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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.

04/08/15    Community Articles

FORMER NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY PRESIDENT GUNTHER SCHULLER TO RECEIVE 2015 EDWARD MACDOWELL MEDAL

Former New England Conservatory President, composer, conductor, author, publisher, historian, record producer, virtuoso hornist, educator and polymath, Gunther Schuller has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal. Schuller will receive...

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...

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About Jon Muchin

Jon Muchin joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 01, 2012