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Imagine Orchestra | Bill Banfield | Ensemble-in-Residence

April 20 @ 4:00 pm

 |  Free – $20
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April 20
4:00 pm
Free – $20
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Longy School of Music of Bard College
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join us for a performance by Imagine Orchestra, Ensemble-in-Residence, led by celebrated composer, guitarist, and recording artist and Longy Senior Scholar in Residence, Dr. Bill Banfield, featuring special guest and groundbreaking violinist, Dr. Chelsey Green.

This is a culminating performance following the Eric Concert and Symposium on the Future of Jazz Culture, an afternoon in remembrance of WGBH’s Eric Jackson, the “dean of Boston Jazz Radio.” Read more and register for the Symposium here.

Described as “passionate, electrifying, and innovative,” international recording artist Chelsey Green breaks down stereotypes of traditional violin and viola playing. A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Chelsey Green is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, entrepreneur and educator that combines Classical and Contemporary to make music uniquely her own.

Chelsey Green and The Green Project have released five studio projects, debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart (Top 30), appeared in the Top 5 albums of iTunes Jazz chart and performed live shows, jazz festivals and educational workshops around the world; including shows throughout the United States, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Japan, Haiti and more.

Past performance highlights include the Carnegie Hall with Rick Ross, Capital Jazz Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, GRAMMY Awards with Lizzo, Songs In The Key Of Life Tour (D.C.) with Stevie Wonder, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with jazz violinist Regina Carter, NPR Tiny Desk with Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef, Black Thought and Wu-Tang Clan, the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival with Terri Lyne Carrington, ensemble debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra and The United States Air Force Band and even a nationally syndicated Walmart commercial produced by BET Networks appearing alongside Kirk Franklin and Estelle.

Committed to music education and arts advocacy, Dr. Green regularly performs educational concerts, community workshops and guest artist residencies to audiences of all types. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times and she has delivered keynote and Commencement addresses at colleges, universities and conferences in both the US and abroad.

Dr. Green completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts (D.M.A) degree in 2017 at the University of Maryland College Park and was appointed Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in August of that same year. Dr. Green also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs). Learn more at www.chelseygreen.com

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