June, 2014

Welcome to the June issue of Ran’s newsletter.

Click on the image below to a see a video of Ran and guitarist David “Knife” Fabris performing “Soulville” and “Haitian Fight Song/Merci Bon Dieu” at Spectrum in New York City June 8.

Upcoming Boston Area Shows

July 5Ran and pianist Brian Friedland perform together at M.Steinert and Sons at 6 p.m. in Boston (162 Boylston St., Boston). The evening is titled “in absentia.” For more information, call (617) 426-1900. Suggested donation is $20. 

July 19 — Ran performs with Tickle Juice and friends at 8 p.m. at Lily Pad (1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge). Tickle Juice is James Merenda (alto saxophone), Tom Duprey (cornet), David Hawthorne (guitar), Vanessa Morris (piano), Jon Dreyer (bass), and Miki Matsuki (drums). Friends include Gill Aharon, John Campopiano, Dominique Eade, Aaron Hartley, Nima Janmohammadi, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Allison Poh, Eck Sierra, Clea Simon, and Eve Tyler-Hanig. The evening, titled “Pet Noir,” will feature a number of songs dedicated to pets, and all proceeds go to MSPCA Angell. Suggested donation is $20.

Mensa Conference
Ran will speak about his ideas on ear training at “Brilliance in Boston,” Mensa’s annual gathering in Boston at the Sheraton (39 Dalton St.). The conference runs July 2-6, and Ran’s talk is on July 2 from 4:30 to 5:45. Registration is required. For more information, visit Mensa’s website.

Ran and Le Zhang

Ran catches up with jazz singer and composer Le Zhang before his June show with Sara Serpa at the Kitano Hotel in New York City.
To learn more about studying at NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation department, please visit its website or contact Department Chairperson Hankus Netsky. Ran’s book, The Primacy of the Ear, is available from lulu.com.Thanks for reading. We’ll see you in July.

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