Jazz

NEC Studio Sessions
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In the spring of 2023, New England Conservatory launched its innovative NEC Studio Sessions series to provide a dynamic platform for students to showcase their musical talents and artistry and engage with a broader audience. As the first year of Studio Sessions concludes, the series has exceeded expectations, offering a unique blend of musical exploration, technical prowess, and artistic expression that has resonated with digital audiences worldwide, garnering over 65,000 views across 15 episodes.    
Jahnvi Madan
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When she first arrived on NEC's campus, accomplished jazz clarinetist and recent graduate Jahnvi Madan ’24 had never composed a piece of music before. Remarkably, just a few years later, she became the youngest musician to be commissioned by Seattle's Earshot Jazz to create a new original composition for its 2023 Festival. As an Indian-American woman who grew up seeing very little representation of herself in media, especially in the arts, Jahnvi embeds her identity and experiences into her music — and her compositions are resonating widely.
Yifei Zhou
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Whether performing with the Gospel Ensemble, hosting events for the Center for Cultural Equity and Belonging, or songwriting with this spring's electronic-inspired CMA Honors Ensemble, redbird, Yifei Zhou ’22, ’24 MM has been deeply engrained within NEC's community since her first undergraduate semester. Having just graduated with her Master of Music, she reflects on her musical growth at NEC and the people and experiences that shaped this formative time.
Guggenheim 2024
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NEC alumni ​​Yoon-Ji Lee ’06 MM, ’07 GD and Nicole Rampersaud ’06 MM were awarded 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships in the “Music Composition” category, announced on April 11. Lee and Rampersaud are two of 14 composers among the list of 188 total artists, scholars, and scientists selected for the honor by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

Kalia Vandever
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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has appointed Grammy Award-winning trombonist and composer Kalia Vandever to its faculty beginning in the fall of 2024. 
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Gen Yoshimura is a drummer/composer/educator from Japan. He moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music (BM) and Longy School of Music at Bard College (MM), and has lived there ever since...

Anna Webber
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

7:00p Anna Webber Ensemble

  • Hunter McKay, saxophone / clarinet
  • Josh Gagnon, trombone
Jazz players deep in performance
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

7:00p Jason Palmer Ensemble

  • Yifei Zhou, vocals
CE Jazz Ensemble
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

 

6:00p Ted Reichman Ensemble

  • Jahnvi Nadan, clarinet
  • Cooper Malanowski, trombone
  • Kai Lance, guitar
  • Mark Abramovski, bass