In a single evening, you can hear NEC jazz students bringing forward two of the traditions that flow into the sounds of jazz: the composing improviser and the African-American social and spiritual tradition known as gospel.

With NEC Jazz Composers Ensemble, Ken Schaphorst coaches performances by NEC jazz students of their own compositions.

As leader of NEC Gospel Ensemble, Nedelka Prescod works with NEC jazz students to explore contemporary gospel music as it is currently being created and performed.

NEC Jazz Composers Ensemble

Ken Schaphorst, coach

Aaron DuBenion, trumpet
Sarah Hughes, alto saxophone
Kaz George, tenor saxophone
Philip Golub, piano
Vaughn Stoffey, guitar
Andrew Schiller, bass
Ryan Sands, drums

Philip Golub Dream, The Setup
Kaz George Level One, Rubato Tune
Thelonious Monk Boo Boo's Birthday
Peter Jonatan Jazz Line
Wayne Shorter The Big Push

NEC Gospel Ensemble

Nedelka Prescod, artistic director

vocalists Sami Stevens, Farayi Malek, Corinne Marina, Alexandra Keller, Robbie Pate, Michael Mayo, Sam Jones
Josh Gilbert, trumpet
Kaz George, tenor saxophone
John Cushing, trombone
Chris McCarthy, piano
Joseph Copeland, organ
Jeremy Marx, guitar
Neil Patton, bass
Ryan Sands, drums

Traditional arr. Robert Pate Holy, Holy, Holy
Jonathan McReynolds Everything
Doobie Powell He Won’t Leave You
Traditional arr. Jessica Reedy God Has Smiled on Me
Kirk Franklin Help Me Believe
Kurt Carr For Every Mountain
Mali Music Strength You Are

Date: April 10, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Brown Hall

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