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Jazz And Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight Concert Tuesday, March 24 At NEC's Jordan Hall

Jazz And Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight Concert Tuesday, March 24 At NEC's Jordan Hall

Featuring Anthony Coleman, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Bert Seager, Jerry Leake, Nedelka Prescod, Mal Barsamian, Schwendener, Dave Zoffer and more Join NEC’s celebrated jazz and contemporary improvisation faculty in a showcase concert on Tuesday, March 24 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Performing are African percussionist/vocalist Jerry Leake, violinist Eden MacAdam-Somer, pianist Bert Seager, vocalist Nedelka Prescod, ...

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NEC’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of George Russell with the NEC Jazz Orchestra on October 16

NEC’s Jazz Studies Department Presents  The Music of George Russell with the NEC Jazz Orchestra on October 16

Conducted by Ben Schwendener and Featuring Saxophonist George Garzone Thursday, October 16 at Brown Hall NEC faculty member Ben Schwendener will lead the NEC Jazz Orchestra in The Music of George Russell, a program featuring excerpts from several of Russell’s most ambitious works, as well as “All About Rosie,” traditionally included in all Russell programs. The concert takes place at ...

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NEC Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight Monday, January 28

NEC Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight Monday, January 28

Performances by Ran Blake, Norm Zocher, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Jerry Leake, Linda Chase, Ben Schwendener, Bert Seager, Amir Milstein, Rabbit Rabbit with Carla Kihlstedt Plus Rare Trio Performance with Cecil McBee, Bob Moses and special guest Dave Liebman "New England Conservatory’s jazz faculty distinguish themselves in a lot of ways but most of all because they maintain full time ...

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Ben Schwendener/Uwe Steinmetz: Apfelschaun

Read "Apfelschaun" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The latest pair of releases on Gravity Records, now in its fifteenth year, finds frequent collaborators Ben Schwendener (piano) and Uwe Steinmetz (saxophone) joined together in radically different contexts. Living Geometry II, as intensely focused on George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept as any modern recording, sees Steinmetz guesting for the final three tracks of a heavy ...