Jaki Byard Symposium & Concert Sunday in Massachusetts

Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project will perform

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George Wein

Jaki Byard

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


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.


-Solo composition performed by Ran Blake and dedicated to Jaki


-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