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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...

10/25/13    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Annual Multi-Media Film Noir Extravaganza Features Otto Preminger’s Whirlpool & Laura

Part of NEC’s Music: Truth to Power series of over 30 concerts Pianist/composer/improviser Ran Blake and co-producer/trombonist Aaron Hartley bring an extra dimension to Hallowe'en with specimens of that most haunting genre, film noir. Now an annual tradition...

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...

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Jon Muchin joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 01, 2012