08/01/13 Community Articles
New England Conservatory is mourning the death of faculty member Laurie Frink, a renowned trumpeter and educator. Frink died at her home in Manhattan on July 13 at age 61. “One of the leading brass pedagogues of our time, Laurie Frink will be sorely missed...
07/25/13 Community Articles
New England Conservatory alumnus pianist/composer Cecil Taylor '51 DP, has won the 2013 Kyoto Prize in the category of arts and philosophy awarded by the Inamori Foundation in Japan. The prize is an international award presented in three categories to those...
07/08/13 Community Articles
New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present More Than 100 Free Performances for 2013-2014 Season
Highlights include residencies by John Zorn, Luciana Souza, Fred Hersch and Dave Holland; Sun Ra Centennial Concert; Jazz and the Struggle for Freedom and Equality; A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall featuring CI Students; Ran Blake’s annual Film Noir Concert; Faculty...
04/01/13 Community Articles
Saxophonist Noah Preminger Celebrates Release of New Palmetto CD "Haymaker" In Concert with Two Nights at The Jazz Standard, NYC on May 21 & 22, 2013
Acclaimed tenor saxophonist/composer Noah Preminger celebrates the release of his third CD Haymaker in concert at the Jazz Standard on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Joining Preminger for these performances are his bandmates from the CD: guitarist...
03/29/13 Community Articles
NEC Contemporary Improvisation Student Daniel Pencer Receives 2013 South African Fleur du Cap Theatre Award
New England Conservatory Contemporary Improvisation master’s student Daniel Pencer and his brother Matthew Pencer have won a prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Award in the category of “Best Original Music Composition” for their music for the South African...
03/18/13 Community Articles
New England Conservatory Presents "African Rhythms" - Rare Boston-Area Performance by Legendary Pianist/Composer Randy Weston
“…(one) of the most powerful, percussive pianists alive…and also one of the most joyous.” — Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Sun Times “Weston has the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk, as well as the richest most inventive beat…but his art...
03/15/13 Community Articles
36 One-Hour Concerts Over 12 Evenings at NEC's Pierce Hall - Monday, April 1 – Wednesday, May 1 Discover the jazz innovators of tomorrow with In the Mix, 36 free 1-hour concerts, Monday, April 1 — Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at New England Conservatory’s...
03/04/13 Community Articles
New England Conservatory Launches Jazz Lab: One-Week Jazz Program for Students Ages 14 – 18, from June 23 – 28
Any plans for summer vacation? Come explore jazz at New England Conservatory during Jazz Lab, a program for students ages 14 – 18 of all proficiency levels, from all over the country and abroad. Jazz Lab promises musical and personal growth in a week-long...
02/20/13 Community Articles
WADADA LEO SMITH SEEKS FUNDING TO COMPLETE & PREMIERE NEW WORK TO MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Trumpeter/composer/musical innovator Wadada Leo Smith is seeking $17,000 to complete and premiere a new work for his highly acclaimed civil rights opus Ten Freedom Summers. The new work, entitled The March on Washington D.C.- August 28, 1963, will commemorate...
01/15/13 Community Articles
Performances by Ran Blake, Norm Zocher, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Jerry Leake, Linda Chase, Ben Schwendener, Bert Seager, Amir Milstein, Rabbit Rabbit with Carla Kihlstedt Plus Rare Trio Performance with Cecil McBee, Bob Moses and special guest Dave Liebman
11/09/12 Community Articles
Internationally acclaimed vocalists Jane Monheit and Sara Gazarek team up for a new holiday single: "Come Spend Christmas With Me"
Palmetto Records, Sara Gazarek & Jane Monheit are proud to support the ASPCA® and its mission. To learn more, visit: aspca.org The tune is available for download here: http://www.palmetto-records.com/album.php?album=190
10/25/12 Community Articles
35 One-Hour Concerts Over 12 Evenings at NEC's Pierce Hall Tuesday, November 13 – Wednesday, December 12
08/14/12 Community Articles
New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents Over Forty Free Performances for 2012-2013 Season
Highlights include a Bob Brookmeyer Memorial Concert, The NEC Jazz Orchestra in concert featuring the music of Miguel Zenón, Randy Weston with The NEC Jazz Orchestra, Faculty Recitals by jazz masters Dominique Eade, Ken Schaphorst, and Fred Hersch, the Pierce...
08/14/12 Community Articles
The Possibilities are Endless Celebrating 40 Years of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory
The possibilities are endless at New England Conservatory, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of its groundbreaking Contemporary Improvisation department with a year-long series of concerts and events in Boston and New York City.
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