Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jaki Byard Symposium & Concert Taking Place at WPI in Worcester on April 13

A day-long event focusing on the life and music of jazz pianist Jaki Byard is taking place at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, April 13, 2014. 

The event takes place at Alden Memorial Hall on WPI campus, and is free and open to the public.  The sympoisum starts at 3:00 p.m., followed by the concert at 8:00 p.m.

Born in Worcester in 1922, John Arthur "Jaki" Byard came from a musical family, and was playing professionally at age 16.  He became an influential pianist and composer during his career, performing with Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus and other important bandleaders.

For more details about the symposium and concert, please contact Professor Richard Falco at rfalco@wpi.edu.

Find year round details on jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor informaiton go to MassVacation.com.


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