Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at NEC: Marshall Gilkes & Henrique Eisenmann Ensembles

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255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

Performances by small jazz and contemporary improvisation ensembles coached by NEC's exceptional faculty. This evening's concerts are performed live and streamed in real time from the Eben Jordan Ensemble Room.

TWO sets: 8:15 & 9:30 PM

  1. 8:15 PM | Marshall Gilkes Ensemble

    The Marshall Gilkes ensemble focuses on composing, arranging, and performing original music and standards with an emphasis on developing an overall group sound. Students develop their technical as well as verbal rehearsal skills in order to get the most out of their compositions and improvisations.

    Lyra Montoya, tenor saxophone
    Makoto Yorihiro, tenor saxophone
    Michael Gerace, trombone
    Jacob Britton, vibraphone
    Linhui He, guitar
    Alexander D'Astolfo, piano
    Itay Goldstein, double bass
    Dominic Vance, drums

  2. 9:30 PM | Henrique Eisenmann Brazilian Ensemble

    This ensemble explores Brazilian music from the early choros of the 19th century to the music of Tom Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal and Guinga. Several different styles were approached, including frevo, samba, maracatu, baião, together with the social-historical understanding of the contexts in which these styles were created.

    Yifei Zhou, vocals
    Miranda Agnew, trumpet
    Sam Childs, tenor saxophone
    Shota Renwick, tenor saxophone
    Santiago Galeano, piano
    Andrew Shield, guitar
    Hannah Dunton, double bass
    Nadav Friedman, drums