Boston Brass and Imani Winds

Miles Davis & Gil Evans’ “Porgy and Bess” and “Sketches of Spain”

Wed | Mar 21, 2012 | 7:30pm

Co-presented with Augustana Arts

For nearly 25 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages

More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs.

This show is a collaboration between Boston Brass and Imani Winds in their own arrangements of Miles Davis’ and Gil Evans’ legendary studio albums Porgy and Bess (1958) and Sketches of Spain (1960).

“The ensemble played with brash abandon at times, then with feathery gentleness.” — Salt Lake Tribune

“Their performances are nothing short of life affirming.” – Minnesota Public Radio