12/04/13 Community Articles
One-Week Intensive Jazz Program for Students Ages 14 – 18 June 22 – 27, 2014 Special Guest Artist Grammy Award Winning Bassist Dave Holland plus NEC Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst headline the week holding masterclasses paired with evening concerts of...
12/03/13 Community Articles
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck died nearly a year ago, but the legacy of the University of the Pacific alumnus lives on in his music, his record on social justice and in the programs supported by the University’s Brubeck Institute. That life and legacy will be...
Mike Jones has been playing the one hour opening set before the Penn & Teller magic and comedy shows in Las Vegas since 2002, the first 40 minutes with Penn Jillette himself on bass and the remaining 20 minutes unaccompanied. Those familiar with this...
12/01/13 Community Articles
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra’s 41st Christmas Concert will feature the complete Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite, December 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston MA 02116. $20. Benefit for The Pine Street Inn. Call 617-776-8778.
11/29/13 Community Articles
Ballads reign on Moment To Moment on the extraordinarily self-possessed new album by pianist Cava Menzies and trumpeter Nick Phillips. But this recording is much more than just a “ballads album.”
Manhattan Holiday is the latest recording from Manhattan Brass; a compilation of classic and lesser-known holiday selections, all creatively arranged by Carla Bley and Jack Walrath.
Hot on the heels of his acclaimed quartet release Familiar Fields, Bay Area guitarist Hristo Vitchev offers this collection of serene yet poignant duets with clarinetist Liubomir Krastev. Rhodopa celebrates the duo’s Bulgarian heritage with a gentle collection...
11/26/13 Community Articles
New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Ken Schaphorst Performed by the NEC Jazz Orchestra with special guests Nedelka Prescod and Donny McCaslin Thursday, December 12 in NEC’s Jordan Hall
"Schaphorst's writing and arranging, like that of Duke Ellington, is for individual musicians." —Mark Corroto, All About Jazz Ken Schaphorst, New England Conservatory's chair of jazz studies, leads the NEC Jazz Orchestra in The Music of Ken Schaphorst, a...
11/26/13 Community Articles
Wednesday, December 11 in NEC’s Brown Hall New England Conservatory Prep presents the NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst in a concert featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Gerald Wilson, Sun Ra, Imogen Heap, John Klenner, Joe Henderson...
One may listen to this enthralling CD and wonder why more jazz musicians are not attracted to the strength and beauty of these Puccini themes and arias, many of which should be familiar to even those listeners least interested in or fond of opera. For this...
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