The legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will give its 41st Annual Christmas Concert Dec 21 2013 at 7:30 pm, Emmanuel Church Boston, featuring the complete Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite. 617 776 8778. http://www.aardvarkjazz.com
The internationally acclaimed "2" (Peter H. Bloom, flute and alto flute; Mary Jane Rupert, piano) will perform Kleemation (2003) by Elizabeth Vercoe and Sonata Op 22 by Marion Bauer Dec 14 at 8 pm, Opensound, 33 Union Sq, Somerville MA, 617 776 8778. http://bit.ly/1f0aOVd
Duo "2" (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mary Jane Rupert, piano & harp) toured the Southeast with famed mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato, performing Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn, Ravel, Richard Nelson, Elizabeth Vercoe, & Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock (Bloom's transcr for alto flute, Noteworthy Sheet Music).
The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra will be recording a new album in January 2014. For details and performance dates in NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC leading up to the recording, visit www.toddmarcusjazz.com for info.