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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music of Vaughn Moore + Billy Eckstine on Thursday, October 17 Featuring Ken Schaphorst and the NEC Jazz Orchestra

Ken Schaphorst and the NEC Jazz Orchestra draw on New England Conservatory’s exclusive archive of Vaughn Monroe charts, alongside hits by Billy Eckstine – two of the most popular singing stars of the 1940s – in the Music of Vaughn Monroe + Billy Eckstine, a free concert on Thursday, October …

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New England Conservatory Hosts Legendary Songwriter Elvis Costello Friday, October 25 in Public Talk at Jordan Hall

Costello to Receive Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from NEC New England Conservatory welcomes legendary songwriter Elvis Costello to campus on Friday, October 25, 2013. After a morning of working in the classroom with songwriters enrolled in NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation program, Costello talks about his genre-spanning career in a public …

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Renowned Trumpeter Ralph Alessi And Saxophonist Brian Levy Join New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired two renowned musicians to join the faculty: jazz trumpeter/composer Ralph Alessi who will teach trumpet and improvisation and jazz saxophonist Brian Levy who will teach both saxophone and music history and musicology. “I’m thrilled that Ralph Alessi has agreed to join our …

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present More Than 100 Free Performances for 2013-2014 Season Plus Residencies with World-Renowned Performers September 3, 2013 – May 30, 2014

Highlights include residencies by John Zorn, Luciana Souza, Fred Hersch and Dave Holland; Sun Ra Centennial Concert; Jazz and the Struggle for Freedom and Equality; A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall featuring CI Students; Ran Blake’s annual Film Noir Concert; Faculty Recitals; and In the Mix – 75 one-hour concerts by …

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