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New England Jazz Ensemble: Peter and the Wolf

Read "Peter and the Wolf" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev composed the children's tale Peter and the Wolf to introduce classical music to a wider audience, so the world-class New England Jazz Ensemble has reimagined Prokofiev's beloved fantasy in jazz terms as a pathway to a greater awareness of its singular style of music. The redesigned suite, which encompasses almost ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Announces Final Lineup For Oct. 4-13 Event

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Announces Final Lineup For Oct. 4-13 Event

Williams College Jazz Ensemble Added to Headline Event A Signature Musical Happening of the Fall Foliage Season Pittsfield, Mass: Berkshires Jazz, Inc. has announced the final lineup for the 8th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, which runs from Oct. 4-13 in various venues in downtown Pittsfield. A signature cultural event of the Fall Foliage season in the Berkshire Hills ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New England Jazz Ensemble to Release Fifth CD at June 5 Concert Featuring Giacomo Gates, Ali Ryerson

New England Jazz Ensemble to Release Fifth CD at June 5 Concert Featuring Giacomo Gates, Ali Ryerson

The 16-piece Big Band Celebrates 20th Birthday In Performance at Hartford's Polish National Home HARTFORD, CT—"It's a Grand Night for Swinging," The New England Jazz Ensemble's long-awaited fifth CD will be released on June 5, 2011, at a concert at the Polish National Home in Hartford. The 4pm concert also features guest vocalist Giacomo Gates and flute soloist ...

New England Jazz Ensemble to Record 'Live' Concert with Guest Soloists John Abercrombie, Ali Ryerson, and Giacomo Gates

New England Jazz Ensemble to Record 'Live' Concert with Guest Soloists John Abercrombie, Ali Ryerson, and Giacomo Gates

June 5 Performance at Hartford's Polish National Home Will be the 16-piece Big Band's Long-awaited Fifth CD

HARTFORD, CT -- The New England Jazz Ensemble, a 16-piece big band, will record its next album in concert on June 5, at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Ave., in Hartford, Connecticut. Two complete performances, at 5:30pm and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The New England Jazz Ensemble: Wishes You a Cookin' Christmas

Read "Wishes You a Cookin' Christmas" reviewed by Jack Bowers

So why, you may ask, is Bowers reviewing a Christmas album in February? That's a perceptive question, the answer to which is really quite simple: big band albums as impressive as this one by the superb New England Jazz Ensemble should be listened to and applauded not only during the holiday season but every day of ...