Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

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The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra in concert in Cambridge, MA in 2007.

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is an eclectic big band founded in 1973 by bandleader and trumpeter Mark Harvey. The orchestra plays music from across the jazz tradition with specialties in Ellingtonia and the original postmodern compositions of music director Mark Harvey. The group has won various awards, including one for Best JazzSong at the 2000 Independent Music Awards ("Scamology"), and has released at least eight albums since 1993.[1]

Musicians[edit]

Sax/Woodwinds[edit]

  • Arni Cheatham
  • Peter H. Bloom
  • Phil Scarff
  • Chris Rakowski
  • Dan Zupan

Trumpets[edit]

  • KC Dunbar
  • Jeanne Snodgrass
  • Taylor Ho-Bynum

Trombones[edit]

  • Bob Pilkington
  • Jay Keyser
  • Jeff Marsanskis
  • Bill Lowe

Rhythm[edit]

  • Richard Nelson - Guitar
  • John Funkhouser - Bass, Piano
  • Jerry Edwards - Bass, Vocal
  • Harry Wellott - Drums

Vocals[edit]

  • Grace Hughes
  • Jerry Edwards

Discography[edit]

  • Aardvark Steps Out (1993, [Nine Winds Records])
  • Paintings for Jazz Orchestra (1995, [Leo Lab])
  • An Aardvark Christmas (1997, Nine Winds Records)
  • Psalms & Elegies (1997, Leo Records)
  • The Seeker (2000, Leo)
  • Duke Ellington/Sacred Music (2003, [Aardmuse])
  • Bethlehem Counterpoint (2003, Aardmuse)
  • Trumpet Madness (2005, Leo)
  • No Walls/A Christmas Concert (2007, Aardmuse)

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