Jon Muchin

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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...

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...

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Jon Muchin joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 01, 2012