Request for Happy Birthday
Selfie Videos for Ran Blake’s 80th!
For part of Ran Blake’s 80th birthday celebration on Friday November 13th, 2015 8pm at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, we invite you to record a short 5-10 second selfie film wishing Ran a Happy Birthday. Photos and recordings are great too. We will compile these for a special segment during the concert.Films/ photos can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit materials before November 1st. If you experience technical issues please feel free to ask for help at the same email address.
New York City Jazz Records Cover &
Jazz Inside Magazine Article
The second album Ran recorded in Brussels, 2012 with Ricky Ford on tenor sax and producer Jean-Philippe Allard for Universal France Jazz/ impulse! will be coming out in December, 2015. This is a European release, but there will be limited copies for sale through ranblake.com and likely there will also be copies for sale on amazon. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
NEC Faculty on 80th Downbeat Poll
If you have a moment, please vote for the 80th Downbeat Readers Poll. There are many NEC faculty listed and those who are not I encourage you to write in their names. Please support your teachers and friends!
Check out Ran’s calendar page for concerts he recommends in and around Boston. Featuring: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Building a Nuclear Free World Sunday, August 9, 2015 5:30-8:30pm at the Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt Auburn Street and Watertown Square.