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JAZZ COMPOSERS ALLIANCE ORCHESTRA

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Gretchen Parlato

Getting it live: Boston's Spring jazz preview

Two of the most adventurous and enduring of Boston bands, both coming off banner years in which they celebrated their 25th anniversaries, are pushing hard into spring.
Singing and more in the clubs
By JON GARELICK  |  March 18, 2011
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Close readings

The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
By JON GARELICK  |  November 18, 2008
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Darrell Katz/Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra | The Same Thing

Boston's Jazz Composers Alliance is fearless about subject matter — this, after all, is the organization that gave us The Death of Simone Weil as an "improvisational cantata."
Cadence (2008)
By JON GARELICK  |  November 11, 2008
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The talk of the town

With the Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival defunct and no other significant local jazz fest in sight, the Beantown Jazz Festival has been stepping up to fill the void.
Live jazz to die for
By JON GARELICK  |  September 13, 2006
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Solo, trio, orchestra

Charlap made the evening a primer on the American Songbook.
A week of live jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  July 05, 2006