"Right now, we're finding struggle where there was once calm and calm where there was once struggle, like the musician, locked out of the practice rooms, with nowhere but outside amidst the sunset to play."
Photo courtesty of Gabriel (Tony) Terrasa
A Moment’s Respite—MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble & MIT Emerson Jazz Fellows. MIT LiveStream Fall Jazz Concert.
Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 7pm
The MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble (MIT FJE) was founded in 1963 by Boston jazz icon Herb Pomeroy and led since 1999 by Dr. Frederick Harris, Jr. This advanced 18 to 20-member big band/jazz ensemble is comprised of outstanding MIT undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide range of disciplines. MIT FJE performs traditional and contemporary jazz ensemble literature, including student compositions and new works written for the MIT FJE by major jazz composers. Improvisation is a prominent part of the MIT FJE experience.