Dudley House and the Harvard University Office for the Arts are proud to present a jazz residency with international saxophone icon David Liebman. The residency will include workshops with Harvard students and a public master class on Wednesday, April 18. The residency ends with the world concert premiere of The Liebman Concerto, performed by Liebman, jazz pianist Lewis Porter, and the Dudley House Jazz Band and Orchestra, on Thursday, April 19. See the full schedule of events below and click here for the latest information.
As one of the leading forces in contemporary jazz, Liebman gained prominence performing in the groups of Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, and he has since exerted great influence as a saxophonist, bandleader, composer, author, and educator.
Lewis Porter, PhD, a jazz pianist, composer, and author, is a professor of music at Rutgers University and the founder and director of the university’s master’s program in jazz history and research.
The Dudley House Jazz Band and Dudley Symphony Orchestra are ensembles of graduate students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as well as Harvard undergraduates and community members. In recent years, the Jazz Band has gained renown by premiering previously unearthed arrangements and resurrecting others, from Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams, to the Horace Tapscott estate. In addition to regular concerts, the ensembles host weekly jam sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students, serving as an important part of jazz on campus.
Dudley House and the Harvard University Office for the Arts present:
David Liebman In Residence at Harvard
with Pianist Lewis Porter
18-19 April 2012
- The Dudley House Jazz Combo performs “Liebman and More”
A Pre-Residency Kickoff Concert at Cafe Gato Rojo
Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
- David Liebman Master Class
Paine Hall-Room 9
Wednesday, April 18, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
- The Liebman Concerto, world premiere featuring David Liebman, Lewis Porter, and the Dudley House Jazz Band and Orchestra
Paine Concert Hall
Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10, through the Harvard Box Office, 617-496-2222