Jazz

Panama Jazz Quintet
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A composite image of the NEC Gospel Ensemble singing from their homes to make a socially distanced multi-track recording.
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Panama Jazz Quintet
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Panama Jazz Quintet
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Panama Jazz Quintet
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Nasheet Waits stands in front of a red wall, wearing a dark shirt
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Nasheet Waits, drummer and music educator, is a New York native.  His interest in playing the drums was encouraged by his father, legendary percussionist, Frederick Waits.  Over the course of his...

Nasheet Waits stands in front of a red wall, wearing a dark shirt
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Renowned drummer, composer and educator Nasheet Waits joins the jazz faculty for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Allegra Levy smiles at her reflection in the mirror while singing her new song "Wash My Hands" and washing her hands in a light green sink
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The jazz voice alumna won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest's weekly "Stuck At Home" series for songwriters, bands, artists and producers.
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.
Continuing Education Jazz Ensemble
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Session 1: June 2020, Session 2: July 2020 (dates in desc.)

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...