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New England Jazz Ensemble CD Release Concert Peter And The Wolf at Kingswood Oxford


Kingswood Oxford
170 Kingswood Rd
West Hartford, CT


Thu, October 25, 2018
7:30 pm

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Bloomfield, CT - The New England Jazz Ensemble announced today that it will be performing a CD Release Concert of the jazz ensemble’s version of Prokofiev’s iconic Peter and the Wolf. The concert will be held on Thursday October 25th, at 7:30 pm at the Roberts Theater Center on the grounds of the Kingswood Oxford School, 170 Kingswood Street, West Hartford, CT 06119. Tickets are general admission for $10 and will be available at the door on the evening of the concert.
NEJE’s Capstone Jazz Project Creative Approach
Conceived several years ago, and released in April of this year, the jazz “Peter and the Wolf” project was born on the heels of the group’s success with recording and performing the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker.” “Peter and the Wolf” features a completely reimagined version of the full Prokofiev score by arranger and NEJE music director and pianist Walter Gwardyak. Using over a dozen jazz styles to convey the 36-minute story, Gwardyak recruits various sections of the jazz ensemble or individual instruments to represent the story’s characters. ...

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