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Jazz and Contemporary Music Chamber Music Series | Speedbumps

Wednesday • November 20, 2019   |   7:30 pm

The second Concert in the 2019-2020 JCM Concert Series will feature the other two chamber groups in the Department. The first, led by Peter Cassino will showcase a very common arrangement in jazz and that is the duo. Vocalist Jili Sha and pianist David Harewood have worked to refine a few tunes within this musical context. This is a challenge faced by many jazz musicians over the years and Jili and David will join the ranks of artists like Bill Evans and Tony Bennet.

Jili Sha – Voice

David Harewood – Piano

This concert will also feature another one of the smaller JCM chamber groups: The Harmolodic Ensemble. Led by Dave Bryant, this ensemble is based on student compositions. They have been workshopping tunes written based on Harmolodics, the musical philosophy and improvisational method of jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. This method seeks to free musical compositions from any tonal center, allowing harmonic progression independent of traditional European notions of tension and release.

Harmolodics may loosely be defined as an expression of music in which harmony, movement of sound, and melody all share the same value. The general effect that the music achieves is an immediately open expression, unconstrained tonally, rhythmically, or harmonically. This performance will feature:

Hayes Cummings – Guitar

Alexander Dillon – Drums

Soso Gelovani – Bass

Esteban Godoy – Piano

Sungjun Lee – Trumpet

Speedbumps is presented by the Longy Jazz and Contemporary Music Department. This is the second of many concerts featuring the JCM Department and the incredibly diverse range of music coming out of Longy.


DUO a selection of any of these (TBD as of yet)

Some Other Time 1944 – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise 1928 – Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951), Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)

Love is here to stay 1937 –  George and Ira Gershwin(1898-1937 / 1896-1983)

Come rain or come shine 1946 –  Harold Arlen (1905-1986), Johnny Mercer (1909-1976)


Featuring original compositions by:

something else! 2019 – Hayes Cummings 1992

Just some blues 2019 – Esteban Godoy

This Way to Quiznos 2019 – Alex Dillon 1994

New Up Top 2019 – Sungjun Lee

Full House- Soso Gelovani


Wednesday • November 20, 2019
7:30 pm
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Wolfinsohn Recital Room
Zabriskie House 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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