Jazz

Freddy Cole with Ken Schaphorst on the Jordan Hall stage
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NEC mourns the loss of Freddy Cole ’56, hon. DM ’12, an internationally beloved jazz pianist and vocalist and multiple Grammy nominee.
Electric Guitarist
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Mondays and Wednesdays June 29 - August 5, 2020
  • Summer 2020

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Ten meetings Mondays and Wednesdays on the following dates: June 29, July 1, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 August 3 and 5  

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This course primarily focuses on teaching...

Continuing Education Jazz Ensemble
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Tuesdays and Thursdays June 30 - August 6, 2020
  • Summer 2020

All levels, all instruments, and voices welcome.  

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Tuesdays and Thursdays on the following dates: June 30, July 2, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, Aug 4, 6  

Course Description:  

In...

Continuing Education Jazz Ensemble
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Session 1: June 2020, Session 2: July 2020 (dates in desc.)
  • Summer 2020

In this interactive series, each workshop has a different topic presented by a faculty expert in the field. Students will get a sense of the breadth and depth of the NEC jazz program, seeing the...

Gabriela Martina smiles and holds a wine glass while sitting down to dinner in her home. On screen is a fellow musician with whom she is virtually sharing the meal.
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After her “Homage to Grämlis” tour was cancelled due to COVID-19, Gabriela Martina ’21 MM created the Dinner With My Neighbor series to stay connected and “just be there for somebody.”
Ran Blake
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College faculty member Ran Blake, conducting alum Aram Demirjian, and Prep students Ariel Wang, Evan Tsai, Luke Henderson, Sarah Campbell, Nathan Emans, and Zani Lewis have been honored for lifetime contributions to jazz, excellence in conducting, and exceptional musicianship in young chamber musicians, respectively.
Ran Blake
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Iconic pianist/composer Ran Blake to receive 2020 Jazz Journalists Association Boston Jazz Hero Award
Henrique Eisenmann, pianist, speaks to CNN from his home, with a piano and bookshelf in the background
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“Most of the patients were unconscious and intubated, but still I could connect with them through music,” says Henrique, who joins the efforts of musicians and doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital to support ICU patients.
Brian Levy
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"I was amazed at what was produced. They created things that blew my mind." Brian Levy, Jazz and Music History faculty at NEC, talks about what students are creating in his newly digital classroom.
10 artists smile at the camera on a Zoom call
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In the wake of COVID-19 social distancing, NEC alumni and students have leapt forward to create and perform in digital concert experiences. Here, we highlight just a few of the new online offerings created by our community.