The Jazz Composers Alliance Celebrates Jimi Hendrix
Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra will present a program of creative music, by, associated with and about Jimi Hendrix, featuring arrangements/compositions for the 18 piece JCA Orchestra by composers Gil Evans, David Harris, Hiro Honshuku, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, and Norm Zocher. Hendrix has had a huge impact on popular music, and the JCA is looking forward to celebrating his contributions.
The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra has been a fixture on Bostons creative music scene since its first performance in December 1985. Combining dedicated musicianship, innovative programming and fresh compositional ideas; JCA concerts are colorful, adventurous, high-energy events. The JCA Orchestra has released 8 critically acclaimed CDs. Featured soloists include David Harris, Jim Hobbs, Hiro Honshuku, Bill Lowe, Bob Pilkington, Forbes Graham, Phil Scarff and Norm Zocher. .... every community should have one says Willard Jenkins of Jazz Times.
... the JCAO seamlessly moved from composition to improvisation, chordal improvisation to free extemporization, wide-open structure to well-ordered chaos. The music was daring but incredibly disciplined. Even in their wildest abandon, every musician demonstrated self control in the service of expression and musical goals larger than themselves. Aesthetic, Not Anesthetic - Perfesser M. Figg
The music begins at 8:15pm; admission, for the general public is $12, or $8 if picked up at the Performance Center box office the day before the show. Berklee students are free up until the day before, and $4 day of.