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The Makanda Project with special guest tenor saxophonist Chico Freeman


Arlington High School Old Hall 1571941211
869 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
(339) 707-5170



November 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST



The Makanda Project, highly regarded for its dedication to exploring and performing the previously unrecorded compositions of Boston native Makanda Ken McIntyre, has also been applauded for undertaking the work of other renowned jazz masters.

With funding made possible by a grant from The Boston Foundation, The Makanda Project has invited Chico Freeman, one of the world’s leading tenor saxophonists, to join them as they embark on presenting a program consisting entirely of selections from Freeman’s extensive catalog of compositions. These new arrangements are to be the first big band adaptations of his work.

For the Arlington concert, only the second time The Makanda Project has performed in the Metro West area, the following musicians will be joining Freeman: Kurtis Rivers (alto sax), Arni Cheatham (alto sax), Paavo Carey (soprano sax, clarinet), Sean Berry (tenor sax), Charlie Kohlhase (baritone sax), Jerry Sabatini (trumpet), Haneef Nelson (trumpet), Ku-umba Frank Lacy (trombone), Alfred Patterson (trombone), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), John Kordalewski (piano), Avery Sharpe (bass), and Yoron Israel (drums).

The Arlington High Jazz Band, led by Tino D’Agostino, will open the evening’s concert.

General admission: $20, seniors $10, students free.