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01/23/16    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Over 50 Free Performances in the Spring 2016 Season

Highlights include: • Annual Film Noir Concert • Dave Holland performing in an NEC Jazz Orchestra Tribute to Kenny Wheeler • Music of Ken Schaphorst with the NEC Jazz Orchestra • Jason Moran Residency celebrating the music of Andrew Hill •...

01/08/16    Community Articles

Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13 – 19, 2016 Japan: January 23 - 30

“...the rarely heard sound of two trumpets collaborating, interweaving and cross-talking is at the center of the group Kaze, whose penultimate set of the festival was also one of the high points of the overall program.” – Josef Woodard, DownBeat “… one of...

01/08/16    Community Articles

Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13 – 19, 2016 Japan: January 23 - 30

“...the rarely heard sound of two trumpets collaborating, interweaving and cross-talking is at the center of the group Kaze, whose penultimate set of the festival was also one of the high points of the overall program.” – Josef Woodard, DownBeat “… one of...

01/06/16    Community Articles

Renowned Jazz Bassist/Composer/ Educator/Community Activist Jeff Denson Spearheads Ridgeway Arts, Inc. New Non-Profit Serving Bay-Area Jazz Scene

“The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us — fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age.” –...

01/06/16    Community Articles

Two of the World’s Most Renowned and Original Jewish Music Performers – NEC’s Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam Somer

Join two of the world's most renowned, dynamic, and original Jewish music performers - NEC's Contemporary Improvisation department chair Hankus Netsky and co-chair Eden MacAdam Somer - for an evening of Yiddish and Hassidic song and klezmer dance tunes...

12/06/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab One-Week Intensive Jazz Program for Students Ages 14 – 18

Students ages 14 — 18 are invited to spend a week in the city eating and breathing jazz with some of the best musicians in the country and make friendships that will last a lifetime at New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab. It’s a one-week intensive program...

11/29/15    Community Articles

Renowned Jazz Drummer Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O Embarks on 16 Days of Christmas North American Tour Holiday Music as You've Never Heard it Before

“Wonder and innocence, gaudiness and cheer: can it be any surprise that the jazz drummer Matt Wilson thrives around the holidays?” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times 4-stars. “Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O provides Yuletide greetings so eloquent and mind...

11/01/15    Community Articles

ACCLAIMED COMPOSER MARIA SCHNEIDER AND HER ORCHESTRA TOUR TO 10 EUROPEAN CITIES, NOVEMBER 6 – 20

“…this magnificent, nature-drunk masterpiece, one of the great jazz records period, not just one of the great recent jazz records.” – Jeff Simon, Buffalo News 5-stars. “…a sound world of rare eloquence… the singularly most beautiful record I’ve heard this...

11/01/15    Community Articles

Internationally Renowned Saxophonist/Composer Miguel Zenón and his Quartet Tour to Ten European Cities from October 30 to November 13, 2015

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón performs in ten European cities from October 30 to November 13, 2015. Zenon will be joined by his quartet featuring drummer Henry Cole, pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist...

11/01/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Presents Realization of a Dream: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Ran Blake Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.

New England Conservatory celebrates the artistic vision of NEC’s founding Contemporary Improvisation Department Chair Ran Blake, and the evolution of his music in Realization of a Dream: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Ran Blake at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November...

10/24/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Presents Acclaimed Pianist Fred Hersch in Solo Performance Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Hersch is celebrating his new Palmetto recording Fred Hersch: Solo as well as his 60th birthday and 40th anniversary of his arrival as an NEC student

10/11/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Presents Too Marvelous for Words: Music of Frank Sinatra

New England Conservatory presents Too Marvelous for Words: Music of Frank Sinatra, a concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. The event, conducted by Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst, will...

05/18/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Faculty and Grads Win 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Musical Achievement

New England Conservatory Jazz Faculty Members Jason Moran, Miguel Zenón and Dave Holland Plus NEC Graduate & Board of Visitors Member Regina Carter And Former NEC Prep Student Mary Halvorson Winners of 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Musical Achievement...

05/05/15    Community Articles

The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Ken Schaphorst Presents Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 19 in NEC’s Jordan Hall

The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst, presents a program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. The free concert will feature music of Thad Jones, Ken Schaphorst, Kenny...

05/05/15    Community Articles

Composer/Multi-instrumentalist Rob Mosher Commissioned to Write New Music for Choral Chameleon – Winner of 2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming

"Mosher does for music what Renoir has done for art." — Jazzreview.com "Heartbreakingly beautiful, with melodies that stop the listener in their tracks." — Hartford Courant Choral Chameleon, winner of the 2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming...

04/29/15    Community Articles

NEC Announces 2015 Honorary Degree Recipients, Commencement Speaker

Sherman, Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at NEC, to Give Commencement Address. Annual Exercises to be Held May 17, 2015 in NEC’s Jordan Hall.

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About Jon Muchin

Jon Muchin joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 01, 2012