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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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Christian Howes – American Spirit: Leading Jazz Violinist/Composer Invites Reflection on American Identity In Ambitious New Recording

Release Date: October 30, 2015 From Resonance Records LOS ANGELES – For more than 20 years, renowned violinist/composer Christian Howes has been powerfully moving audiences all over the world as an artist with a distinctly American voice, forging ground at the intersections of jazz, classical, and world music. But when …

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Virtuoso Flutist LORI BELL Pays Tribute to New York City on ‘Brooklyn Dreaming,’ Releasing January 15, 2016

‘Brooklyn Dreaming’ Is Bell’s 9th Album Renditions of Classics By Monk, Mingus and Earle Hagen Quartet Includes Pianist Tamir Hendelman, Bassist Katie Thiroux & Drummer Matt Witek   San Diego, CA: On January 15, 2016, virtuoso flutist, and world-renown composer, Lori Bell will release Brooklyn Dreaming, an homage to her familial roots with an …

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Antonio Hart, ‘Blessings CD’ Standard – NYC / Dizzy Gillespie™ All Stars, Blue Note – NYC (Dizzy’s Birthday)

“Blessings describes how I feel about the great music that came before,” says Hart. While he is mindful of the jazz tradition, he knows no confines. “Great music also comes from Stax and Motown, Jeff Beck, Queen, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson.” “Blessings” and “standards” do not stand …

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Dizzy Gillespie™ All Stars, Blue Note – NYC (Dizzy’s Birthday) / Antonio Hart, ‘Blessings CD’ Standard – NYC

History has produced its share of great artists and great people – John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and …

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A Tribute to Jobim with Maucha Adnet, featuring Helio Alvez and Duduka DaFonseca

Saturday, November 14, 2015 8 pm Brazilian Vocalist  Maucha Adnet performed, toured and recorded with legendary composer Antônio Carlos Jobim and Banda Nova for ten years. For this performance, she will be supported by Brazilian musicians Helio Alvez (piano) and Duduka DaFonseca (drums) and Austrian bassist Hans Glawishnig. Jobim was …

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