Meditations on Mingus: A Centennial Celebration (Digital Broadcast)

This concert, originally held on April 19, 2022, marks 100 years since the birth of seminal American composer/bassist/bandleader/record label founder/activist/poet Charles Mingus. Performers include Ran Blake, Jason Moran, Jason Palmer, Ted Reichman, NEC Black Student Union Ensemble, NEC Wind Ensemble, NEC Jazz Orchestra and students from the Jazz Department.

Compositions from all periods of Mingus' career are presented in a wide range of approaches ranging from faithful versions to radical re-compositions of the originals. Pieces to be performed include Meditations On Integration, Fables of Faubus, Weird Nightmare, Reincarnation Of A Lovebird, Half-Mast Inhibition, and other. All compositions are by Charles Mingus, unless otherwise noted.

You can also watch the digital broadcast of the Charles Mingus panel discussion held earlier in the day.

This video will premiere at 7:30 pm on May 17. Be sure to tune in!