Jazz50 | Pre-Concert Panel Discussion & Reception

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290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

A pre-concert panel discussion and reception leading up to a concert in honor of prominent alumnus Cecil Taylor. Your RSVP is appreciated.


  • Carl Atkins | Founding chair of NEC's Jazz Studies department, NEC alumnus, distinguished conductor, composer, woodwinds specialist, arts administrator, arts consultant, and musicologist
  • Marvin E. Gilmore, Jr. | NEC alumnus and overseer, World War II veteran, African American business pioneer, and multi-decade leader of the nonprofit Community Development Corporation of Boston
  • Joe Morris | NEC faculty member, guitarist, composer, and ensemble leader
  • Moderator: Ken Schaphorst | Current chair of NEC's Jazz Studies department

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


Video will begin at event start time via Facebook Live

Cecil Taylor leans forward animatedly and conducts a jazz ensemble.
NEC: Jordan Hall

Among NEC’s many prominent alumni, Cecil Taylor stands out for his influence over the history of jazz.

Taylor’s significant legacy will be recognized with a series of piano solos featuring NEC...