The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1973, is one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in the world. The orchestra performs original compositions by its founder and music director Mark Harvey as well as classics from the jazz tradition, American music, world music, and in collaboration with dance, film, poetry, choral, chamber, and symphonic ensembles. Aardvark has premiered more than 150 works and has released 11 CDs to international critical acclaim, including 6 recordings on Leo Records, one of the world's leading adventuresome music labels. Aardvark’s latest CD, Evocations, was named by The New York City Jazz Record as one of the magazine’s picks for Best of 2012....
AwardsIncluded in Best of 2012 picks by New York City Jazz Record Best jazz recording, Independent Music Awards, 2000
American AgonistesLeo Records
Trumpet MadnessLeo Records
Duke Ellington/Sacred MusicLeo Records
The SeekerLeo Records
Psalms & ElegiesLeo Records
An Aardvark ChristmasLeo Records
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