In a rare treat for music and poetry aficionados alike, the concert will feature former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky in only his second jazz performance ever, with internationally renowned percussionist Rakalam Bob Moses and upcoming saxophonist Andrew Urbina. Also appearing: George Garzone and Friends; the Coltrane EOP Quartet with Leonard Brown, Tim Ingles, Alvin Terry, and Emmett Price; the Marianne Solivan Quartet with Eric Hofbauer, Dmitry Ishenko, and Mike Connors; and the Berklee City Music All-Stars Quintet. MC for the festivities will be Eric Jackson, host of WGBH Radios Jazz with Eric in the Evening.
Proceeds from the stylistically wide-ranging event will go to three outstanding jazz outreach programs in the Boston Public Schools the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Educational Outreach Program, the New England Conservatory Community Performances and Partnerships Program, and the Berklee College of Music City Music Program, which will be represented onstage.
For tickets and information: 617-931-2000, 617-747-2261, www.ticketmaster.com
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Added by marycurtin on April 26, 2008