Schedule of Jazz 50th Events






3-5 pm, MIT Lewis Music Library
Opening of the Herb Pomeroy/MIT Jazz@50 Exhibit, Lewis Music Library, Hayden Library Bldg, 160 Memorial Drive.


4-5 pm, Kirsch Auditorium, MIT Stata Center
Jazz at MIT: Excellence, Spirit, and Community
A Historical Perspective of Jazz at MIT
.  Former band members from all decades share memories. Moderated by Richard Orr, ’62  (Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, Vassar and Main St.)

5-6:30 pm, Kirsch Auditorium, MIT Stata Center
Herb Pomeroy’s Boston: Big Bands, Berklee, and the Bridge to MIT

Presentation by Richard Vacca, author of The Boston Jazz Chronicles, with guest panel: Ray Santisi, Fred Bouchard, David Bondelevitch, ’85, and John Harbison. Moderated by Mark Harvey (Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Bldg., Vassar and Main Sts.)


6:30-7:15 pm, Kresge Auditorium, MIT
50 Years of Jazz through the lenses of Directors and Faculty.

Panelists: Everett Longstreth, Jamshied Sharifi, Jim O’Dell, Fred Harris, John Harbison, and Keala Kaumeheiwa. Moderated by Mark Harvey. Kresge Auditorium, 84 Mass. Ave. Cambridge.

7:30 pm, Kresge Auditorium
50th Anniversary Gala Concert/6th Annual Herb Pomeroy Memorial Concert.  MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Alumni Jazz Band, MIT CMS Jazz Combo, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, guest pianist Steve Kuhn, and the world premiere of a composition by Chick Corea composed for the FJE for this 50th anniversary concert. Kresge Auditorium, 84 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.


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