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Kevin Harris Project - Museum, Vol. 1 - CD release

When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk, Danilo Perez, and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? Boston-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/16/2013 - 19:30

Mardi Gras Party featuring Revolutionary Snake Ensemble,....

....with special guest soloist Charles Neville

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music. Leader Ken Field is a longtime member of the modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:30

McCoy Tyner Quartet

McCoy Tyner's blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand, has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists.

Tickets: $38 early show, $35 later show

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 22:00
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 19:30
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 22:00

Pablo Ablanedo Octet(o) CD Release: Recontradoble

Pablo Ablanedo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a composer, pianist and music educator. In 1996, he graduated with a diploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, where he took part in the last courses taught by the legendary trumpet player Herb Pomeroy. Pablo’s artistic development owes much to the Argentinian classical pianist Susana Bonora, with who he has been working since the 80’s.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 19:30

28th Annual High School Honor Band Concert - ***CANCELLED***

LOCATION: Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus ABOUT: Features the finest high school wind & percussion musicians in New England/the Northeast Guest Conductor: Jack Stamp, Indiana University of Pennsylvania TICKET INFORMATION: Free and open to the public

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 19:00

Jazz + Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight

Tonight, members of NEC's Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation faculty come together for a rare opportunity to catch them in the act—working in combinations that may never occur outside our walls, along with guest artists from their performance activities outside of NEC.

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 20:00

Identities Are Changeable: Tales From The Diaspora

New England Conservatory presents Grammy nominee, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and NEC faculty member saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón in the third-ever performance of Identities Are Changeable: Tales From The Diaspora featuring Zenón's Quartet - Zenón with Luis Perdomo, piano; Hans Glawischnig, bass; Henry Cole, drums - and the NEC Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst, along with video by David Dempewolf.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 20:00

Singer/Songwriters Showcase - Annual Fundraiser

Simple Gifts is looking for local talent to play at our annual fundraiser. We will be accepting 6 - 8 performers to play. If chosen to participate you will have the opportunity to be voted favorite of the evening and will be invited to return the following season as Host and Feature Performer!

You will have the opportunity to play 3 songs - two must be original compostions, one may be a cover if you like. Duos and bands are welcome to participate.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 19:00

BaZa Dance Party!

The holiday hustle and bustle will be over; it's cold and gray (maybe snow on the ground). BaZa is about good time blues, from front porch Delta sounds to full-tilt Chicago grooves grown out of playing houseparties, clubs, fairs and concerts. What a great time to have a rocking good time getting down with the guys!

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/12/2013 - 19:00

Living the Dream

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00pm

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we will feature the Fiske Jubilee Singers, Paul Robeson, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Josh White, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Kim & Reggie Harris, Joel Rafael, Beth DeSombre, Bob Dylan, Vance Gilbert, Andrew Calhoun & Campgtound, and many other artists!


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