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Makanda Project Dudley Library Concerts

 
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Four times a year, VISIONS presents free jazz concerts by the acclaimed Boston-based jazz group The Makanda Project, in the community-based setting of the Dudley Library Auditorium in Roxbury, MA.  The arts – and the community spirit achieved through these particular events – are an ideal vehicle for the principles that VISIONS represents.  Presenting these concerts is another way that VISIONS is involved in the community where we work.
 
The Makanda Project is a 13 piece ensemble formed in 2005 to play the previously unrecorded compositions of Makanda Ken McIntyre (1931-2001), a Roxbury native who was a significant yet under-recognized jazz innovator in a career that spanned over four decades.  The Makanda Project includes several of Boston’s most accomplished jazz musicians.  Each Dudley Library concert also features an internationally renowned guest artist.  Some of the concerts also include a live painting activity facilitated by Massachusetts College of Art & Design’s sparc! the ArtMobile, and/or performances by community youth.
 
The Dudley Library is located at 65 Warren Street in Roxbury.
 
Upcoming concerts:
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
The Makanda Project featuring Oliver Lake
Live painting sponsored by MassArt’s sparc! the ArtMobile
 
These concerts are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Fellowes Fund of the Boston Public Library; and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office on Arts and Culture.
 
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