Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Steve Netsky Songwriting, World Music, & Chorino 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.
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:
7:00 PM | Steve Netsky Songwriting Workshop
This ensemble offers a framework for songwriters to work both on their own compositions and recompositions of existing songs drawing on all kinds of genres.
Tiana Hirathima, voice
Tejas Nair, esraj, voice
Huanhuan Xie, voice
Chris Chapin, piano
Skyler Lim, piano, voice, fiddle
Jamie Eliot, electric bass, voice
Mikey Harms, guitar, songwriter, trumpet
Moyu Zhang, voice, piano
Xiao Sun, guitar, voice
Ian Yan, comp, voice
8:15 PM | World Music Ensemble
This ensemble provides an introduction to repertoire from many international musical traditions.
Maggie Ruochen Zang, voice
Caroline Jesalva, violin
Mingchen Du, guitar, pipa
Skyler Lim, piano, fiddle
Jamie Eliot, electric bass
Nadav Friedman, percussion
9:30 PM | Chorino Ensemble
Regarded as the "Cultural DNA" of Brazilian music, the choro genre contains elements from different traditions which influenced Brazilian music over the centuries, including African rhythms, Eastern European dances and Western Classical music forms.
Sarah Matsushima, voice, piano
Nikita Manin, clarinet
Catherine Byrne, violin
Kathleen Wallace, violin
G Korth-Rockwell, banjo, guitar, mandolin
Mattias Kaufmann, accordion
Miguel Landestoy, piano, keyboard
Caleb Duvall, double bass
Joseph Seo, percussion