NEC says "Thank you, Boston" all year with its "NEC Prep Presents" concerts. Free admission to these concerts by senior Prep ensembles marks our gratitude for the support of the City of Boston and the parents, siblings, schools, and music teachers who make our work possible.
Ken Schaphorst, chair of NEC's College jazz studies department, founded this Preparatory student jazz orchestra in 2008. The only community jazz orchestra of its kind in the Boston area, the YJO is open by audition to all musicians high school age or younger. The ensemble strives to give young musicians opportunities to learn and perform together in an environment of high expectations and standards.
Duke Ellington Chinoiserie
Gerald Wilson Dissonance in Blues
Sun Ra arr. Ken Schaphorst A Call for All Demons
Imogen Heap arr. Schaphorst Hide and Seek
John Klenner arr. Bill Holman Just Friends
Joe Henderson Isotope
Duke Ellington, James “Bubber” Miley Black and Tan Fantasy
Harold Arlen, arr. Schaphorst If I Only Had a Brain
Thad Jones Fingers
Ken Schaphorst returns tomorrow night to conduct the NEC Jazz Orchestra in a concert of his own compositions and arrangements.
NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra
Eamon Sheil , alto and soprano saxophones
Kira Daglio Fine , alto saxophone
Josh Noel, tenor saxophone
Ryan MacLean, tenor saxophone
Grace-Mary Burega, baritone saxophone
Noah Landis, piano
Richard Oates, guitar
Noah Harrington, bass
Noah Klavens, drums
Would you or your child like to be involved with this ensemble? Find out more.