PEDRO GIRAUDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA-July 27, 7:30 pm, FREE ADMISSION

JAZZ WEDNESDAYS
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HARBOR CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Jazz Department of Harbor Conservatory
for the Performing Arts, of Boys & Girls Harbor is pleased to present Jazz
Wednesdays a FREE series of three intimate Guest Artist events showcasing
some of the most dynamic musicians currently on the Jazz scene. The series
exemplifies the broad world vision of Jazz that informs the Harbor
Conservatory’s Jazz Program under the direction of pianist, composer,
bandleader Gustavo Casenave. All events will be presented in Music Studio
B21, in the lower level of the Heckscher Building located on Fifth avenue in
Manhattan between 104th Street and Fifth avenue. Seating is limited and
there are no reservations. Support for the Conservatory’s GUEST ARTIST
Series is made possible with public support from the Music Program of the
New York State Council on the Arts.

*ABOUT THE ARTISTS

PEDRO GIRAUDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA – July 27, 7:30 pm
The amazing and acclaimed composer and bassist Pedro Giraudo, presents his
band, which boasts some of New York’s finest jazz musicians, and has
performed regularly in the most prestigious jazz clubs in the New York City
area, including the Jazz Standard, Birdland, The Jazz Gallery, Blue Note,
Joe’s Pub, as well as abroad. John Murph of Downbeat described Giraudo’s
music as “an opulent listening experience of modern, orchestral jazz,
brimming with passionate improvisations, deliberate contrapuntal melodies
and plush harmonies.” Chip Boaz of Latin Jazz Corner offered this analysis:
“The rich eloquence of Giraudo’s gorgeous artistic expression flows through
the music with an undeniable grace. “Córdoba tells a story of innocence,
discovery, and unbridled emotion, expressed delicately through the colors of
Giraudo’s finely tuned compositions.”

DON’T MISS: August 10, 7:30 pm ADAM CRUZ SEXTET

The Harbor Conservatory Jazz Department under the direction of Gustavo
Casenave is designed to develop skilled performers, composers, and arrangers
in preparation for advanced college level study and future professional
careers. Focusing on all aspects of Jazz education, this program offers an
innovative curriculum, comprised of traditional Jazz studies, enhanced by a
broader world – vision of Jazz and the art of improvisation. Master classes
and concerts by major Jazz artists, are offered in addition to the
arranging, composition, ear training, and performance courses and
opportunities. For more info: gcasenave@theharbor.org

HARBOR CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, now in its 41st year, was
established by Boys & Girls Harbor and offers pre-professional training in
the disciplines of dance, instrumental music, voice and theater arts to
students ages 4-21.

Boys & Girls Harbor founded in 1937 by Anthony D. Duke, and now under the
direction of Dr. Thomas Howard, serves more than 1,300 children and young
people annually through the Harbor’s Early Childhood Education programs; our
affiliated Harbor Science and Arts Charter School for elementary and
middle-school students; the renowned Harbor Conservatory for the Performing
Arts; after-school and summer enrichment programs; college preparation
services; and counseling and social/emotional services and referrals. To
learn more please visit us on-line at http://www.theharbor.org
or call 212/427-2244 ext. 544.

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