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Jazz at Princeton University Announces Broad and Dynamic 2017-2018 Season October 14, 2017 – May 12, 2018

Guest artists include pianist Gerald Clayton and his trio, vocalist Theo Bleckmann, saxophonist Archie Shepp with Amina Claudine Myers, and pianist Danilo Perez Faculty leading groups include Darcy James Argue, Jazz at Princeton head  Rudresh Mahanthappa, Trineice Robinson-Martin and Jay Clayton Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh …

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present 100+ Performances and Events for 150th Season

2017-2018 Season highlights include: • World premieres of new works by Darcy James Argue and Anthony Coleman • Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100 with T.S. Monk • Manteca: Dizzy Gillespie and the Birth of Latin Jazz celebrating Gillespie’s centennial • Residency featuring Matana Roberts • Music of Jerry Bergonzi …

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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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