Nov. 3: CD Release Concert: Democratic Vistas/Election Special

Aardvark celebrates the release of the band’s 15th CD, Democratic Vistas (Aardvark’s 9th recording on the prestigious Leo Records label). Original compositions by music director Mark Harvey from the album’s centerpiece “Swamp-A-Rama” suite will be featured, including “Fake News Blewz” and “Trumputin Tango.” The concert finale will be “No Walls,” Read More …

New CD Released: Democratic Vistas — Order Yours Today!

Inspired by Walt Whitman’s 1875 essay of the same name, DEMOCRATIC VISTAS is a Jeremiad on the corruption and spiritual/moral rot of our social-political situation. Among the pieces are the “De-Evolution Blues,” the 10-movement “Swamp-A-Rama” Suite, serious and satirical by turns—from the “Trumputin Tango” to Read More …

Aardvarks Improvise at FiLmprov Event

Back in February at Killian Hall, MIT, the MIT Music and Theater Arts presented FiLmprov One, 2, 3 The musical improvisation event featured films by animator/artist Kate Matson with a live soundtrack by the FiLmprov Ensemble consisting of Aardvarks: Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Dan Zupan, woodwinds Mark Harvey, music director, trumpet John Read More …

Supporting the Poor Peoples United Fund

RECENT: The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra held its 45th Annual Christmas Concert Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA benefiting the Poor People’s United Fund. Despite inclement weather, a strong audience turnout enjoyed a swinging, soulful Christmas program Read More …

Aardvark Jazztet Performs Summer Concerts in NH

RECENT: The Aardvark Jazztet, featuring members of the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performed two concerts last summer in NH. The Jazztet features: Mark Harvey, trumpet and music director Arni Cheatham, saxophones Peter H. Bloom, flutes and saxophones John Funkhouser, piano; Jesse Williams, string bass; Harry Wellott, drums Read More …