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Harvard Hosts Jazz Panel, Concert

It seems that people in Massachusetts, for whatever reason, can’t get their fill of panel discussions about careers in music. Two days ago we reported that Boston’s Hynes Convention Center will host a panel-plentiful music career expo on April 6. If you are planning on attending that event, why not take off a few days earlier for a panel at Harvard in nearby Cambridge?

On Apr. 3 and 6, Harvard will celebrate the 30 years of jazz educatin’ that have gone down in their hallowed halls. The panel discussion, “From Liberal Arts to a Jazz Career,” will be held on Apr. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Ingrid Monson, Harvard’s Professor of African-American Music. Saxophonists Don Braden and Anton Schwartz, along with vocalist Sara Lazarus, all Harvard alums, will fill out the panel, sharing their insights on what to do and what not to do when pursuing a career in jazz. A jam session will follow the discussion. And following the jam session-albeit three days later and at another location-Harvard will continue to celebrate with a concert by the Harvard University Jazz Band and featuring all three panelists on Apr. 6 at 8 p.m..

The panel will be held in the Reid Tonken Room, Winthropo House at 32 Mill St. Admission is free and more information is available by calling (617) 495-8676. The concert will be held in Sanders Theatre at 45 Quincy St. Tickets cost $12 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors. Reservations can be made, visit or call, (617) 496-2222.

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