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News: Education

New England Conservatory’s Pioneering Jazz Studies Department Announces 2022-2023 Season

New England Conservatory’s Pioneering Jazz Studies Department  Announces 2022-2023 Season

New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies Department announces its 2022-2023 season with an array of concerts featuring NEC students performing with faculty and guest artists. Highlights include NEC’s visiting artist-in-residence, bassist/composer and NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland in a concert with students; a residency concert by vocalist Michael Mayo featuring live vocal looping; and other ...

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News: Education

A Revolution In Music Education: Contemporary Musical Arts At New England Conservatory, Celebrating 50 Years Of Training The Complete Musician

A Revolution In Music Education: Contemporary Musical Arts At New England Conservatory, Celebrating 50 Years Of Training The Complete Musician

Since 1972, the Contemporary Musical Arts (formerly CI/Contemporary Improvisation) program at New England Conservatory has been at the forefront of creative musical expression. The department marks five decades of crossing boundaries, pushing limits, and training creative contemporary musicians and artists with a year- long celebration featuring faculty, students and alumni in a full season of cutting-edge ...

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News: Recording

Folks Can't Seem To Stay Out Of 'Mama's Hamper'

Folks Can't Seem To Stay Out Of 'Mama's Hamper'

Powerhouse New England-based soul-funk jam band, The GroovaLottos, laces us with Mama's Hamper – Pure Phunk (Polyphonic Studios Records, 2021) their latest self-produced. This time around, the band let their fans play the role of A&R. Each song on the album was selected based on a survey of fans, asking their favorite songs from shows and ...

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Article: Live Review

Boston Lyric Opera Plays the Music of Terence Blanchard at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater

Read "Boston Lyric Opera Plays the Music of Terence Blanchard at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater" reviewed by Doug Hall


Terence Blanchard Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre Boston Lyric Opera's Champion: An Opera in Jazz Boston, MA May 22, 2022 Now in its 45th season, Boston Lyric Opera is the largest and longest-lived opera company in New England (founded in 1976). Standing away from popular themes, BLO's programming has remained faithful ...

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News: Performance / Tour

New England Conservatory Contemporary Improv Dept Presents International Broadcast Of 'Ritual' on June 4

New England Conservatory Contemporary Improv Dept Presents International Broadcast Of 'Ritual' on June 4

New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation students, faculty, and special guest, Ukrainian-American folk musician, improviser, and composer Julian Kytasty, present Ritual, a concert exploring the myriad of ways that ritual manifests in our lives and music. Curated by faculty member Anthony Coleman, the program includes performances centered in Jewish, African, Ukrainian, Korean, and American folk tradition as ...

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News: Performance / Tour

See The Tony Award-Winning Jazz Musical Ain't Misbehavin'

See The Tony Award-Winning Jazz Musical Ain't Misbehavin'

Greater Boston Stage Company is pleased to present “Ain’t Misbehavin’" directed and co-choreographed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent. Produced by The Nora at Central Square Theatre, The Front Porch Arts Collective, and Greater Boston Stage Company. Named after the 1929 Thomas “Fats” Waller song, “Ain’t Misbehavin’" is a musical revue tribute to the black musicians of the ...

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News: Recording

'The Wailing Sounds Of Ricky Ford: Paul’s Scene' - Ricky Ford Brings A Lifetime Of Experience To His Newest Recording

'The Wailing Sounds Of Ricky Ford: Paul’s Scene' - Ricky Ford Brings A Lifetime Of Experience To His Newest Recording

It is with tremendous pride that Whaling City Sound announces the new Ricky Ford recording, The Wailing Sounds of Ricky Ford. Not only does Ford bring impeccable credentials with him wherever he goes, but he also happens to have deep ties to New England, which is why the recording title is something of a play on ...

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News: Event

Celebrity Series Of Boston Announces 2022/23 Season

Celebrity Series Of Boston Announces 2022/23 Season

The Celebrity Series of Boston announces its 2022/23 season today, marking 84 years of bringing touring and local performing artists to Boston. In this new season, audiences will find a diverse and dazzling array of artists in one of the Series’ largest seasons ever. Expanded programming offers audiences new venues to explore, artist debuts, beloved returning ...

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News: Education

New England Conservatory Announces 2022 Speaker And Honorary Degree Recipients For Its 151st Commencement Ceremony

New England Conservatory Announces 2022 Speaker And Honorary Degree Recipients For Its 151st Commencement Ceremony

Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: James Taylor, singer-songwriter Honorary Degree Recipient: David Amram, conductor and composer; Ella Jenkins, the “First Lady of Children’s Music” Special Guests: Emanuel Ax, pianist, Honorary Doctorate 2021; Denys Karachevtsev, Ukrainian cellist and music teacher New England Conservatory President Andrea Kalyn and the Board of Trustees announce multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ...

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News: Event

Third Thursdays with Dave Bryant And Friends: A Monthly Harmolodic Jazz Series Starting In April 2022

Third Thursdays with Dave Bryant And Friends: A Monthly Harmolodic Jazz Series Starting In April 2022

Keyboardist and composer Dave Bryant has many friends. Many who also happen to be notable local, national, and international jazz artists, who have collaborated with Cambridge-based Bryant on different projects over a span of decades. Those connections began to grow in the early 1980's, within a year after Bryant completed his formal undergrad studies at Berklee. ...


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