Too Marvelous for WordsReasons for a party

Round-number birthdays spell "party" for Frank Sinatra (at 100), Ran Blake (80), Anthony Coleman (60), Fred Hersch (60).

Upcoming performances

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2015-09-08 Contemporary Improvisation Opening Night Concert
2015-09-21 Anthony Coleman
2015-10-15 Too Marvelous for Words: Music of Frank Sinatra
2015-10-29 Fred Hersch
2015-11-11 In The Mix
2015-11-12 In The Mix
2015-11-13 Ran Blake's 80th Birthday Concert
2015-11-16 In The Mix
2015-11-17 In The Mix
2015-11-18 Jazz Composer's Ensemble/Gospel Concert
2015-11-19 Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert
2015-11-19 In The Mix
2015-11-30 In The Mix
2015-12-02 In The Mix 
2015-12-01 Dave Holland Master Class
2015-12-03 Dave Holland Master Class
2015-12-03 Music of Dave Holland
2015-12-07 In the Mix
2015-12-08 In The Mix
2015-12-09 In The Mix
2015-12-10 Music of Billy Strayhorn
2015-12-14 In The Mix
2015-12-15 Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra
2015-12-16 In the Mix
2015-12-17 In The Mix
2016-01-25 Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Department Concert
2016-02-16 Contemporary Improvisation Department Concert
2016-02-25 Jazz Orchestra
2016-03-29 Jazz/Wildcard Concert
2016-03-31 In The Mix
2016-04-04 In The Mix
2016-04-05 In The Mix
2016-04-06 In The Mix
2016-04-07 Jazz Composer's Ensemble/Gospel Concert
2016-04-11 Next Generation Concert
2016-04-12 In The Mix
2016-04-13 In The Mix
2016-04-14 Contemporary Improvisation Concert: Film Noir
2016-04-18 In The Mix
2016-04-19 In The Mix
2016-04-19 Dave Holland Master Class
2016-04-21 Dave Holland Master Class
2016-04-21 Jazz Orchestra Concert with Dave Holland
2016-04-25 In The Mix
2016-04-26 Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra
2016-04-27 In The Mix
2016-04-28 In The Mix
2016-05-02 In The Mix
2016-05-03 In The Mix
2016-05-04 In The Mix

Past performances

2014-09-06 World Barn Dance
2014-09-08 Songwriting Workshop with Lake Street Dive
2014-09-09 Old Time Fiddle Workshop with Bruce Molsky
2014-09-16 Brooke Sofferman
2014-09-18 Evan Parker workshop
2014-09-19 Jason Palmer masterclass
2014-09-24 Claudia Quintet masterclass 
2014-09-30 Vijay Iyer + Jason Moran masterclass
2014-10-07 Fred Hersch masterclass
2014-10-09 Music of Dave Holland
2014-10-16 Music of George Russell
2014-10-24 George Russell Tribute Concert
2014-11-04 Fred Hersch masterclass
2014-11-04 John Zorn residency
2014-11-06 David Eure
2014-11-10 In the Mix
2014-11-11 In the Mix
2014-11-12 In the Mix
2014-11-18 In the Mix
2014-11-19 In the Mix
2014-11-20 In the Mix
2014-11-24 NEC Jazz Composers Ensemble/Gospel Ensemble
2014-12-01 In the Mix
2014-12-02 NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra
2014-12-03 In the Mix
2014-12-04 Music of Bob Nieske & Jimmy Giuffre
2014-12-07 The Music of John Zorn at The Stone
2014-12-08 In the Mix
2014-12-09 In the Mix
2014-12-10 In the Mix
2014-12-11 In the Mix
2014-12-12 NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra + Jeffrey P. Leonard
2015-02-17 Hildegard: Order of the Virtues
2015-02-25 John Medeski solo masterclass
2015-02-26 Ellington, Medeski, Moses, Schaphorst
2015-03-03 Dave Holland small combos masterclass
2015-03-05 Dave Holland and Jason Moran masterclass
2015-03-05 Music of Dave Holland
2015-03-09 Nir Naaman
2015-03-24 In the Mix
2015-03-24 Jazz + Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight
2015-03-25 In the Mix
2015-03-26 In the Mix
2015-03-30 In the Mix
2015-03-31 Alfaia Quartet, Beau D'Ver
2015-04-01 In the Mix
2015-04-06 In the Mix
2015-04-07 In the Mix
2015-04-08 In the Mix
2015-04-09 NEC Jazz Composers' Ensemble
2015-04-13 Gaslighting
2015-04-14 In the Mix
2015-04-15 In the Mix
2015-04-16 Music of Gil Evans & Duke Ellington
2015-04-20 In the Mix: Jazz Non-Majors + Moran Ensembles
2015-04-21 In the Mix: Survivors Breakfast + Leake Ensemble
2015-04-28 NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra
2015-04-30 International Jazz Day
2015-05-16 Commencement Concert
2015-05-19 NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra + Ken Schaphorst
2015-06-21 Jazz Lab: Welcome Concert with Faculty
2015-06-22 Jazz Lab: Miguel Zenón Trio
2015-06-23 Jazz Lab: Ken Schaphorst Big Band
2015-06-24 Jazz Lab: Tango ensemble
2015-06-25 Jazz Lab: Music of David Zoffer
2015-06-26 Jazz Lab: Final Concert
2015-07-31 Commonwealth Concerts: Planet Radio
Commonwealth Concerts: Leah Hennessy, Jacob Means, Brad Barrett
Commonwealth Concerts: Olson Pingrey Quartet
Commonwealth Concerts: Caio Afiune, Liz Tobias, Neil Patton, Lee Fish
Commonwealth Concerts: Robbie Pate, Neil Patton, Ryan Sands
Commonwealth Concerts: Duo Doce
Commonwealth Concerts: Isaac Levien, Kevin Sun, Ryan Sands

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