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New England Conservatory Announces Spring Season

Jazzed Magazine • News • February 6, 2019

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New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments has announced more than two dozen concerts for the upcoming spring season.

Highlights include “Relfections in Time” a solo concert by Ran Blake;  Ethan Iverson and the NEC Jazz Orchestra in “Bud Powell in the 21st Century;” a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nat King Cole’s birth; an exploration of May Day directed by Anthony Coleman; Klezmerpalooza, a klezmer music festival; and CI Salon Nights and Jazz Ensemble concerts featuring hour-long programs by rising star NEC students from the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation departments.

The 2019 spring season continues to build on NEC’s rich legacy featuring more than 150 years of innovation showcasing the work of the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory as well as the pioneering CI department. The season presents diverse musical offerings from today’s most talented artists performed in NEC’s renowned concert halls, including three new state-of-the-art venues at the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC).

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