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Carla Bley and the Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

A jazz legend collaborates with Dartmouth musicians.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hopkins Center 123 Spaulding Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Performances
Fee required. Tickets required.

In the ’50s, Carla Bley dropped out of high school, headed for New York, and took a job as a cigarette girl at the jazz club Birdland so she could soak up the music. At 82, the legendary composer, pianist and NEA Jazz Master still tenaciously pursues beautiful and interesting sound. In an event sure to go down in Dartmouth music history, the all-student Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth opens with a set of Bley’s unforgettable big-band compositions. Then Bley will take the stage joined by British saxophonist Andy Sheppard and the revered jazz bassist Steve Swallow.


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