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Legendary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presents the CREATE Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017 at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT

“Smith uses his magisterial instrumental voice, his inspirational leadership and his command of classical, jazz and blues forms to remind us of what has gone down and what’s still happening.” —Bill Meyer, DownBeat’s 80 Coolest Things in Jazz Today “A trumpeter and composer of penetrating insight.”– Nate Chinen, The New …

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Satoko Fujii + French-Japanese Quartet Kaze Tour Australia: January 13 – 19, 2016 Japan: January 23 – 30

Pianist Fujii Performs Solo and Duo Concert with Alister Spence January 13 in Glebe   Two-trumpet ensemble Kaze unleashes storm of inventive sound with performances in Australia and Japan including Sydney, Melbourne, Kobe and Tokyo     “…the rarely heard sound of two trumpets collaborating, interweaving and cross-talking is at …

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New England Conservatory Presents Realization of a Dream: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Ran Blake Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Symposium on Blake’s Work on Sunday, November 15

New England Conservatory celebrates the artistic vision of NEC’s founding Contemporary Improvisation Department Chair Ran Blake, and the evolution of his music in Realization of a Dream: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Ran Blake at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 13. The concert takes place at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 …

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New England Conservatory Presents Too Marvelous for Words: Music of Frank Sinatra Featuring – Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.

New England Conservatory presents Too Marvelous for Words: Music of Frank Sinatra, a concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. The event, conducted by Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst, will feature the NEC Jazz Orchestra and student vocalists with the …

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Dave Holland on Thursday, March 5 at Brown Hall

Concert Follows Holland Residency at School Join visiting artist-in-residence, renowned jazz bassist/composer and bandleader Dave Holland as he leads New England Conservatory jazz students in a performance of his music following a week-long residency.  The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at NEC’s Brown Hall, 30 …

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