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New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are to ...

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Bob Brookmeyer Celebration at New England Conservatory

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NEC Jazz Orchestra
Jordan Hall
Bob Brookmeyer Celebration
Boston, MA
March 1, 2018

All of the composer-arrangers featured at the Bob Brookmeyer Celebration concert had been mentored, to some degree or other, by Bob Brookmeyer. Listening to what each of his former students said during the program and ...

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Boston Celebration: The Legacy of Bob Brookmeyer

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Bob Brookmeyer: A Celebration
Jordan Hall
Boston, MA
March 1, 2018

The on-going celebration of New England Conservatory's 150th anniversary brought well deserved attention to the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation departments for the 2017-2018 performance season. On March 1st, at Jordan Hall, NEC presented a very special tribute ...

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments announce nearly 100 concerts for the celebratory 150th anniversary season. The 2017-2018 season continues to build on NEC’s rich legacy featuring 150 years of innovation showcasing the work of the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory as well as ...

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New England Conservatory Presents Too Marvelous For Words: Music Of Frank Sinatra

New England Conservatory Presents  Too Marvelous For Words: Music Of Frank Sinatra

Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. New England Conservatory presents Too Marvelous for Words: Music of Frank Sinatra, a concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. The event, conducted by Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst, will feature the NEC Jazz Orchestra and student vocalists with the NEC ...

The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Ken Schaphorst Presents Spring Concert On Tuesday, May 19 In NEC’s Jordan Hall

The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Ken Schaphorst Presents Spring Concert On Tuesday, May 19 In NEC’s Jordan Hall

Orchestra Includes 17 Members from 12 Massachusetts Cities and Towns The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst, presents a program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, jny: Boston. The free concert will feature music of Thad Jones, Ken Schaphorst, Kenny Dorham, Horace Silver and Dizzy ...

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab with Miguel Zenon

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab with Miguel Zenon

One-Week Intensive Jazz Program for Students Ages 14-18 Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26, 2015 Special Guest Artists MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Nominee Miguel Zenón plus NEC Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst headline the week holding masterclasses paired with evening concerts of their music Students ages 14-18 are invited to explore jazz at New England Conservatory during ...

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NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus For Performance On Thursday, February 26

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus  For Performance On Thursday, February 26

“The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski” Concert to Feature Pianist and Hammond B3 Organ Player Medeski, Percussionist Rakalam Bob Moses, and the NEC Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Ken Schaphorst Medeski Also Working with Students During 3-Day Residency NEC alum John Medeski '88 returns to his alma mater to play piano and Hammond B3 organ with ...

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Renowned Composer/Percussionist John Hollenbeck Teaching At New England Conservatory During Fall 2014 Semester

Renowned Composer/Percussionist John Hollenbeck Teaching At New England Conservatory During Fall 2014 Semester

Also leads September 23 Master Class with Claudia Quintet “John Hollenbeck has the power to induce synesthesia. A precociously gifted... composer, arranger, percussionist, and leader of several musical groups... Hollenbeck makes music that sounds the way the world looks and feels… Hollenbeck is a musician for our time.” —David Hadju, The New Republic New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies ...

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NEC’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Nearly 100 Free Performances For 2014-2015 Season

NEC’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present  Nearly 100 Free Performances For 2014-2015 Season

Plus Residencies with World-Renowned Performers September 2, 2014 — May 19, 2015 Highlights include: The Music of John Zorn: A 35-Year Retrospective; Order of the Virtues a re-interpretation of Hildegarde Von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum; The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski; Workshops/masterclasses with Lake Street Dive, Jason Moran/Vijay Iyer, Evan Parker, Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck and the ...