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Music By Marginalized And Underheard Composers Featured In 'Lost Voices' Streaming Monday, November 30

A sung story of trafficked Jewish women, a forgotten form of Macedonian folk music, the little-known work of a once popular Dominican artist, and an edgy, wild tune by Legendary Stardust Cowboy are among the pieces presented in Lost Voices, a concert featuring music by artists missing from the conversation. Performed by the inventive young musicians of New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Department at NEC’s iconic Jordan Hall, the event is produced by faculty members Anthony Coleman ...

Keystone Korner Baltimore: Larry 'Poncho' Brown Ongoing Art Exhibit & Freda Payne November 12-14!

Keystone Korner Baltimore: Larry 'Poncho' Brown Ongoing Art Exhibit & Freda Payne November 12-14!

Keystone Korner Baltimore is proud and excited to display a long-term exhibit of the extraordinary artwork of Baltimore's own Larry “Poncho" Brown! These colorful paintings beautifully compliment the musical atmosphere with fluidity, mysticism, unity and pride. Keystone Korner Baltimore feels so blessed to enrich the walls of our club with soulful art that captures the essence and beauty of the city we proudly call home. Come experience the remarkable exhibit for yourself and enjoy the legendary Freda Payne, honoring our ...

Live jazz in times of uncertainty

Live jazz in times of uncertainty

Wednesday, November 4, brought the first live jazz concert that I’ve been able to hear in person in nearly eight months. The last was in early March. This road trip was to Artis Naples, where the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra resumed its concert series last month – with careful attention to pandemic protocols. Rather than perform to two packed shows in the more intimate, 275-seat Daniels Pavilion, Artis Naples moved the performances next door to the 1,600-seat Hayes Hall. Temperatures ...

New England Conservatory’s Acclaimed Jazz Studies Department And Pioneering Contemporary Improvisation Department Continues Fall 2020 Season

New England Conservatory’s Acclaimed Jazz Studies Department And Pioneering Contemporary Improvisation Department Continues Fall 2020 Season

New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments continues their 2020 fall season with an array of livestream and virtual performances. Highlights include Anthropology: Music of Charlie Parker with the NEC Jazz Orchestra, Lost Voices, a concert showcasing and amplifying music by underheard artists, as well as more than a dozen concerts feature NEC’s exceptional students performing everything from the fiddle music of New England, Persian music, contemporary chamber music, early jazz and West African music. ...

Introducing 'Live From Van Gelder Studio,' A Groundbreaking Virtual Music Series Staged From Legendary Rudy Van Gelder Studio: The Room Where Jazz Happened

Introducing 'Live From Van Gelder Studio,' A Groundbreaking Virtual Music Series  Staged From Legendary Rudy Van Gelder Studio: The Room Where Jazz Happened

Van Gelder Studio, the legendary recording studio home to hundreds of jazz icons from John Coltrane to Herbie Hancock, has announced the launch of “Live from Van Gelder Studio," a new virtual music series that will stream live from VanGelder.live. The series will debut on Saturday, November 14th at 9PM EST and will feature an all-star quartet who will pay tribute to jazz great Hank Mobley, whose most beloved recordings turn 60 this year. Performers include bassist Ron Carter, tenor ...

Ute Lemper Will Perform 'Rendezvous With Marlene' Virtually In Its Entirety On Dreamstage on October 25

Ute Lemper Will Perform 'Rendezvous With Marlene' Virtually In Its Entirety On Dreamstage on October 25

Described as an “extraordinary, unforgettable evening with a sublime artist at the height of her powers–it should on no account be missed!” (Musical Theatre Review), Ute Lemper’s Rendezvous With Marlene channels Dietrich’s story of courage, glamour, and humanity. Ahead of her time, Dietrich was a legend as an actress, singer, fashion icon, and free spirit. In her first show entirely focused on honoring Marlene, based on the true story of a phone call they shared, Lemper interprets some of Dietrich’s ...

Tues., Oct. 13: Rudresh Mahanthappa Celebrates 'Hero Trio' With Streaming Album Release Concert

Tues., Oct. 13: Rudresh Mahanthappa Celebrates 'Hero Trio' With Streaming Album Release Concert

Alto saxophone star Rudresh Mahanthappa celebrates the release of Hero Trio—a wide-ranging session encompassing the music of his formative influences including Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and Johnny Cash—with a live stream of the pre-recorded album concert along with a live Q & A moderated by Nate Chinen of WBGO. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 13 at 3 and 8 p.m. EDT. Tickets are $10. Get tickets The last time Rudresh Mahanthappa went into the ...

Sat., October 10: Lafayette Gilchrist Celebrates 'Now' With Livestream Album Release Concert Presented By Creative Alliance

Sat., October 10: Lafayette Gilchrist Celebrates 'Now' With Livestream Album Release Concert Presented By Creative Alliance

Pianist, composer and bandleader extraordinaire Lafayette Gilchrist returns to the trio format on his engrossing, self-released double disc, NOW, the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed solo piano album, Dark Matter, which many critics cited as one of 2019’s best jazz releases. Gilchrist will celebrate with a livestream album release concert on Saturday, October 10, 8 p.m. EDT presented by Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Joining him are his trio mates from his band Specials Revealed, bassist Herman Burney and drummer ...


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