Don Byron and the New Gospel Quintet

Don Byron and the New Gospel Quintet

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Please join us for a fresh mix of gospel and jazz with Don Byron at MIT!

Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
With the Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble, Tyrone Sutton, Director

Saturday, October 27, 2012
7:30pm | MIT Kresge Auditorium W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Open to the public | Tickets required
MIT students, Faculty and Staff: FREE
General admission: $20; other students: $10
Advance tickets online, cash only at the door

Legendary clarinetist Don Byron brings his newest project to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Featuring the music of gospel pioneer Thomas A. Dorsey, Byron's album Love, Peace and Soul (released in February 2012 on Savoy Jazz) mixes his original jazz compositions with traditional gospel works. Joining Don Byron and his New Gospel Quintet on stage is a chorus of students from Boston Arts Academy, an innovative public high school for the performing and visual arts.

About the artist
“Calling Don Byron a jazz musician is like calling the Pacific wet – it just doesn’t begin to describe it…”
– Time Magazine

Don Byron, a singular voice in a broad range of musical contexts, is acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his unsurpassed virtuosity as a player. Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world.

Curated by Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music Evan Ziporyn, the appearance of Don Byron and the New Gospel Quintet is produced by the MIT Music and Theater Arts section in collaboration with the MIT Visiting Artists program.

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