Dudley House Jazz Bands - December Concert!

Picture for poster after Jazz by Geoff Coe.

Friday, December 5th at 8:45 p.m.

Dudley House's Main Dining Room (Harvard Yard).

Refreshments will be served.

If you live in the Boston area, get ready for a hot Jazz night in Dudley House, even if it's cold outside!


Our Combo will play swinging arrangements in different styles, from jazz waltz to rhythm'n blues. Alan Lenarcic has lead the rehearsals with brio, and the tunes will be:

  • James P. Johnson's 1921 Carolina Shout, arranged by Karim Al-Zand.
  • PeeWee Ellis & Jaco Pastorius's The Chicken
  • Wayne Shorter's Infant Eyes
  • Chick Corea's Times Lie
  • Donald Fagen & Walter Becker's My Old School


As during each concert since last Fall, new music will be created: this time, the big-band's lead trombonist Ethan Fenn composed a new piece for a cool ensemble of winds, bass and drums. Looking forward to this world première!

Big Band Repertoire: from 1937 to 1991

Our full big band will explore a repertoire including major American composers, from the eternal Duke Ellington to 2004 and 2008 Grammy Award winner Maria Schneider.

  • 1937: Robert Johnson's Sweet Home Chicago
  • 1942: Dizzy Gillespie's A Night in Tunisia
  • 1945: Duke Ellington's I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  • 1946: Billy Eckstine's Cool Breeze
  • 1960: Edvard Grieg, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn's Anitra's Dance
  • 1965: Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage
  • 1970: Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Us
  • 1987: Maria Schneider's Green Piece
  • 1991: Bob Mintzer's Bright Lights
  • 1991: Maria Schneider's Dance You Monster, To My Soft Song


  1. Hey i am a big fan of Steely Dan, but Mr Walter Becker has a new album called Circus Money, What a great album it is, just had to share that with all the Steely Dan Fans.



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