Jazz50 | NEC Jazz Orchestra feat. Carl Atkins, Alan Pasqua, & Antonio Sanchez

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

The NEC Jazz Orchestra will celebrate the anniversary of NEC’s Jazz Studies department by playing music drawn from throughout its 50-year history, including George Russell’s “All About Rosie” and Jaki Byard’s “Two Five One” with guest conductor Carl Atkins, who served as the department’s first chair, and pianist and NEC alum Alan Pasqua. 

The second half of the concert features Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American jazz drummer and NEC alum Antonio Sanchez in music from his most recent recording, Lines in the Sand, a reflection on the recent events at the border.

Post-concert jam session to follow

About Jazz50

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 and New York to hear the NEC faculty, alumni, and students who are shaping the next 50 years of jazz. See all Jazz50 events

  • NEC Jazz Orchestra
  1. Jimmy Guiffre: River Chant

  2. Steve Lacy: Heaven

  3. Two Five One

    • Alan Pasqua, piano
  4. Thelonious Monk: Monk's Mood

    • Alan Pasqua, piano
    • Carl Atkins, arrangement
  5. All About Rosie

  6. Antonio Sanchez: Lines in the Sand

  7. Antonio Sanchez: Long Road

  8. Antonio Sanchez: Bad Hombres y Mujeres

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Students, alumni, and friends are warmly invited to bring your instrument and stay for a special 50th anniversary jam session, immediately following the Jazz Orchestra concert in Jordan Hall featuring...