Jazz Composition Portfolio Recital: Alvin Foster

Friday / April 17, 2009 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

We will start it off with a hip-hop influenced big band arrangement of "So What," originally by Miles Davis. We'll then pull back with a more relaxed, three-horn band composition "Departure." I will then introduce "Alleluia," a special acapella vocal composition of mine, with five voices, which will blow your mind. We'll follow that up with a reintroduction to the backbeat of hip-hop and the fun colors of jazz in the four-horn composition, "Jetstream," to get you warmed up and ready for the grand finale. The last piece is an extended jazz orchestra piece called "Making A Painting," which will conclude matters in a dynamic, driving, and colorful way.