How do you like your jazz?
Hot? Contemporary? Crazy? Smooth?
It's all here in the mix, with dozens of club-style sets each season, up to three different acts each night. These student ensembles are the club headliners of tomorrow—coached by leading jazz and improvising artists from the New England Conservatory faculty.
Tonight the mix is made up of groups coached by pianist Jason Moran during one of this MacArthur Fellow's regular teaching residencies at NEC: an unusual quartet made up entirely of drummers, and a more traditional one with vocalist. Moran himself is likely to sit in with the students during their sets.
Robin Baytas, Nick Neuberg, Colin Rosso, and Ryan Sands will perform as a drum circle.
David Bowie Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family
Marie Laurette Friis Go Get Some
Andrew Hill/Jason Moran Play to Live
Paul Motian Fiasco
Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin'
Sami Stevens, vocals
Will Bridges, alto saxophone
Brad Barrett, bass
Joe Musacchia, drums