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Melanie Howell-Brooks

Musician / Jazz Baritone Sax / Woodwinds Specialist

The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra

Saturday, May 18 8PM

Hosted by Mandorla Music

Peabody Hall, Parish of All Saints

209 Ashmont St, Boston, MA

The 21 piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra will present a program of new, adventurous compositions by resident composers David Harris, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington and Mimi Rabson. The JCA Orchestra's resident composers have a wide variety of stylistic influences, and unique approaches to composition and ways to integrate improvisation as acompositional device.

Since its founding in 1985, the JCA Orchestra has released 12 critically acclaimed CDs and has had appearances with many illustrious guest composer/performers including Henry Threadgill, Julius Hemphill, Dave Holland and Maria Schneider.

Turkish Hipster, Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol's Whatsnext? Featuring Anat Cohen, Antonio Sanchez, and Miguel Zenón

Ms. Howell-Brooks appears on this album on Baritone Saxophone and Bass Clarinet.

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