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Tuesday, December 31 • 8:45pm - 9:30pm
The Makanda Project

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The Makanda Project,
an ensemble based in Makanda Ken McIntyre's hometown of Boston, is dedicated to continuing Makanda's legacy through the performance of his music - specifically, by playing compositions which Makanda never had the opportunity to record or perform in public. An enormous body of such work exists, reflecting the full range of Makanda's imagination as a composer. The group hopes that as some of it is heard there will be heightened appreciation for Makanda's significance as a musician.

The band, which was formed in 2005 and has kept mostly the same personnel since then, consists of 13 musicians: 5 saxophones, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, a vocalist, piano, bass, and drums. The leader, pianist John Kordalewski, who studied and performed with Makanda, has written arrangements for the large group, working from the lead sheets in Makanda's notebooks. http://www.mkmjazz.com/makanda-project.php

Tuesday December 31, 2013 8:45pm - 9:30pm
St. Paul's Cathedral 138 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02111

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