Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Janmohammadi Persian & Kouyaté West African 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 is open to in-person audiences, and can also be viewed below via livestream.

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

Watch Livestream from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room:

  1. 7:00 PM | Nima Janmohammadi Persian Music Ensemble

    This ensemble offers an introduction to Persian Music traditions.

    Nikki Naghavi, violin
    Yoona Kim, ajaeng

    Roman Barten-Sherman, guitar
    Francesca Terberg, cello
    Nadav Friedman, percussion

  2. 8:15 PM | Balla Kouyaté Mandé West African Music Ensemble

    The Mandé Music ensemble is an introduction to West African history and culture through the music.

    Group One

    Tiana Hirathima, voice
    Henry Wilson, mallets/percussion

    Chris Chapin, plucked instruments, piano
    Thatcher Harrison, guitar
    Moyu Zhang, piano, voice
    Hannah Dunton, double bass

  3. 9:30 PM | Balla Kouyaté Mandé West African Music Ensemble

    Group Two

    Maggie Ruochen Zang, voice
    Noah Kelly, violin, mandolin
    Caleb Schmale, saxophone
    Mattias Kaufmann, accordion
    Weza Jamison-Neto, bass trombone
    Anwei Wang, guzheng
    Mingchen Du, guitar, pipa, voice
    Avi Randall, piano, viola
    Jeff Guan, percussion