Jazz50 | Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and NEC Alumni Big Band
This double bill features Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, followed by an all-star NEC alumni big band representing a cross-section of the program's 50-year history.
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Darcy James Argue is one of many prominent jazz composers to have studied at NEC, working with the legendary Bob Brookmeyer.
“For a wholly original take on big band’s past, present and future, look to Darcy James Argue” — so says Newsweek’s Seth Colter Walls. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based composer and bandleader has toured nationally and internationally with his 18-piece ensemble, Secret Society, garnering countless awards and nominations and reimagining what a 21st-century big band can sound like. Learn more
NEC Alumni Big Band
This all-star Jazz50 group of NEC alumni includes Dominique Eade, Marty Ehrlich, Brian Landrus, Tony Kadleck, Michael Thomas, Chris Washburne, Curtis Hasselbring, Josh Roseman, Jennifer Wharton, Frank Carlberg, Jerome Harris, Aaron Bahr, Rich Barshay, David Neves, Kai Sandoval, Kevin Sun and Kim Cass.
7 p.m. Alumni Reception
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and your NEC community!
Jazz50 celebrates the vibrant legacy and future of Jazz Studies at NEC—the first fully accredited jazz program at a music conservatory, and a global leader in jazz education today. Join us in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles to hear the NEC faculty, alumni, and students who are shaping the next 50 years of jazz. See all Jazz50 events