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Trumpeter-composer Mark Harvey, founder and director of Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. (Kate Matson)
Trumpeter-composer Mark Harvey, founder and director of Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. (Kate Matson)

Boston composer Mark Harvey takes us on a tour of his "Boston JazzScape," a musical portraiture capturing a variety of significant events in the city's history — from the school desegregation efforts of the 1970s to former Mayor Kevin White's "Summerthing" initiative.

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra debuts "Boston JazzScape" on Friday, March 8 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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Mark Harvey, music lecturer at MIT, music director of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and composer of "Boston JazzScape"

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: "This extended suite, composed over 10 years, shows off Harvey's prodigious skill in styles ranging from jazz, swing, blues, and rock to multi-stylistic mashups."

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This segment aired on March 7, 2013.

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