Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Jason Moran and Early Jazz Ensembles
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.
TWO sets: 8:00 & 9:15 PM
This performance will be viewable in-person for internal NEC audiences only, and via livestream for public audiences.
8:00 PM | Jason Moran Ensemble
Jason Moran's ensembles work on improvisational and compositional techniques. The repertoire consists of student compositions and composition which Moran has either composed or performed.
Delfina Cheb Terrab, vocals
Miranda Agnew, trumpet
Ben Eidson, alto saxophone
Griffin Woodard, bass clarinet
Evan Vietorisz, guitar
Rahul Carlberg, piano
Anna Abondolo, double bass
Kabir Adhiya-Kumar, rrumsArtists
- Jason Moran, ensemble coach
9:15 PM | Early Jazz Ensemble
This ensemble explores the period of 1923-1935, beginning with the Oliver Creole Jazz Band, ending with the first recordings of Count Basie with Lester Young. Students learn to hear the nuances of the rhythm section, despite the limitations of early recordings and additionally, analyze elements of pitch, scale, timbre, rhythm and phrase.
Heather Milberger, vocals
Simone Trovato, trumpet
Aaron Kaufman-Levine, alto saxophone
Sam Margolis, trombone
Jahnvi Madan, clarinet
Talia Rubenstein, guitar
George Behrakis, piano
Mark Abramovski, double bass
Kabir Adhiya-Kumar, drumsArtists
- Anthony Coleman, ensemble coach