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.
Ken Schaphorst Blink
Tony Williams, arr. YJO Sister Cheryl
Randy Weston Sweet Meat
Donny McCaslin, arr. Ken Schaphorst Second Line Sally
Traditional, arr. Oliver Nelson Down by the Riverside
Thad Jones Three and One
Dizzy Gillespie, arr. Ken Schaphorst Con Alma
Quincy Jones Quintessence
Tito Puente Oye Como Va
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
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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.