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Jazz Ed Weekend for Elders Planned


Elderhostel and Berklee will team up to present an educational opportunity for parents and grandparents of Berklee students and other adults over 55. The program, designed for non-musician jazz lovers, will take place November 15, 16, and 17 on the Berklee campus.

Attendees will hear the music, learn about the jazz life and listen to stories of some of the best musicians and teachers in Boston. Listening and lecture classes will be hosted by Emeritus Professor Herb Pomeroy and other prominent Berklee faculty members. A special lecture and performance titled "The Inside Story of Jazz Improvisation,” will explain how musicians communicate when they play improvisational jazz.

A high point of the weekend event will be a concert at Berklee's David Friend Recital Hall featuring Herb Pomeroy (trumpet), Larry Baione (guitar), Paul Del Nero (acoustic bass), David Weigert (drums), and a special-guest vocalist. The group will perform the music of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and entries from the Great American Songbook. Elderhostel is the world's largest educational and travel organization for adults over 55. For more information, visit the Elderhostel website at Navigate to the "US & Canada Programs” link and then to the "Elderhostel Short Programs” link.