Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Open Form and Brian Levy 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.
three sets: 7:00, 8:15 & 9:30 PM
This performance is open to in-person audiences, and can also be viewed below via livestream.
Watch livestream from Eben Jordan Ensemble Room:
7:00 | Open Form Ensemble
This ensemble focuses on ensemble game pieces, such as John Zorn’s Hockey and works by Christian Wolff, and other experimental scores.
Nikita Manin, clarinet
Caleb Schmale, saxophone
Marie Carroll, koto
Julian Seney, viola
Emmett Mathison, piano, keyboard
Caleb Duval, double bassArtists
- Anthony Coleman, ensemble coach
8:15 PM | Brian Levy Ensemble
In the Brian Levy ensemble, students had the opportunity to play in a straight-ahead style through a repertoire of their own and Levy’s original compositions and arrangements. They also played compositions by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner, and Wes Montgomery. In the process, they explored various rhythmic, melodic, and comping routines both to develop solos and to hone their ability to take on different roles in the ensemble.
Arreanna Lerner, vocals
Michael Brehm, trumpet
Nick Ryder, tenor saxophone
Rotem Eylam, guitar
Keegan Marshall-House, piano
Xin Xu, double bass
Nadav Friedman, drums
9:30 PM | Brian Levy Ensemble
Sahana Narayana, vocals
Ryan Devlin, tenor saxophone
Nicholas Biagini, baritone saxophone
Mitch Selib, guitar
Kyra Tyboe, piano
Domenico Botelho, double bass
Caleb Montague, drums