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FESTIVAL

New Concerts Added To The Program Of The 36th Edition Of The Festival

New Concerts Added To The Program Of The 36th Edition Of The Festival

Montreal, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — We’re adding even more names to the incredible program of the 36th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, from June 26 to July 5, 2015. Tickets for these concerts go on sale today at noon. A Filetta with ...

EVENT

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music Of Dave Holland On Thursday, March 5 At Brown Hall

New England Conservatoryâs Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music Of Dave Holland On Thursday, March 5 At Brown Hall

Concert Follows Holland Residency at School Join visiting artist-in-residence, renowned jazz bassist/composer and bandleader Dave Holland as he leads New England Conservatory jazz students in a performance of his music following a week-long residency. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at NEC’s Brown Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA. The concert ...

EVENT

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus For Performance On Thursday, February 26

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus  For Performance On Thursday, February 26

“The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski” Concert to Feature Pianist and Hammond B3 Organ Player Medeski, Percussionist Rakalam Bob Moses, and the NEC Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Ken Schaphorst Medeski Also Working with Students During 3-Day Residency NEC alum John Medeski '88 returns to his alma mater to play piano and Hammond B3 organ ...

PERFORMANCE

New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo Featured On American Voices A PBS Great Performances Special Hosted By Renée Fleming

New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo  Featured On American Voices A PBS Great Performances Special  Hosted By Renée Fleming

“Jazz on stage is alive and it’s a very intimate exchange… You have to listen so you can respond and keep the conversation going. You do that so impeccably well!” – Dianne Reeves to Michael Mayo on PBS’ American Voices New England Conservatory Jazz Studies alum Michael Mayo (Bachelor’s of Music, Jazz Voice ’14) was recently ...

EDUCATION

Miguel Zenón On Teaching At New England Conservatory

Miguel Zenón On Teaching At New England Conservatory

Miguel Zenón, the alto saxophonist and composer who has blended jazz and the music of his native Puerto Rico into one of the most passionate and coherent forms of contemporary expression, exemplifies the new possibilities that jazz envisions in the 21st century. His triumphs of the past decade, at the head of his own quartet and ...

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Fred Hersch

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch has much to look forward to in his immediate future, including the premiere of a new extended composition and a variety of performances in the diverse solo and small-ensemble settings that have made him one of the major contemporary voices in jazz piano. Yet 2015 looms large in his mind for another reason. “It ...

EVENT

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present More Than 50 Free Performances For Spring 2015 Season

Plus Residencies with World-Renowned Performers January 26 — May 19, 2015 Highlights include: The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski; Jason Moran in The Music of Fats Waller; Order of the Virtues, a re-interpretation of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum; Masterclasses with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, John Medeski, Jason Moran, Dave Holland & Fred Hersch. In the ...

AWARD / GRANT

57th Grammy Nominations Recognize New England Conservatory Musicians

Strong showing for NEC musicians in jazz category A Far Cry chamber orchestra nominated for Kickstarter-funded project New England Conservatory students, alumni, and faculty are included in nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, announced on Friday. Winners will be announced at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Three of ...

PERFORMANCE

Discover The Jazz Innovators Of Tomorrow With New England Conservatory's "In The Mix"

A Free Series of Concerts Showcasing New England Conservatory's Exceptional Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Ensembles 34 One-Hour Concerts Over 13 Evenings at NEC's Pierce Hall Monday, November 10 – Thursday, December 11 Discover the jazz innovators of tomorrow with In the Mix, 34 free 1-hour concerts, Monday, November 10 — Thursday, December 11, 2014 at New ...

EVENT

NEC’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of George Russell with the NEC Jazz Orchestra on October 16

NECâs Jazz Studies Department Presents  The Music of George Russell with the NEC Jazz Orchestra on October 16

Conducted by Ben Schwendener and Featuring Saxophonist George Garzone Thursday, October 16 at Brown Hall NEC faculty member Ben Schwendener will lead the NEC Jazz Orchestra in The Music of George Russell, a program featuring excerpts from several of Russell’s most ambitious works, as well as “All About Rosie,” traditionally included in all Russell programs. The ...


 

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