Jazz Lab

June 27 – July 2, 2021 




Henrique Eisenmann, Artistic Director 
Tim Lienhard, Executive Director 

Jazz Lab Online is a dynamic program featuring project-based seminars, one-on-one work with faculty, and small ensemble collaboration where students will learn critical skills including recording technology, songwriting, content creation, and much more. Headlined by resident guest artist and YouTuber, Adam Neely, Jazz Lab is geared toward the jazz musician who wants to express their creativity through video, audio, and digital storytelling. Through elective courses, students will learn how to collaborate with peers around the world, make their own beats and sonic landscapes, record and refine their musical ideas, and build practical skills that will allow them to be leaders in their musical communities. 

NEC's Jazz Lab remains focused on the importance of student-faculty interaction. All students at Jazz Lab will have one-on-one private lessons during the program and regular check-ins with faculty to help them as they participate in the program's dynamic curriculum. Additionally, students will work together in ensembles to create new music together, and by the end of the program, each student will have participated in the composition and recording of a piece with their ensemble. 

Please contact jazzlab@necmusic.edu with all questions. 

2021 Guest Artists 

We're excited to announce our resident guest artist for Jazz Lab 2021, Adam Neely. Adam Neely is a bassist, composer and YouTuber with an engaged subscriber base of over 1 million people. His educational content explores what music means, and what it means to be a musician. He has appeared on NPR, TEDx, Vox, SiriusXM, SXSW, Ableton Loop, MAGfest, Bass Player Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine and Ultimate Guitar. His videos cover a wide range of topics in music theory, music cognition, jazz improvisation, musical performance technique, musicology and memes. 


Throughout Jazz Lab, students participate in a dynamic curriculum resting on four major pillars: 

  • Intensive study by instrument. 
  • Collaborative music making through daily small ensemble rehearsals and a final concert. 
  • Exposure to wide-ranging jazz concepts in daily rotating courses. 
  • Specialization in a specific jazz concept in a dedicated weeklong course. 

To supplement the daily curriculum, Jazz Lab includes guest artist masterclasses, sessions on entrepreneurship and college audition/application prep.  The full curriculum will be announced in March, 2021. 

Daily Schedule 

10:00 - 11:00am     Instrumental Lab 

11:30 - 1:00pm       Recording/Technology 

2:00 - 3:00pm         Electives 

3:30 - 5:00pm         Masterclasses 

6:00 - 7:00pm         The Collaboration Hub 

8:00 - 9:00pm         Concert 

Tuition & Registration 

For students aged 13 and above, we welcome all proficiency levels. Students are accepted from all over the U.S. and abroad. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.  The deadline for registration is June 1, 2021. 

  • Participant: $750 
  • Auditors: $110 
  • Registration Fee: $40 

Register for JazzLab Online 2021

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