Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.

"New England Conservatory’s jazz faculty distinguish themselves in a lot of ways but most of all because they maintain fulltime live performance schedules."
—Lucid Culture Blog

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.

Performances include:

George Garzone, saxophone
John Lockwood, bass
Rakalam Bob Moses, drums

Mark Zaleski, Christian Contreras, saxophone
Cecil McBee, bass
Rakalam Bob Moses, drums

Anthony Coleman, piano

A Quality of Six
Jerry Leake, percussion

Lacy Leeks (for Lee Konitz)
Jorrit Dijkstra, saxophone
Ralph Alessi, trumpet

Schwendener Short Suite
Ben Schwendener, piano
Mar Friedman, bass
Kenwood Dennard, drums

Youmans/Caesar Tea for Two
Tim Ray, piano

Eisenmann Madruga
Amir Milstein
, flute
Henrique Eisenmann, piano
Jason Davis, bass

Ellis/Frigo/Carter Detour Ahead
Nedelka Prescod, vocals
Bert Seager, piano

Ostroff/Trilling Mayn Tayere
Eden MacAdam-Somer, vocals and violin
Hankus Netsky, piano

Date: January 27, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.


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