts University - Department of Music
Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617-627-2253 • Box Office: 617-627-3679



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