September 4 — Ran and several other Contemporary Improvisation faculty members perform at the New England Conservatory’s annual back to school concert. The 8 p.m. show at Brown Hall (290 Huntington Ave.) is free. Read more about it here.
October 17 — Ran performs a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock’s “I Confess” at the Quebec City Jazz Festival. Read about the festival and buy tickets here.
October 27 — Ran will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England Conservatory’s Alumni Association as part of the Contemporary Improvisation Department’s 40th anniversary. The event, titled “Ran Blake: A Life in Music,” is being curated by Aaron Hartley and will feature musical and video tributes and a live interview conducted by Hankus Netsky. It begins at 10 a.m. at NEC’s Williams Hall. Read more about 40th anniversary events here.