August, 2019 Newsletter
Christine Correa &
Ran Blake
 Jazz at the Kitano Hotel
August 16 & 17, 2019
8pm & 10pm Sets*
(*separate tickets required for each set)
Christine Correa and Ran Blake return to Jazz at Kitano for another wonderful set of evenings hosted by jazz manager and enthusiast Gino Moratti. Correa and Blake are very excited to share material from their up and coming release, “Lady Sings the Blues,” a dedication to Billie Holiday, revisit some material from their latest album, “Streaming,” and also offer the audience some new selections.  
Jazz at Kitano Hotel
Jazz Reservations:  212-885-7119
Chi Wei Lo
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Fri, August 9th, 2019
@ 7:30pm
NEC’s Burnes Hall

After winning First Prize in the Chinese Performing Arts Festival in 2005, Chi Wei Lo performed Liszt’s Totentanz with Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Boston’s Esplanade,  under the baton of Jonathan McPhee. Mr. Lo’s creativity and style made the year 2008 marked by numerous accomplishments,  including First Prize in the A. Ramon Rivera Piano Competition,  The New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School Concerto Competition in the top category. In 2017,  Mr. Lo became a doctoral candidate at the New England Conservatory, To celebrate his new album, 12/12,  which was released in November,  Mr. Lo’s promotional tour included appearances in more than ten radio stations in Taiwan and two benefit concerts for the Kaohsiung City Cerebral Palsy Association.

For more information, please visit the FCPA website.

    Chi Wei Lo 駱奇偉, piano
Friday August 9th 2019 @ 7:30pm

NEC’s Burnes Hall 

Free and Open to the Public
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
(617) 585-1100
  “Ran Blake Day”
Proclamation from

Mayor Domenic Sarno
of Springfield, MA

Annually on June 1st

Est. 2019
Earlier this summer, Ran received a great honor from current Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield, MA while performing duo with Dominique Eade for Glenn Siegel’s Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares. Ran commented, ” I am deeply honored that Mayor Sarno acknowledged me in this way (from my home town). It means a great deal to me knowing that my legacy will not be forgotten.”
Town and Country
Dominique Eade & Ran Blake
Cambridge, MA
Wed. Sept. 18th
@ 7:30pm
“[Blake and Eade] can instantly access deep emotional and musical essences. Eade sings with an admirably unadorned purity…chilling the bones and soothing the soul.”
-Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat
“Impressive as Whirlpool (Jazz Project, 2011) remains, it pales in comparison to the bold, variegated brilliance of Town and Country. Artful. Mercurial. Exhilarating,”
-Chistopher Louden, Jazz Times
“I’m already thinking of it as the vocal recording of the year. The collection is an education as well as a joy.”
-Michael Ullman, The Jazz Column, Fanfare Magazine
“Likewise, their take on ‘Moon River’ is everything you could possibly want from that song. This isn’t just the best protest jazz album of the year so far, it the best album of 2017.
-Alan Young, New York Music Daily
“The fearless singer Dominique Eade and the fathomless pianist Ran Blake are longtime colleagues at the New England Conservatory of Music, and in 2011 they released a beautiful album together, Whirlpool. But there’s something deeper at work on their new effort, Town and Country. Eade sings with empathetic stoicism, while Blake fills in the heartbreaking picture, flickering calmly between consonance and dissonance.”
­-Nate Chinen,
“This is an outstanding collaboration between two artists who should be much better known and one of the most moving pieces of music I’ve heard this year.” ­­- Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz
“In one version (‘West Virginia Mine Disaster’), Blake makes the hills sound haunted by the miners who never trudged home. On the other he wields the pickaxe. Where he’s dour and reticent, she can draw him out by force of her musical personality…there’s a soaring optimism to her long notes…They make you hear a song anew, no matter how old it is, or how often you’ve heard it.”
-Kevin Whitehead, Moment’s Notice
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Cambridge MA, 02138
CI Department Opening Night Faculty Concert  
Tues. Sept. 3rd @ 7:30pm
NEC’s Brown Hall 
New England Conservatory Contemporary Improvisation Department opens up the year with a faculty concert, featuring performances by Ran Blake, Hankus Netsky, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Joe Morris, Nima Janmohammadi, Jerry Leake, and many more!
Tuesday September 3rd 2019 @ 7:30pm

NEC’s Brown Hall 

Free and Open to the Public
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
(617) 585-1100