Jazz

Reception following Lorna Cooke deVaron Memorial Concert
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Spring Forward Festival 2021
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Welcome to NEC's Spring Forward Festival — a 10-day, on-campus performance intensive taking place May 17–26!

The Spring Forward Festival is an opportunity for students who have been...

Spring Forward Festival 2021
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Welcome to NEC's Spring Forward Festival — a 10-day, on-campus performance intensive taking place May 17–26!

The Spring Forward Festival is an opportunity for students who have been working...

Instruments wait on stands during a jazz concert
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NEC's Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra features the music of NEC students performed by their peers, under the direction of Frank Carlberg. Hunter McKay is assistant director.
Jazz faculty
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Julian Lage, Melissa Aldana, and Marshall Gilkes join New England Conservatory the jazz faculty beginning in the fall of 2021.
Ken Schaphorst
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All compositions and arrangements on tonight's program are by Ken Schaphorst, unless otherwise noted.
The outline of a violin, against a purple and rose background with a constellation pattern.
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This year, we bring Jordan Hall to you, with streaming editions of First Mondays at Jordan Hall—as brilliant with music as ever, performed by some of the world’s best chamber musicians.

Now in its...

Julian Lage Headshot
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Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category of improvising musicians" (New Yorker), Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad...

Marshall Gilkes
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Multiple Grammy nominated trombonist/composer Marshall Gilkes integrates myriad influences into a singular and distinctive voice, combining the spontaneous invention of jazz with the elegant...

A microphone awaits
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...