Small group jazz is alive and well at NEC. In this video, 2014 Jazz Honors Ensemble Great On Paper – Kevin Sun, saxophones, EWI, Isaac Wilson, piano, Simón Willson, double bass, Robin Baytas, drums – perform their original composition "Straight Face" during a Jordan Hall concert.
Small jazz ensembles
Small jazz ensembles, coached by Jazz Studies and Improvisation department faculty, perform traditional and contemporary instrumental and vocal jazz repertoire. Ensembles are coached by faculty members Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg, Dominique Eade, Cecil McBee, John McNeil, Jason Moran, Ken Schaphorst, and others. The ensembles perform two or more times a year in the Pierce Hall Jazz Series.