Ryan Dragon, a jazz composition student at Berklee, has been studying music since the age of 8, focusing on trombone for the majority of his time. The Kamora Quartet features Dragon's original music as well as original compositions from other members of the group. Dragon recently started a record company called Kamora Records, a collective of young artists, primarily jazz musicians, who are constantly pursuing the dream of playing music for a living. In addition, he is collaborating on pieces with his sister Ashley to bring the arts of music and dance together to attain a freedom of expression that is so important in the arts.
This concert is presented by Harvard Longwood Campus and takes place at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Fall Together is the annual Jazz Composition Department faculty concert, featuring music written by jazz comp faculty and played by a faculty jazz orchestra. Music for this concert will be written by Greg Hopkins, Bob Pilkington, Ken Pullig, Marc Rossi, Bruce Thomas, and Phil Wilson.
Trombonist/composer Ryan Dragon will be presenting his jazz composition senior recital. The concert will feature all original compositions for large ensemble in the jazz style. The band consists of some Berklee and NEC students along with some special guest musicians.
Using his original band, Chad Gray will present his jazz composition recital featuring new music influenced by electronic, rock, pop, jazz, and contemporary classical. Featuring prominent young musicians, this concert will be something special!