Vocalist Luciana Souza to Be Featured in Grow Your Art at NEC in Boston

The singer is one of several noteworthy people taking part in various events relating to jazz and entrepreneurship from Nov. 4-7

Luciana Souza
Luciana Souza (photo: Kim Fox)

Luciana Souza, the Grammy Award–winning vocalist, will be featured in Grow Your Art, New England Conservatory’s collaborative residency program that focuses on jazz and entrepreneurial musicianship. The event, which is part of Jazz50, a year-long celebration of NEC’s jazz studies department, will run from Nov. 4-7. 

Souza, who is an alumna of NEC, will take part in a number of workshops and presentations on the conservatory’s Boston campus. On Nov. 4, she will present a master class that is open to both students and the public, and she will also lead a workshop on producing your own recordings. On Nov. 5, she will join a panel discussion on the current state of the music industry, moderated by NEC’s assistant dean of entrepreneurial musicianship Andrew Worden. For the third day of the residency, Nov. 6, Souza will give a presentation on singing and performing in crossover settings. Finally, on Grow Your Art‘s last evening, she will appear in a concert at Brown Hall, performing in duos with students as well as singing with the NEC Orchestra. 

Other presentations will feature Giovanni Russonello, jazz writer for the New York Times; Mike Epstein, a booking agent; and Ann Braithwaite, a jazz publicist, among others.

All of the Grow Your Art events are free and open to the public.

For more information about Grow Your Art, go here.