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Video: Watch Ethan Iverson “Piano Sonata' World Premiere At New England Conservator Photo Video: Watch Ethan Iverson “Piano Sonata' World Premiere At New England Conservatory
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

New England Conservatory¬†has just released a video of the world premiere performance of pianist, composer, writer and NEC jazz faculty member¬†Ethan Iverson's ‚ÄúPiano Sonata.‚ÄĚ ¬†See the video!

New England Conservatory's Pioneering Jazz Studies Department Announces 2022-2023 Sea Photo New England Conservatory's Pioneering Jazz Studies Department Announces 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

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.

Juilliard Announces 2022-23 Season Programming Featuring More Than 700 Events Photo Juilliard Announces 2022-23 Season Programming Featuring More Than 700 Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Juilliard has announced full programming for its 2022-23 season, including live music, dance, and drama performances at venues throughout the city with numerous livestreams and on-demand opportunities for global audiences to witness the future of the performing arts today.

NEC Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Centennial of Massachusetts Jazz Master Jaki Byard, Photo NEC Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Centennial of Massachusetts Jazz Master Jaki Byard, March 3 at Jordan Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2022

The NEC Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Ken Schaphorst celebrates the centennial of Jaki Byard in a live concert on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Byard was one of the cornerstones of the groundbreaking Afro-American Music and Jazz Studies Department assembled by Carl Atkins and Gunther Schuller at NEC in 1969. 

Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them Photo Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them
by Michael Major - Jan 30, 2022

Meet all of the Broadway actors in THE GILDED AGE! The new series features appearances by Audra McDonald, Denée Benton, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kelli O'Hara, Carrie Coon, Claybourne Elder, Donna Murphy, Katie Finneran, Debra Monk, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Patrick Page, Michael Cerveris, and more.

 Photo Frank Carlberg Leads The NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra In New Works By NEC Students
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2021

The NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra under the direction of NEC jazz faculty member Frank Carlberg presents a concert of new music by NEC students on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

The NEC Jazz Orchestra to Present SOUL ON SOUL: THE MUSIC OF MARY LOU WILLIAMS Photo The NEC Jazz Orchestra to Present SOUL ON SOUL: THE MUSIC OF MARY LOU WILLIAMS
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 3, 2021

The¬†NEC Jazz Orchestra¬†presents¬†Soul on Soul ‚Äď The Music of Mary Lou Williams¬†on¬†Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in NEC‚Äôs Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Joining the ensemble will be NEC alum and pianist¬†Carmen Staaf¬†‚Äô05, 2009 winner of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Pianist Competition.

PALACIO DE LA RUMBA With Adrian Medina and Dance Mambo Comes to The Red Room at Club  Photo PALACIO DE LA RUMBA With Adrian Medina and Dance Mambo Comes to The Red Room at Club York
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021

Sydney is open again and this is one concert you won't want to miss! Australia's only Afro-Cuban Orquesta Palacio de la Rumba with four dancers from Sydney's first Mambo Academy Dance Mambo directed by Adrian Medina in the very funky Red Room of Club York.

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.

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