07/08/13

New England Conservatory to Present 100-Plus Free Jazz Concerts

Highlights include John Zorn, Luciana Souza, Fred Hersch and Dave Holland

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments will present more than 100 free concerts for the 2013-2014 season. Highlights include a Sun Ra Centennial Concert; the Music of John Zorn culminating his NEC residency; the Music of Luciana Souza (who will perform with NEC students at the end of her four-day residency); ta residency by Fred Hersch; the Music of Dave Holland (who will lead NEC students in a performance of his music); Jazz and the Struggle for Freedom and Equality; Ran Blake’s annual Film Noir Concert, this year featuring music inspired by Otto Preminger’s Laura and other films; In the Mix, 75 one-hour concerts featuring student ensembles from the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation departments, and faculty recitals by NEC luminaries including Eden MacAdam-Somer, Frank Carlberg, Tanya Kalmanovitch, David Eure, Vanessa Morris and Robert Labaree.

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Fred Hersch
By David Bartolomi
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John Zorn
By Nick Ruechel
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Dave Holland
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Luciana Souza
By Atael Weissman

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The season runs from September 3, 2013-May 30, 2014. All concerts at 8 p.m. except In the Mix events which take place at 7, 8 and 9 p.m., each with a different ensemble.

All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit NEC Music or call 617-585-1260.

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