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Celebration of WPI as Official Home of New England Jazz Alliance Hall of Fame

Saturday, April 29, 2017
3:00 pm


Two events 3:00PM Meet WICN Jazz Radio Hosts and Concert 7:30PM

On Saturday, April 29, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will become the official home of the New England Jazz Alliance Hall of Fame. NEJA established the Hall of Fame in 2001 to honor the contributions of New England jazz musicians and to provide  a home to the life works of jazz greats like Jaki Byard, Harry Carney, and Henry “Boots” Mussulli, but until now the exhibits did not have a permanent location. The prestigious distinction will be celebrated with a public music event featuring works by the region’s noted jazz artists as well as a performance by the New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra. Read more in the Daily Herd.

International Jazz History Database

3:00-5:00 p.m.

  •  Open reception with three jazz bands and refreshments.
  •  Introduction of the international contribution technology for the Jazz History Database
  • Unveiling of the New England Jazz Alliance Hall of Fame Exhibit
  •  Meet and Greet WICN Jazz Radio Hosts                                   

  7:30-8:30 p.m.

 The New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra, directed by Professor Ken Schaphorst, with special guest Mark Zaleski,
  performing compositions and arrangements by Worcester native Jaki Byard

WHERE:       Worcester Polytechnic Institute,  Alden Memorial, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA

WHO:            WPI Professor Rich Falco
                        WPI Jazz Ensemble
                        New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra
                        Members of the New England Jazz Alliance
                        Additional musicians to be announced


Richard Falco
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