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New England Conservatory's Pioneering Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Dep Photo New England Conservatory's Pioneering Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Fall 2021 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021

New England Conservatory's internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments announce their 2021 fall season with an array of concerts featuring NEC students performing with faculty and guest artists.

Sheila Jordan's 'Comes Love: Lost Session' Out September 16 Photo Sheila Jordan's 'Comes Love: Lost Session' Out September 16
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2021

At the age of 92 and still going strong, singer-songwriter Sheila Jordan has been one of the most revered and utterly unique voices in jazz for decades.

NEC Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Music Of Ken Schaphorst In Concert Broadcast May 6 Photo NEC Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Music Of Ken Schaphorst In Concert Broadcast May 6
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2021

The NEC Jazz Orchestra celebrates the music of Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst in their final concert of the season.

Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series Acoustic Sounds Celebrates Impulse! Records 60th Anni Photo Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series Acoustic Sounds Celebrates Impulse! Records 60th Anniversary
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 26, 2021

The Impulse! 60 series will kick off on May 14 with two of the four releases that launched the label known as The House That Trane Built, in 1961: Ray Charles’ singular and long-out-of-print Genius + Soul = Jazz and Gil Evans Orchestra’s superb Out of the Cool. Charles’ album will also be made available digitally for the first time in years.

Frank Carlberg Leads NEC Jazz Composers' Orchestra In Streaming Concert Photo Frank Carlberg Leads NEC Jazz Composers' Orchestra In Streaming Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2020

In a concert streamed from New England Conservatory, The NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra performs music of gifted NEC students performed by their student peers on Tuesday, December 8 at 8 p.m. EST.

Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, & More Join THE GILDED AGE Photo Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, & More Join THE GILDED AGE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 13, 2020

A truly star-studded lineup has been set for the upcoming HBO period drama 'The Gilded Age' - including Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Michael Cerveris, Debra Monk, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kristine Nielson, and John Douglas Thompson.

NEC's Student Ensembles Announce Upcoming Livestream Concerts Photo NEC's Student Ensembles Announce Upcoming Livestream Concerts
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2020

Exceptional student ensembles from New England Conservatory's internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments perform an array of jazz, world, and creative music concerts throughout November. Concerts feature everything from the Persian music, contemporary chamber music, early jazz and West African music.

NEC Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Music of Duke Ellington With Livestream Performanc Photo NEC Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Music of Duke Ellington With Livestream Performance from Iconic Jordan Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2020

In a concert streamed live from New England Conservatory's iconic Jordan Hall, the NEC Jazz Orchestra celebrates the genius of Duke Ellington on Thursday, October 15 with Reminiscing in Tempo: Music of Duke Ellington.

Drummer/Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Faculty Photo Drummer/Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Faculty
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020

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.

Edmonton's Jazz Festival Returns Online From Around The World Photo Edmonton's Jazz Festival Returns Online From Around The World
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2020

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents the 2020 Festival from the comfort of your home. Join us online starting opening weekend June 19-21 and every weekend until July 31 to enjoy free performances and interviews from musicians locally and around the world.

Birdland Has Released Its January Schedule Photo Birdland Has Released Its January Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are kicking off the new year with a star-studded January schedule! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, under the direction of Scotty Barhart and special guest vocalist Carmen Bradford; Karrin Allyson as she pays tribute to Mose Allison; and the Hot Sardines, among others!

Jazz at Lincoln Center Offers Free (& Almost Free) Educational, Cultural & Family Eve Photo Jazz at Lincoln Center Offers Free (& Almost Free) Educational, Cultural & Family Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center announces an extensive range of free (and almost free) concerts and educational events for all ages, including Hot Seat tickets, free pre-concert discussions, family concerts, student tickets and Late Night Sessions at Dizzy's Club throughout Spring 2020. Jazz at Lincoln Center offers special pricing for students year-round.

Birdland Presents Joao Bosco And More Week Of April 15 Photo Birdland Presents Joao Bosco And More Week Of April 15
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

Birdland Announces April 2019 Schedule Photo Birdland Announces April 2019 Schedule
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with Benny Green, The James Carter Organ Trio, Joao Bosco, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Frank Catalano Quartet, Clint Holmes, Joe Alterman, Aubrey Logan, Sheila Jordan, Dena DeRose, The Jive Aces, Michael Wolff, Jason Kravits, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more!

Scandinavian Supergroup Atomic Releases First Covers Album Pet Variations Photo Scandinavian Supergroup Atomic Releases First Covers Album Pet Variations
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 8, 2019

Scandinavian supergroup Atomic began their career confounding convention and eighteen extraordinary years later they are still at it. The band's latest album, Pet Variations, a signature blend of impassioned jazz and rebooted contemporary-classicism, is a fresh departure from the norm. First, the backstory… 

Scandinavian Supergroup Atomic Releases First Covers Album PET VARIATIONS Photo Scandinavian Supergroup Atomic Releases First Covers Album PET VARIATIONS
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 19, 2018

Scandinavian supergroup Atomic began their career confounding convention and eighteen extraordinary years later they are still at it. The band's latest album, Pet Variations, a signature blend of impassioned jazz and rebooted contemporary-classicism, is a fresh departure from the norm. First, the backstory… 

Sheila Jordan To Receive The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation's 2018 Satchmo Aw Photo Sheila Jordan To Receive The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation's 2018 Satchmo Award
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2018

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation proudly presents the 8th SATCHMO Award to: jazz vocalist and songwriter Ms. Sheila Jordan. LAEF is returning to the historic Alhambra Ball Room in Harlem, where swing dancers, big bands and jazz vocalists once reigned supreme ‚Äď Friday October 12th 8:00 ‚Äď 10:00pm.¬†

Michael Engler to Direct NBC's THE GILDED AGE Photo Michael Engler to Direct NBC's THE GILDED AGE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 16, 2018

NBC has hired Michael Engler to direct the first episode of its long-in-development series THE GILDED AGE, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

DOWNTON ABBEY Mastermind Julian Fellowes Brings Highly Anticipated New Drama THE GILD Photo DOWNTON ABBEY Mastermind Julian Fellowes Brings Highly Anticipated New Drama THE GILDED AGE To NBC
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 31, 2018

DOWNTON ABBEY Mastermind Julian Fellowes Brings Highly Anticipated New Drama THE GILDED AGE To NBC

DOWNTON ABBEY Mastermind Julian Fellowes Brings New Drama THE GUILDED AGE To NBC Photo DOWNTON ABBEY Mastermind Julian Fellowes Brings New Drama THE GUILDED AGE To NBC
by Macon Prickett - Jan 31, 2018

For those missing the Dowager Countess' condescending glares or the evening ring of the dinner bell, there's a new Julian Fellowes drama on tap at NBC that brings an upstairs/downstairs tale Stateside.  

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