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New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo Featured on American Voices a PBS Great Performances Special Hosted by Renée Fleming

“Jazz on stage is alive and it’s a very intimate exchange… You have to listen so you can respond and keep the conversation going. You do that so impeccably well!” – Dianne Reeves to Michael Mayo on PBS’ American Voices • New England Conservatory Jazz Studies alum Michael Mayo (Bachelor’s …

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Renowned Composer/Percussionist John Hollenbeck Teaching at New England Conservatory During Fall 2014 Semester

Hollenbeck also leads September 23 Master Class with Claudia Quintet “John Hollenbeck has the power to induce synesthesia. A precociously gifted… composer, arranger, percussionist, and leader of several musical groups… Hollenbeck makes music that sounds the way the world looks and feels… Hollenbeck is a musician for our time.” — …

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Nearly 100 Free Performances For 2014-2015 Season

Plus Residencies with World-Renowned Performers September 2, 2014 — May 19, 2015 Highlights include: The Music of John Zorn: A 35-Year Retrospective; Order of the Virtues a re-interpretation of Hildegarde Von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum; The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski; Workshops/masterclasses with Lake Street Dive, Jason Moran/Vijay Iyer, …

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Rob Mosher’s Polebridge Brings Chamber Jazz for the Wild West To 5 Canadian Cities June 28 – July 3, 2014

Performances in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, London, Cambellford Music Inspired by Polebridge, MT, Population 88 – Schumann and Prokofiev Drunk at a Saloon Piano “Mosher does for music what Renoir has done for art.” — Jazzreview.com “Heartbreakingly beautiful, with melodies that stop the listener in their tracks.” — Hartford Courant “Strong, …

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Acclaimed Vocalist Libby York Celebrates Release of Memoir A Personal Take On Standards From Porter To Fagen Tuesday, June 17 at Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL

York performs with Quartet: Jeremy Kahn, Larry Kohut and Eric Schneider “A terrific collection of standards… An interpreter who is not only every inch [Diana] Krall’s equal but also bears a strong vocal resemblance to the Canadian superstar: warm, intimate and imbued with fogbound sexiness.” – Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes reviewing …

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