New England Conservatory to Present 100-Plus Free Jazz Concerts

Highlights include John Zorn, Luciana Souza, Fred Hersch and Dave Holland

Fred Hersch
John Zorn
Luciana Souza

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments will present more than 100 free concerts for the 2013-2014 season. Highlights include a Sun Ra Centennial Concert; the Music of John Zorn culminating his NEC residency; the Music of Luciana Souza (who will perform with NEC students at the end of her four-day residency); ta residency by Fred Hersch; the Music of Dave Holland (who will lead NEC students in a performance of his music); Jazz and the Struggle for Freedom and Equality; Ran Blake’s annual Film Noir Concert, this year featuring music inspired by Otto Preminger’s Laura and other films; In the Mix, 75 one-hour concerts featuring student ensembles from the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation departments, and faculty recitals by NEC luminaries including Eden MacAdam-Somer, Frank Carlberg, Tanya Kalmanovitch, David Eure, Vanessa Morris and Robert Labaree.

The season runs from September 3, 2013-May 30, 2014. All concerts at 8 p.m. except In the Mix events which take place at 7, 8 and 9 p.m., each with a different ensemble.

All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit NEC Music or call 617-585-1260.