Director of MIT Concert Jazz Band, 1968-1995
Band leader, trumpet player, arranger
Everett Longstreth (b.1930) was director of the MIT Concert Jazz Band from 1968-1995. He is a well-regarded trumpet player, arranger and leader of the Everett Longstreth Orchestra. His credits include performances with bands led by Woody Herman, Herb Pomeroy, and singers such as Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett. He has taught at the Boston Conservatory, Lowell State University and The New England Conservatory of Music.
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Frederick Harris, Jr. has been the Music Director of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and the MIT Wind Ensemble since fall of 1999. He was a student of noted jazz drummer Alan Dawson. Herb Pomeroy was guest conductor of the FJE in 2000, 2003 and 2005. Beginning in 2008, the band has held an annual Herb Pomeroy memorial concert.