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03/28/14    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Presents Student Honors Ensembles Great on Paper and Choro Bastardo

Tuesday, April 1 at Jordan Hall Each year, an audition committee of professional musicians selects a few exceptional student ensembles to represent the New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble Program . Two of these ensembles — Great on Paper and Choro Bastardo...

03/10/14    Community Articles

Discover the Jazz Innovators of Tomorrow with In the Mix

A Free Series of Concerts Showcasing New England Conservatory's Exceptional Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Ensembles * Music Ranges from Jazz to Middle Eastern, Jewish to American Roots, African Drumming to Electro Acoustic * 35 One-Hour Concerts Over...

03/03/14    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Dave Holland on Thursday, March 13 at Brown Hall

Join visiting artist-in-residence, renowned jazz bassist Dave Holland as he leads New England Conservatory jazz students in a performance of his music at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at NEC’s Brown Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA. The concert is...

02/10/14    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Student Andrew Schiller and Alumni Jeff Schneider and Christopher Zuar

New England Conservatory Jazz Studies student Andrew Schiller and alumni Jeff Schneider and Christopher Zuar have been selected to receive 2014 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Schiller is a jazz bassist and composer working toward his Master of Music...

02/04/14    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Department Presents Jazz and the Struggle for Freedom & Equality

Performed by the NEC Jazz Orchestra on Thursday, February 27 at Jordan Hall WGBH Jazz Host Eric Jackson to Narrate Mingus’ “Freedom” Ken Schaphorst , New England Conservatory's chair of jazz studies, leads the NEC Jazz Orchestra in Jazz and the Struggle...

02/03/14    Community Articles

NEC PRESENTS THIRD STREAM HEADWATERS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT NEC’S JORDAN HALL

NEC’s Charles Peltz Conducts Program Including World Premiere Performances of Gunther Schuller’s From Here to There commissioned by NEC and Charles Mingus’ Half-Mast Inhibition in its original orchestration Join Charles Peltz, Director of New England Conservatory’s...

01/30/14    Community Articles

NEC PRESENTS A HARD RAIN’S GONNA FALL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT NEC’S JORDAN HALL

Original Works and Recompositions Offering a Kaleidoscopic Perspective on Protest Music and Social Change Throughout History NEC Faculty Eden MacAdam-Somer, Anthony Coleman Tanya Kalmanovitch plus Student pieces include Soldiers Joy which explores the dual...

01/29/14    Community Articles

INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED IMPROVISERS DEBUT QUARTET WITH TWO VIOLAS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT NEC’S JORDAN HALL

* Tanya Kalmanovitch, Mat Maneri, Huw Warren and Peter Herbert * Following performances in New York, New England Conservatory faculty member Tanya Kalmanovitch debuts her new two-viola quartet — featuring fellow violist Mat Maneri, an NEC student, Welsh...

12/20/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Nearly 50 Free Performances for the Winter/Spring 2014 Season

Plus Two Events at Museum of Fine Arts and Residencies with World-Renowned PerformersJanuary 16 – May 30, 2014 Highlights include Sun Ra Centennial Concerts; World Premieres of Charles Mingus’ Half-Mast Inhibition and Gunther Schuller’s From Here to There;...

12/11/13    Community Articles

WAYNE WALLACE’s LATIN JAZZ / JAZZ LATIN EARNS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR “BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM”

“An earnestly grooving statement from Bay Area trombonist Wayne Wallace…great.” — Brad Farberman, DownBeat “Gorgeous playing dominates along with highly inventive arrangements. Wallace’s trombone shifts easily from a seductive, warm ballad style to powerful...

12/10/13    Community Articles

Legendary Jazz Group Weather Report Rises with Legacy Project

Seminal jazz group Weather Report rises again with the Weather Report Legacy Project and crowdfunding initiative. The new project, launching December 9, 2013, will support the creation of a documentary, "Calm Before the Storm." The film documents the group...

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12/04/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab

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...

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

New England Conservatory Prep Presents The NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Ken Schaphorst

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...

11/19/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Luciana Souza on Wednesday, December 4

Grammy Winner Souza Will Perform with Each of Three Student Groups Public Residency Events Include Introduction to Brazilian Music on December 2 and Expanding the Singer's Vocabulary on December 3 "Her music soulfully reflects, wistfully regrets, romantically...

11/12/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Hankus Netsky Chosen as one of The Forward 50

Netsky, Chair of NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department, cited for being a “mentor (to) generations of Jewish musicians” and “a quiet but powerful force affecting nearly every corner of contemporary Jewish music.” Hankus Netsky, chair of New England...

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Jon Muchin joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 01, 2012