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Streaming On Jan. 24: '40 Years In Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center Celebrates The Klezmer Conservatory Band'

Streaming On Jan. 24: '40 Years In Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center Celebrates  The Klezmer Conservatory Band'

In 1979, 24-year old Hankus Netsky began organizing student jam sessions at Boston’s New England Conservatory to play the little known Eastern European folk music known as klezmer. The Klezmer Conservatory Band’s first gig followed in 1980 at NEC’s Brown Hall. Meanwhile, in Western Massachusetts, 24-year-old Yiddish literature graduate student Aaron Lansky launched a campaign to ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

What, and Give Up Showbiz?

Read "What, and Give Up Showbiz?" reviewed by Doug Hall

What, and Give Up Showbiz: Six Decades in the Music Business Fred Taylor (with Richard Vacca) 276 Pages 978-1493051847 Backbeat Books 2020 In his upcoming biography (December, 2020), What, and Give Up Showbiz?: Six Decades in the Music Business, jny: Boston's late legendary and iconic music impresario Fred ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Music By Marginalized And Underheard Composers Featured In 'Lost Voices' Streaming Monday, November 30

A sung story of trafficked Jewish women, a forgotten form of Macedonian folk music, the little-known work of a once popular Dominican artist, and an edgy, wild tune by Legendary Stardust Cowboy are among the pieces presented in Lost Voices, a concert featuring music by artists missing from the conversation. Performed by the inventive young musicians ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New England Conservatory’s Acclaimed Jazz Studies Department And Pioneering Contemporary Improvisation Department Continues Fall 2020 Season

New England Conservatory’s Acclaimed Jazz Studies Department And Pioneering Contemporary Improvisation Department Continues Fall 2020 Season

New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments continues their 2020 fall season with an array of livestream and virtual performances. Highlights include Anthropology: Music of Charlie Parker with the NEC Jazz Orchestra, Lost Voices, a concert showcasing and amplifying music by underheard artists, as well as more than a dozen concerts ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency  Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

The use of this near lagless technology makes NEC the first music institution to undertake such a large-scale initiative using cutting-edge audio-visual technology with live performance and music education New England Conservatory (NEC) and Grammy Award winning vocal faculty member Ian Howell have revolutionized low-latency music-making using cutting edge and affordable technology for musicians and music ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired renowned drummer, composer and educator Nasheet Waits to join the jazz faculty beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to his work as a leader, Waits is widely known for his performances and recordings with a jazz greats including Antonio Hart, Geri Allen, Marc Cary, Andrew Hill, ...

WAYNE BRANCO

Wayne has lead several area bands over the past 30 years, including the Branco / Stamas Big Band, Itchy Feet and Eclipse. As a trombonist, Wayne has performed with internationally renowned jazz artists Arturo Sandoval, Bill Watrous, Jon Faddis, Bob Mintzer and Slide Hampton. Performance credits as an on-call sideman with vocalists and bands include Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Rita Moreno, Al Martino, Jerry Vale, Robert Goule, The Drifters, The Shirrells, Harry James Orchestra with Fred Radke, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians. His work with Boston area bands includes the Hal McIntyre Orchestra, Mike Girard's Big Swinging Thing, Baystate Jazz Quintet, Itchy Feet, the Worcester Jazz Orchestra, Artie Barsamian's Boston Big Band and Swingtet, The Ovations, Silver Bullet Swing Orchestra, Ryle's Jazz Orchestra, Everett Longstreth Orchestra, White Heat Swing Orchestra and Amanda Carr

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Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock is a bassist, composer, improviser, visual artist, and writer based in Western Massachusetts. Bullock has been performing since the mid 90s at venues across the US and in Europe, including Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden; Instants Chavirés in Paris; Café OTO in London; Experimental Intermedia and ISSUE Project Room in New York City; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and EMPAC in Troy, NY. In June 2015, Bullock received a Performance Grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Bullock is an Ambassador for the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland. mikebullock.com finenoiseandlight.bandcamp.com

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Frank Tiberi: The Thundering is Still Heard

Read "Frank Tiberi: The Thundering is Still Heard" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The term “ninety-two years young" is a bit cliché, but if the shoe fits (oops, another cliché). Saxophonist Frank Tiberi (pictured above playing with saxophonist and long time friend George Garzone to the left) spoke with the verve and energy of a much younger man. He got excited, as if being back in the moment, when ...

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Lauren Henderson

Jazz and Latin Jazz vocalist, Lauren Henderson, paints reflective and impassioned stories with her haunting voice and enchanting compositions. Described as "somewhere between a comforting whisper and a cogent declaration" by The New York Times, Henderson's eclectic influences spread across genres producing a distinct yet versatile sound. Henderson combines her passion for music, philanthropy, and business as the CEO of Brontosaurus Records and an internationally acclaimed recording artist. Recently featured in the Financial Times, Henderson's achievements are celebrated worldwide


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