Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Steve Netsky Songwriting, World Music, & Chorino 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 | 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

  2. 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

  3. 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