Makanda Project Free Community Concerts
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. Many of the concerts also feature internationally renowned guest artists, as well as performances by community youth. Some of the concerts also include a live painting activity facilitated by Massachusetts College of Art & Design’s sparc! the ArtMobile.
Saturday March 12, 7pm AND 8:30pm, Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 149 Dudley St.
Saturday May 14, 7pm and 8:30 pm, Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 149 Dudley Street
The Makanda Project featuring Ricky Ford
Saturday June 4, 7 pm and 8:30 pm, Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury
The Makanda Project featuring Chico Freeman
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