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Tufts University Department of Music presents jazz ensemble concerts

Posted by boston.com  October 31, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Tufts University Department of Music:

The Tufts University Department of Music is pleased to announce three performances by the Tufts Small Jazz Ensembles. All concerts will be held in the Granoff Music Center on the Medford/Somerville campus.

The first concert features two of Nando Michelin’s small jazz ensembles performing an evening of world music with a jazz approach, as well as some jazz standards. This performance will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall.

The second, entitled “A Harvest Moon Meets the Holidays”, will feature the Tufts Jazz Choir, led by Tisha Stadnicki, and another ensemble directed by Nando Michelin performing tunes including a “moon medley” with Manhattan Transfer’s “How High the Moon”, as well as holiday standards such as "Baby It's Cold Outside" and the bluesy song "Teach Me Tonight". This performance will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall.

Last, but not least, Joel LaRue Smith and Paul Ahlstrand’s small jazz ensembles will perform works by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Chaka Khan, and Afro-Cuban jazz originals by Professor Smith in a concert entitled “New York”, an exploration of the hypnotic and electrifying rhythms found in jazz clubs from Harlem to Greenwich Village, Broadway theaters, and the premier concert halls of New York City.  This concert will be take place on Sunday, November 17, 2013 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.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Small Jazz Concert I

Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus

Featuring: Tufts small jazz ensembles: Nando Michelin, director

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Small Jazz Concert II: A Harvest Moon Meets the Holidays

Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus

Featuring: Tufts Jazz Choir: Tisha Stadnicki, director; Tufts small jazz ensemble: Nando Michelin, director

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Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Small Jazz Concert III: New York

Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus

Featuring: Tufts small jazz ensembles: Joel LaRue Smith and Paul Ahlstrand, directors

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