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    An Interview with Dave Douglas

    Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active

    Jazz Lab and Boston GuitarFest Academy 2018

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    Tanya Kalmanovitch: How Quitting Music Made Me An Artist

    "Much of what I now teach about art-making comes from my experiences between the ages of 22 and 30, when things fell apart." — Tanya Kalmanovitch, Contemporary Improvisation and Entrepreneurial Musicianship faculty

    2018 Commencement Guests Announced

    John Heiss to speak; Herbie Hancock, Edgar Albert Meyer, Jr., Peter Lyman Row and Joseph L. Bower to receive honorary doctorates.

    NEC’s 2017 Grammy Nominations

    Jazzy year for NEC Grammy noms, with additional nods in contemporary instrumental & classical.

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