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Introducing Highland Jazz 2015-2016
A warm welcome to our 33rd annual jazz series where great music and great times are assured.

We have another exceptional lineup of talented musicians ready to satisfy your every musical taste whether it’s the Great American Songbook, Ellington, jazz with a soul or what’s fresh and transcendental. And, we have added yet another option this season: a pair of Sunday afternoon concerts. The first one is our season opener on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2 pm with the gifted vocalist Donna Byrne joined by her husband bassist Marshall Wood, who has toured with Tony Bennett for the past several years, the highly-regarded pianist Tim Ray and drummer Jim Gwin, the Boston Pops’ long-time percussionist. Our second Sunday concert is next March 13, 2016 featuring the multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf on vibraphone. We first introduced Warren to our Highland Jazz audience as a Berklee student and have watched him climb the ladder of international musical success and acclaim with great admiration and pride.

In December, we turn our attention to the Duke and the interpretative The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra led by Mark Harvey as they explore the gamut of Ellington Blues. And, finally in April, the soul renderings of Gabrielle Goodman, a Berklee voice professor who has earned her “Twenty Feet from Stardom” stripes with the likes of Roberta Flack and Chakka Khan. Joining her in this spirited finale will be the infectious pianist George Russell, Jr. along with guitarist John Baboian, bassist Ron Reid and drummer Yoron Israel.

You can increase your enjoyment and have a friend(s) join you for our Sunday kickoff in October by taking advantage of our time-sensitive ticket offer below. Let the good times roll!.
Hank Solomon,
Managing Director

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This program is sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.