Jason Moran Residency Concert

NEC: Brown Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Drawing on his recent recording, “From the Dance Hall to the Battlefield,” Jason Moran and student ensembles will present music by bandleader, composer and organizer James Reese Europe, including rarely-heard songs written in collaboration with Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle.

After creating the Clef Club, the first organization in New York City supporting African-American musicians, James Reese Europe presented a series of landmark performances in Carnegie Hall starting in 1912. He also collaborated with Vernon and Irene Castle in the popularization of social dance. During World War I, Europe was a lieutenant in the 369th Infantry, known as the Harlem Hellfighters. And the regimental band Europe led during the war was pivotal in introducing jazz-like music to the European continent.

This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here: https://necmusic.edu/live

  1. James Reese Europe and Chris Smith | Ballin' the Jack

    • Zion Dyson, voice
    • Kazuji Tsubakida, piano
  2. James Reese Europe, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake | Mirandy, That Gal of Mine

    • Erika Hallenbeck, voice
    • Jonathan Paik, piano
  3. Shelton Brooks | Darktown Strutters Ball

    Large Ensemble

  4. James Reese Europe, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake | Goodnight, Angeline

    • Huntley McSwain, voice
    • Jake Walters, piano
  5. George Cobb | Russian Rag

    Large Ensemble

  6. James Reese Europe | Clef Club

    Large Ensemble

  7. Traditional/Albert Ayler, arr. | Flee Like a Bird/Ghosts

    Large Ensemble

  8. James Reese Europe, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake | On Patrol in No Man’s Land

    • Emmy Guo, voice
    • George Maclaurin, piano
  9. W.C. Handy (arr. William Grant Still) | St. Louis Blues

    Large Ensemble

  10. James Reese Europe, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake | All of No Man’s Land is Ours

    • Elizabeth Embser, voice
    • Keegan Marshall-House, piano
  11. James Reese Europe | Castle House Rag

    Large Ensemble

  12. Jason Moran | For James

    Large Ensemble


    Large Ensemble
    Will Fredendall, flute
    Chris Ferrari, clarinet
    Aaron Kaufman-Levine, alto saxophone
    Ryan Devlin, tenor saxophone
    Mark Tipton, trumpet
    Michael Gerace, Cooper Malinowski, trombone
    Jordan Jenifor, tuba
    Jason Moran, piano
    Will Mabuza, bass
    Dominic Vance, drums