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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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Recent: 40th Annual Christmas Concert PDF Print E-mail
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 40th Christmas Concert
Aardvark gave its historic 40th Annual Christmas Concert featuring Music in the Spirit of the Season, a varied program featuring music from the band's four decades of holiday music-making. A large and enthusiastic crowd was on hand for the historic night. Included in the concert were  jazz updates of favorite carols such as Silent Night, Mark Harvey's arrangements of Cristo Redentor and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (performed on the very first Christmas concert), plus two new Harvey originals Fanfare for 40and Children's Carol, as well as  Sugar Rum Cherry from the Ellington-Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite.  
In addition to our regular vocalists Grace Hughes and Jerry Edwards, Donna Hewitt-Didham, a long-time Aardvark soloist, made a special guest appearance on the 2012 program. As always, the concert benefits worthy organizations, and this season's beneficiaries were Community Works and the Emmanuel Church.
The concert was held Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston, MA. 
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