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.
Mark Harvey, music lecturer at MIT, music director of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and composer of "Boston JazzScape"
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."
The Artery: Ellington and Ives meet the Aardvarks
This segment aired on March 7, 2013.