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11th CD Released: "EVOCATIONS"
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra EVOCATIONS CD
Already garnering enthusiastic reviews, EVOCATIONS, on Leo Records, one of the world's leading adventurous music labels, showcases the original compositions of music director Mark Harvey.   
These pieces display a masterful blend of jazz traditions and 20th-century music while allowing for much individual, collective, and conductor's improvisation. 
"a modern and absolutely unique sound"  
Jazz Podium    
"filled with never-ending movement, change, turbulence, playfulness, contradictions...that not only works but also provokes and surprises" 
UNI Magazine
(Czech Republic)
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43rd Season Opener at Scullers PDF Print E-mail
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: 43rd Season Opener – Boston! 
With Vocalists Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes
Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 8:00 pm
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA
Admission: $25
Reservations and information: 617-562-4111 or
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its Boston season on October 8 at Boston’s premiere jazz venue with Jazz Americana. The band celebrates the Boston release of the CD Deep River, showcasing Aardvark in a stellar work by guitarist and composer Richard Nelson. Also on tap: Aardvark remembers Hurricane Katrina during this 10th anniversary year, with NOLA by Aardvark director Mark Harvey and Duke Ellington's raucous Second Line from his New Orleans Suite, and the band performs Billy Strayhorn’s classic Chelsea Bridge, marking the centennial of this great American composer.
Aardvark Jazz 43rd Season Preview PDF Print E-mail

Join Aardvark Jazz Orchestra for our 43rd season. Get information about upcoming concerts now and plan to attend this fall, winter and in spring 2016!

Mark Harvey named 2015 Boston "Jazz Hero" PDF Print E-mail
Aardvark founder and musical director Mark Harvey has been named by The Jazz Journalists Association as Boston’s 2015 Jazz Hero.  The Jazz Heroes awards are made annually to recognize jazz leaders, activists and advocates across the United States.  Trumpeter-composer-band leader Mark Harvey has led important jazz initiatives in the greater Boston area and New England for more than four decades; has performed internationally and has recorded with many jazz luminaries; has received numerous awards and commissions; has been widely acclaimed by the international jazz media; teaches jazz studies and composition at MIT; and is a board member of Jazz Boston.    
JazzBoston will present this JJA Award to Mark Harvey on Sunday, May 3, in an event at the legendary Wally's Jazz Club, 427 Mass Ave, Boston, from 3 - 5 PM.  Music by the John Funkhouser Trio and musicians are invited to sit in. This will be one of the closing events of Jazz Week, April 24 - May 3.  for information on Jazz  Week. 
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