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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!

Soul Covers

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

Curtis Mayfield covering The Carpenters?  The Isley Brothers covering Seals & Crofts? On this week's show you'll hear all those Top 40 songs you grew up with a whole new soul twist! Join host Tom Shaker Monday night at 7pm!

Jazz Composers’ Concert

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Works by Graduate Jazz Composition/Arranging majors Emily Duff, Ben Falkoff, Kevin Grudecki, Micah Maurio, Jeff Schneider & Jared Trace

Graduate Chamber Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I

Free and open to the public

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 20:00

"Jazz Perspectives" on Composer/Pianist Tadd Dameron with Saxophonist Paul Combs

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr day and celebrate the music, life and legacy of Tadd Dameron. Dameron's career and influence in jazz, bebop, swing and big band has been captured in a new autobiography by Cambridge based Jazz musician and educator Paul Combs. The author joins host Bonnie Johnson to introduce his recently published book,  Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron. Tune in!

Fred Kaplan

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks with award winning author Fred Kaplan about his new book, "The Insurgents". In it Kaplan tells a compelling story of General David Petraeus and the new model of applying American military power. Tune in at 10:30 this Sunday evening to hear this compelling story.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain & Grace Lin

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 9:00pm

“What you think of sliced white bread says a lot about who you are” writes AARON BOBROW-STRAIN, Associate Professor of Politics at Whitman College in Washington. His new book WHITE BREAD: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE STORE-BOUGHT LOAF is a fascinating and surprising account of how “industrial white bread” came into being and evolved to become the preferred bread of much of America. It’s a wild story that centers on a national fear of food impurity, a fear of immigrants and the quest for a bread of the future that would be untouched by human hands.


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