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Golden Anniversary Of Jazz At MIT To Feature New Work By Chick Corea

Published: 2012-08-24
Herb Pomeroy 2012-2013 50th Anniversary Season to Celebrate Pomeroy, Corea and others

The 2012-2013 season marks the 50th anniversary of formal jazz performance and study at MIT, where jazz has thrived since 1963.

This academic year’s special performances and events celebrating MIT’s jazz golden anniversary will culminate on April 27, 2013 with a Gala Concert in Kresge Auditorium featuring the world premiere of an original piece by Chick Corea
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
b.1941
piano
, specially composed for this performance by the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. The NEA Jazz Master, 18-time Grammy winner, and Chelsea native has strong ties to the Boston-area and fond teenage memories of hearing Herb Pomeroy
Herb Pomeroy
Herb Pomeroy
b.1930
trumpet
perform.

Fifty years ago the legendary jazz trumpeter Herb Pomeroy joined the MIT Music Program and brought the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble to national prominence during his tenure (1963-1985). Under Pomeroy, the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble was one of the first three collegiate bands invited to participate at the Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Festival. The band also gained notoriety at the Notre Dame and Villanova Jazz Festivals.

Herb Pomeroy’s legacy to MIT continues to date; thanks to the generosity of the Pomeroy Family, Herb’s music library, recordings, and personal papers are now a part of the MIT Institute Archives.


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