The Makanda Project in Newburyport

On Saturday, November 12, the Makanda Project will present a concert at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Ma.

The Makanda Project is a group of nine Boston-area musicians playing unrecorded compositions of the great multi-instrumentalist Makanda Ken McIntyre. When McIntyre died in 2001, he left around 400 such pieces. He had unique talents and conceptions as a composer, and this is music that deserves to be heard by a wide audience. The pieces in the group's repertoire have been arranged for 6 horns by pianist John Kordalewski, who studied and performed with McIntyre. The group also includes Nick Videen (alto saxophone, clarinet), Salim Washington (tenor saxophone, flute, oboe), Sean Berry (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet), Charlie Kohlhase (baritone saxophone), Josiah Woodson (trumpet, flute), Bill Lowe (trombone), John Kordalewski (piano), John Lockwood (bass), and Yoron Israel (drums

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