New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies 2022-2023 Season

Source: Broadway World. Highlights include:

Thursday, September 22 | The Music of Dave Holland
7:30 p.m., Brown Hall
Master bassist Dave Holland performs with NEC jazz students.

Thursday, October 20 | NEC Jazz Orchestra presents Crossing the Boundaries: CMA50
7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall
Ken Schaphorst directs the NEC Jazz Orchestra in repertoire ranging from his own film noir interpretations to music inspired by diverse global and improvisational traditions, featuring Don Byron on clarinet. The program will include a tribute to NEC’s own George Russell along with arrangements and compositions by Anthony Braxton, Melba Liston, Randy Weston and others.

Thursday, November 3 | Michael Mayo Residency Concert
7:30 p.m., Williams Hall
NEC alum Michael Mayo will share his unique approach to solo performance featuring live vocal looping, along with NEC vocalists and instrumentalists.

Thursday, December 8 | NEC Jazz Orchestra presents If You Could See Me Now: Music for Voice
7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall
This concert will feature music composed and arranged for voice and jazz orchestra, from traditional jazz to more contemporary styles. Selections will include music by Cab Calloway, Tadd Dameron, Gil Evans, John Hollenbeck, Maria Schneider and Billy Strayhorn.

Thursday, March 2 | NEC Jazz Orchestra presents Jazz and the Struggle for Freedom and Equality
7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall
The NEC Jazz Orchestra will perform landmark compositions and arrangements created to combat racism and bigotry. Selections will include Charles Mingus’s “Haitian Fight Song” and selections from Duke Ellington’s “Black, Brown and Beige.” NEC alum Omar Thomas will conduct his own composition, “We Will Know: an LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements.”