04/08/14

Jaki Byard Symposium & Concert Sunday in Massachusetts

Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project will perform

A day-long symposium and concert focused on the music and life of the late pianist Jaki Byard will take place this Sunday, April 13, at Alden Hall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Campus, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Ma 01609.

The event will begins at 3:00 with a symposium with the following guest
panelists:

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George Wein

Jaki Byard

Chet Williamson
Jerome Harris
Ken Shaphorst
George Schuller
Ran Blake
John Sergenian
Ed Shamgochian

Following a 5:00 dinner break, the evening concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

-The reading of the "Jaki Byard Day" proclamation by Mayor Joseph M.
Petty
-Solo composition performed by Ran Blake and dedicated to Jaki
Byard
-Concert performance by "Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project"
-CD release of Inch by Inch by the Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project

The group consists of
Jamie Baum, Flutes
Adam Kolker, Reeds
Jerome Harris, Guitar
Jay Anderson, Bass
George Schuller, Drums

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