Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Dominique Eade Ensembles

NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

Performances by small jazz and contemporary improvisation ensembles coached by NEC's exceptional faculty. This evening's concerts are performed live and streamed in real time from the Eben Jordan Ensemble Room.

This performance will be open to in-person audiences.

Due to Amazon's east coast service outage, NEC live streams are unavailable tonight, Tuesday, December 7th.

THREE sets: 7:00, 8:15, & 9:30 PM

  1. 7:00 PM | Dominique Eade Songwriting Ensemble

    This ensemble gives students a chance to explore using writing prompts, learning and analyzing existing repertoire and workshopping their works -in-progress. 

    Liliann Shires, vocals
    Kaoruko Pilkington, vocals
    Arreanna Lerner, vocals
    Sahana Narayana, vocals
    Astghik Martirosyan, vocals
    Na-Hyeon Park, vocals
    Serena Bixby, vocals
    Kaia Berman Peters, vocals
    Shane Dylan, piano
    James Nadien, drums

  2. 8:15 PM | Dominique Eade Vocal Ensemble

    Dominique Eade emphasizes a group sound rather than a rhythm section playing for singers. The student vocalists selected and arranged much of the repertoire, and learned to lead the ensemble in rehearsal and performance. Vocal improvisation is emphasized as well. Rhythm section players have considerable opportunity to play improvised solos and to learn the art of complimenting a vocalist in a variety of styles.

    Group One

    Liliann Shires, vocals
    Tianyi Hu, vocals
    Helen Bultman, vocals
    Yifan Yue, vocals
    Jake Walters, piano
    Dominic Vance, drums
    Diego Martinez, double bass

  3. 9:30 PM | Dominique Eade Vocal Ensemble

    Group Two

    Astghik Martirosyan, vocals
    Elizabeth Embser, vocals
    Huntley Mary McSwain, vocals
    Yihong Guo, vocals
    Emily Mitchell, guitar, vocals
    Rowan Barcham, piano
    Benjamin Friedland, double bass
    Carles Pereira Romero, drums