Jon Muchin

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03/18/15    Community Articles

Discover the Jazz Innovators of Tomorrow with In the Mix

34 One-Hour Concerts Over 12 Evenings at NEC's Pierce Hall, Tuesday, March 24 – Tuesday, April 21

03/16/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Jason Moran

“There should be a class simply on application,” Jason Moran emphasizes to his NEC Master Class, explaining that he means a focus on “how to deal with ideas that don’t seem to belong to your discipline.” Moran’s own career as one of the preeminent pianists...

03/12/15    Community Articles

New England Conservartory Faculty Profile: Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi knows all about the struggles that used to face aspiring jazz musicians. The Boston native withdrew from the liberal arts college he was attending after being continually thrown out of practice rooms “so somebody serious about music” could...

03/09/15    Community Articles

Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight Concert Tuesday, March 24 At NEC’S Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory’s jazz and contemporary improvisation faculty showcase concert on Tuesday, March 24

03/06/15    Community Articles

Dominique Eade on Teaching at New England Conservatory

Dominique Eade knows the value of an open-minded teacher first hand. Eade’s creativity had found diverse outlets as a child, including guitar playing (“I was a pretty good finger-picker”) and songwriting, and as an English major at Vassar she would often...

03/06/15    Community Articles

New England Conservartory Artist in Residence: Dave Holland

Holland’s approach to study is echoed in his advice on how to approach life as a working musician.

03/04/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab

Special Guest Artists MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Nominee Miguel Zenón plus NEC Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst headline the week holding masterclasses paired with evening concerts of their music.

02/26/15    Community Articles

New Concerts Added to the Program of the 36th Edition of the Festival

A Filetta with Paolo Fresu and Daniele Di Bonaventura, Mistico Mediterraneo. Opening act: Paolo Fresu – Gianluca Petrella duo — June 26, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique — This fabulous Mediterranean-accented evening brings together trumpeter Paolo Fresu, bandoneonist...

02/25/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Dave Holland on Thursday, March 5 at Brown Hall

Visiting artist-in-residence, renowned jazz bassist/composer and bandleader Dave Holland leads New England Conservatory jazz students in a performance of his music following a week-long residency. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at...

02/25/15    Community Articles

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns to Campus for Performance on Thursday, February 26

NEC alum John Medeski '88 returns to his alma mater to play piano and Hammond B3 organ with the NEC Jazz Orchestra in a concert featuring his own music alongside works by Duke Ellington, Rakalam Bob Moses and Ken Schaphorst. Medeski is best known as a member...

02/03/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Department Presents Order of the Virtues

New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Contemporary Improvisation Department presents Order of the Virtues, a re-imagining of Hildegard von Bingen’s 12th century drama Ordo Virtutum at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17 at NEC’s Jordan Hall. The...

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01/19/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo Featured on American Voices a PBS Great Performances Special

“Jazz on stage is alive and it’s a very intimate exchange… You have to listen so you can respond and keep the conversation going. You do that so impeccably well!” – Dianne Reeves to Michael Mayo on PBS’ American Voices

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01/15/15    Community Articles

Miguel Zenón On Teaching At New England Conservatory

Miguel Zenón , the alto saxophonist and composer who has blended jazz and the music of his native Puerto Rico into one of the most passionate and coherent forms of contemporary expression, exemplifies the new possibilities that jazz envisions in the 21st...

01/15/15    Community Articles

Miguel Zenón On Teaching At New England Conservatory

Miguel Zenón , the alto saxophonist and composer who has blended jazz and the music of his native Puerto Rico into one of the most passionate and coherent forms of contemporary expression, exemplifies the new possibilities that jazz envisions in the 21st...

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01/14/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch has much to look forward to in his immediate future, including the premiere of a new extended composition and a variety of performances in the diverse solo and small-ensemble settings that have made him one of the major contemporary voices in...

01/08/15    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present More Than 50 Free Performances for Spring 2015 Season

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present More Than 50 Free Performances for Spring 2015 Season Plus Residencies with World-Renowned Performers January 26 — May 19, 2015

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Jon Muchin joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 01, 2012