The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:
Jazz artist and Berklee School of Music professor John Baboian returns to Mosesian Arts on October 26 with an ensemble to perform A Jazzy Halloween. The five-piece group will play jazz standards plus original compositions to put the audience in the mood for the season. All are invited to come dressed in costume (although not required) and to be prepared for some “spooky” jazz.
Guitarist, composer, and educator John Baboian has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Although best known for his work in jazz and swing, John has also performed in the classical, blues, rock, R&B, Latin, and World music genres. His performances include concerts, clubs, recordings, radio and television throughout the United States and Canada, as well as performances and teaching clinics in Japan, Central and South America, Europe, South Africa, and the former Soviet Union including his ancestral home, Armenia. His compositions and arrangements have been heard on multiple television shows, and he has accompanied vocal headliners and shared the stage with jazz greats.
Joining John (guitar and vocals) will be Daniel Ian Smith on woodwinds, Rich Greenblatt on vibraphone, Bruce Gertz on bass, and Larry Finn on drums. All group members are longtime faculty at Berklee.
The John Baboian Ensemble: A Jazzy Halloween is the first of four jazz concerts to be scheduled with Berklee College of Music this season at Mosesian Arts. Upcoming concerts are The Stan Strickland Quartet on December 21; DYAD Plus Two (David Thorn Scott, Mark Shilansky, Eric Byers, and Sara Caswell) on February 8; and Cindy Scott & NENO (New England meets New Orleans) on April 5. For more tickets and information go to www.mosesianarts.org
About Mosesian Center for the Arts
The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary arts venue on the Charles River in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 30,000 square foot center, located in an historic 1894 manufacturing shop on a former U.S. Army arsenal, houses a 339-seat main stage theater, a 100-seat black box theater, exhibition galleries, art classrooms, and rehearsal studio. Mosesian Arts is located six miles from downtown Boston, borders Brighton and the Charles, and is easily accessible from surrounding suburbs and MetroWest.
Programs include professional theater and musical performances, comedy, gallery exhibitions, literary and art discussions, and performing and visual arts classes and workshops for all ages. Watertown Children’s Theatre, Mosesian Arts’ performing arts education program, provides exceptional classes and performances for youth and families. The venue also hosts celebrated and cutting-edge performing arts companies from throughout the Greater Boston region.