August, 2017 Newsletter

Ran Blake & 
Dominique Eade 
Town and Country 
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to the CD release of Town and Country and our apologizes go out to those who weren’t able to get reservations.

We’re in the middle of confirming two additional dates in Boston and NY for the Fall and will provide details shortly.

In the meantime, the album is now available for purchase on CD or digitally by clicking the links below.

Vocalist and NEC alum, Ilona Tipp, sent us a cute photo of her mammal, Stella, with the limited edition DekTor! Town and Country t-shirt made for the release (currently out of stock).
Read Reviews (more are still coming!): CLICK HERE
More Info at Sunnyside CLICK HERE

Buy the Album CLICK HERE
Sarah Hughes
Recovery Fund
On July 23rd, NEC alum Sarah Hughes was violently carjacked while traveling to perform. Her car was stolen along with many of her personal possessions including her precious alto saxophone (Selmer Mark VI, #236676).

The D.C. and Baltimore music communities are coming together to help raise money to replace or recover her lost instrument and other possessions she needs to keep working.

All money will be used to purchase a comparable saxophone, replace other important work items including her phone, music stand, sax stand, reeds, mouthpiece, recover the $150 gig money that was in her wallet and help offset her projected raised car insurance rate.

If her saxophone (Selmer Mark VI, #236676) is recovered, or one is found for less than the estimated cost, the extra proceeds will be donated to a charitable program which benefits Baltimore inner city youths.

Click HERE to donate.

CBS News Report: HERE
NBC News Report: HERE

Out of the Shadows
Christine Correa & Ran Blake
Regatta Bar (Cambridge, MA)
Wed. Sept. 27th @ 7:30pm
Christine Correa and Ran Blake reunite for a duo performance at Regatta Bar on Wednesday September 27th at 7:30pm

. This performance will cover a wide variety of repitiore from their past three albums, Out of the Shadows, Down Here Below: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln Volume One, and The Road Keeps Winding: tribute to Abbey Lincoln Volume Two.

“At their sublime best, Ran Blake and Christine Correa’s recordings are so singular that comparisons with other performers of the same repertoire aren’t relevant, so much has this brilliant music duo evolved into something that follows its own expressive rules that may be solidly based on current musicology precepts, but never feels restricted by them. Ran Blake and Christine Correa have more exterior sheen, an attractive, soft-focus, yet forthright quality…”

– Raul da Gama
General: $25
Student: $20

Full article by Raul da Gama CLICK HERE 

Percussionist Jon Hazilla will be giving a concert at the First Parish Church in Brookline, MA on Aug. 13th @ 10am.

Former student, Brian Aronow, has an exciting cross country tour from Aug-Oct including two special headlines on Sep 2nd @ Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY) and Sep 29th @ Downstairs (Chicago, IL). Additional details for Brian’s tour can be found HERE.

Peter Bernstein will be at Berklee Performance Center on August 15th at 7:30pm.

Check out Ran’s “We Support” for additional concert listings. CLICK HERE for more shows!