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NSBORO Jazz Night, March 1

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On Wednesday, March 1st, the music department will hold our annual NSBORO Jazz Night. Each year, we invite a professional jazz musician/educator to work with our jazz ensembles at the high school and middle schools during the afternoon, and then join the student groups for a concert here at ARHS in the evening. This year’s guest artist is saxophonist Tucker Antell

The evening concert begins at 7:00pm in the ARHS auditorium and is open to the public. The concert will feature the Trottier Middle School big band, Melican Middle School jazz band, and Algonquin’s Jazz I & Jazz II ensembles. Mr. Antell will be joining each group as a featured soloist. Admission prices are listed below.

General Admission: $5

Children & Senior Citizens: $3

NSMA Members: Free!

Mr. Antell is an accomplished performer who has shared the stage with many musical heavy-hitters, including Larry Goldings, Anthony Wilson, Hal Crook, Chris Cheek, Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, Bruce Gertz, Bob Moses, Oscar Stagnaro, Al Gallodoro, Steve Hunt, and Alain Mallet. Tucker also teaches saxophone, clarinet, flute and improvisation throughout various private institutions in the Boston area, including the NEC Preparatory Program, Milton Academy, Merrimack College, and most recently one of the saxophone instructors at the ever-growing hub for all things saxophone: the Boston Sax Shop.

In 2018, Tucker released his debut album on OriginArts records. “Grime Scene” features Tucker’s hard-hitting blues-infused compositions, as well as thoughtful introspections that draw from his deep love of Blues and Jazz. AllaboutJazz.com reviewed the album saying, “Tucker Antell knows how to make an entrance.”

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