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10/21/13    Community Articles

WASHINGTON, DC PREMIERE OF PULITZER FINALIST TRUMPETER/COMPOSER WADADA LEO SMITH’S CIVIL RIGHTS MASTERPIECE TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS

Smith is 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Music for Ten Freedom Summers 2013 Composer of the Year - DownBeat Magazine's 61st Annual Critics Poll 2013 Musician of the Year and 2013 Trumpeter of the Year - Jazz Journalists Association Awards “A stunning achievement...

10/15/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Hosts Legendary Songwriter Elvis Costello Friday, October 25 in Public Talk at Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory welcomes legendary songwriter Elvis Costello to campus on Friday, October 25, 2013. After a morning of working in the classroom with songwriters enrolled in NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation program, Costello talks about his genre...

10/08/13    Community Articles

Renowned Trumpeter Ralph Alessi And Saxophonist Brian Levy Join New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired two renowned musicians to join the faculty: jazz trumpeter/composer Ralph Alessi who will teach trumpet and improvisation and jazz saxophonist Brian Levy who will teach both saxophone and music...

10/01/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Vaughn Moore + Billy Eckstine on Thursday, October 17 Featuring Ken Schaphorst and the NEC Jazz Orchestra

Ken Schaphorst and the NEC Jazz Orchestra draw on New England Conservatory's exclusive archive of Vaughn Monroe charts, alongside hits by Billy Eckstine — two of the most popular singing stars of the 1940s — in the Music of Vaughn Monroe + Billy Eckstine...

10/01/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Vaughn Moore + Billy Eckstine on Thursday, October 17 Featuring Ken Schaphorst and the NEC Jazz Orchestra

Ken Schaphorst and the NEC Jazz Orchestra draw on New England Conservatory's exclusive archive of Vaughn Monroe charts, alongside hits by Billy Eckstine — two of the most popular singing stars of the 1940s — in the Music of Vaughn Monroe + Billy Eckstine...

09/30/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents October Events with Three of Its Most Noted Piano Faculty Jason Moran, Frank Carlberg, and Fred Hersch

Some of New England Conservatory’s top jazz piano faculty — Jason Moran, Fred Hersch and Frank Carlberg — will give workshops or concerts at NEC in October. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, log on to necmusic.edu or call...

09/09/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Department Presents Walking Between the Worlds-Stories, Violinist/Singer Eden MacAdam-Somer’s Faculty Recital Thursday, September 12 with Ran Blake, Larry Unger, Batya MacAdam-Somer and CI Studen

“…astonishing virtuosity and raw expression…” — by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York Times “… a remarkable musician. Violinist, fiddler (there’s a difference), clogger, and vocalist, she bowed, plucked, and danced up a storm... Singing and fiddling at...

08/29/13    Community Articles

Dance Your Way into September with A Fiddle Workshop and World Barn Dance on Saturday, September 7th at New England Conservatory

Dance your way into September with a Fiddle Workshop and World Barn Dance featuring three live bands, dance instruction and more on Saturday, September 7 at New England Conservatory’s Brown Hall. The event is organized by New England Conservatory’s internationally...

08/16/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Hosts Legendary Songwriter Elvis Costello Friday, October 25 in Public Talk at Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory welcomes legendary songwriter Elvis Costello to campus on Friday, October 25, 2013. After a morning of working in the classroom with songwriters enrolled in NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation program, Costello talks about his genre...

08/01/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory Mourns Death of Faculty Member Laurie Frink

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 Cecil Taylor Awarded 2013 Kyoto Prize

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

Discover the Jazz Innovators of Tomorrow with "In the Mix"

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...

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Jon Muchin joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 01, 2012