Recital: Gavin Terrence Connolly '21 MM, Jazz Drums
NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.
Gavin Terrence Connolly '21 MM studies Jazz Drums with Billy Hart, Jerry Leake, Cecil McBee, Rakalam Bob Moses, and Nasheet Waits. He is the recipient of the Harold Whitworth Pierce Provost Scholarship.
All compositions are by Gavin T. Connolly.
It's Hard to Put Into Words
Everybody's Folk Song
I want to extend gratitude to ALL of my teachers, past and present, as well as anyone who has made
their knowledge of and connection to this music available to me. Whether it has been through extended study,
one-time lessons, talks after live performances, allowance of participation in rehearsals, mentorship,
or lengthy phone calls answering my numerous questions, I have learned so much from you all, and I truly
do appreciate it.
Thank you to:
Ryan Dexter, Doug Olsen, Anton Derevyanko, Ross Hoyt, Mari Rosa, Brian Levy, Ken Schaporst, John McNeil,
Bert Seager, John Lockwood, Dominique Eade, Henrique Eisenmann, Nedelka Prescod, Bob Nieske, Balla Kouyate,
Mark Zaleski, Hankus Netsky, Frank Carlberg, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris, Ran Blake, John Kordalewski
and everyone involved with The Makanda Project, The Late Great Bobby Ward, Royal Hartigan, Ken Astrove,
Cecil McBee, Yvonne Wollak, Kenny Hadley, Rakalam Bob Moses, Billy Hart, Jerry Leake, Jonathan Pinson,
and Nasheet Waits.
I also want to thank the musicians playing with me tonight - Anna Abondolo, Miranda Agnew, Cate Byrne,
Chris Ferrari, and Ellie Pruneau - for helping make the music in my imagination a reality through their time,
talent, and dedication.
Thank you to Peter Charig and Sally Millar for their much-appreciated flexibility with all the last-minute
scheduling changes surrounding this recital.
Additionally, I would like to thank The Harold Whitworth Pierce charitable trust for helping me attend NEC
Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank my family: Mom, Dad, Nana, Douglas, and Siobhan
for their endless support of my dreams and efforts