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Dominique Eade Celebrates 20 Years on NEC Faculty with Recital of Vocal-Instrumental Duets, November 8

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Jazz Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist Teams Up with Pianists Jed Wilson, Ran Blake and Guitarist Mick Goodrick in NEC's Jordan Hall

Jazz vocalist Dominique Eade, named one of the top ten jazz vocalists in the 1999 DownBeat Critics's Poll, will celebrate her 20th year on the New England Conservatory faculty with a recital November 8 at 8 p.m. in NEC's Jordan Hall.

Called “...an impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist, and instrumental arranger" by the New York Times Magazine, Eade will perform a collection of new compositions with pianist Jed Wilson. A regular duo, Eade and Wilson are currently recording a new CD together. Eade has recorded four CDs under her own name for Accurate Records and RCA Victor. The vocalist will also team up for duos with special guests Ran Blake, piano, and Mick Goodrick, guitar - both artists with whom she has worked frequently.

Holding a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from NEC, Eade has performed with a wide-ranging group of collaborators. She was a member of the Ran Blake Quintet with Ricky Ford, a soloist under the baton of Anthony Braxton in two Braxton operas performed at the Kitchen in New York City. She co-led a group with Goodrick and led her own trio with pianist Donald Brown. She has also performed with Cecil McBee, Bill Frisell, John Medeski, Bob Moses, and Fred Hersch. Eade has been a soloist with Butch Morris, Orange Then Blue, the Either/Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, Composers in Red Sneakers, and the Jazz Composers' Alliance.

Since 1984, Eade has been on the faculty at NEC where she teaches voice, composition, and improvisation. Among her students, she numbers Sarah Lazarus (winner of the 1994 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition), Luciana Souza, Lisa Thorson, Patrice Williamson, Kris Adams, Kate McGary and classical singers Susan Botti and Elizabeth Keusch.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the NEC Concert Line at (617) 585-1122 or visit NEC on the web at www.newenglandconservatory.edu/concerts.

ABOUT NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY
Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader among music schools, New England Conservatory offers rigorous training in an intimate, nurturing community to 750 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral music students from around the world. Its faculty of 225 boasts internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. Its alumni go on to fill orchestra chairs, concert hall stages, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide. Nearly half of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is composed of NEC trained musicians and faculty.

The oldest independent school of music in the United States, NEC was founded in 1867 by Eben Tourjee. Its curriculum is remarkable for its wide range of styles and traditions. On the college level, it features training in classical, jazz, contemporary improvisation, world and early music. Through its Preparatory School, School of Continuing Education, and Community Collaboration Programs, it provides training and performance opportunities for children, pre-college students, adults, and seniors. Through its outreach projects, it allows young musicians to engage with non-traditional audiences in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes-thereby bringing pleasure to new listeners and enlarging the universe for classical music and jazz.

NEC presents more than 600 free concerts each year In Jordan Hall, its world- renowned, 100-year old, beautifully- restored concert hall. These programs range from solo recitals to chamber music to orchestral programs to opera scenes. Every year, NEC's opera studies department also presents two fully staged opera productions at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.

NEC is co-founder and educational partner of “From the Top," a weekly radio program that celebrates outstanding young classical musicians from the entire country. With its broadcast home in Jordan Hall, the show is now carried by more than two hundred stations throughout the United States.

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