Saturday, October 27, 2012
7:30 PM | Kresge Auditorium W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
"Calling Don Byron a jazz musician is like calling the Pacific wet – it just doesn't begin to describe it...". -- Time Magazine
Legendary clarinetist Don Byron brings his newest project to MIT. Featuring the music of gospel pioneer Thomas A. Dorsey, Byron's album Love, Peace and Soul (released in February 2012 on Savoy Jazz) mixes his original jazz compositions with traditional gospel works. Joining Don Byron and his New Gospel Quintet on stage is a chorus of students from Boston Arts Academy, an innovative public high school for the performing and visual arts.
Curated by Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music Evan Ziporyn, the appearance of Don Byron and the New Gospel Quintet is produced by the MIT Music and Theater Arts section in collaboration with the MIT Visiting Artists program.
More information at: http://arts.mit.edu/va/artist/byron