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18 April 2016

April 19-21 — Berklee State of Jazz Composition Symposium


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From April 19-21, I will be participating in several events at Berklee’s biennial State of Jazz Composition Symposium, alongside my fellow guest artists Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, John Clayton, Andy Milne, and Samuel Torres. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
12:00 PM Symposium Kickoff Event
1:00 PM Afro-Latin Rhythm and Jazz: Compositional Perspectives — panel discussion with Samuel Torres, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, and yrs truly
5:00 PM Meet & Greet

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
1:00 PM Tradition, Innovation, and Social Commentary: Jazz Composition in Context — panel discussion with Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, John Clayton, and yrs truly
3:30 PM Listening Session — I’ll be sharing a sneak peak of Secret Society’s upcoming recording, Real Enemies, and talk about the process behind the music.

THRUSDAY, APRIL 21
9:30 PM Darcy James Argue with the Rainbow Big Band: I’ll be leading Berklee’s Rainbow Big Band in a concert of my music

The above events are all free and open to the public.