June, 2016

June, 2016 Newsletter
Six Free Public Concerts feat. Renowned Artists  During New England Conservatory’s
Jazz Lab

Sunday, June 26  –  Friday, July 1, 2016
Jazz Lab is a program that is designed for students ages 14-18 that emulates the NEC college experience, providing the opportunity for motivated students to spend a week on campus performing with like-minded musicians, working one on one with world class faculty, and learning in a fun, laid back atmosphere while taking their abilities to the next level. The program features daily classes in jazz theory and ear training, improvisation, small ensemble rehearsals, masterclasses, and concerts.

This year’s renowned guest artists, Ran Blake, Dominique Eade, Allan Chase, and Rakalam Bob Moses will not only have an impact on participants through their innovative teaching, but with their spectacular performances throughout the week.

Sun, June 26 @ 8pm – Jazz Lab Faculty Showcase (Brown Hall)

w/ Ken Schaphorst, trumpet; Tim Lienhard, trombone; Dave Zoffer, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Frank Carlberg, piano

Mon, June 27 @ 8pm – Dominique Eade (Jordan Hall)

w/ Frank Carlberg, piano; John Lockwood, bass

Tues, June 28 @ 8pm – The Allan Chase Quartet (Jordan Hall)

w/ Peter Kenagy, trumpet; Bruno Raberg, bass; Austin McMahon, drums

Wed, June 29 @ 8pm – Rakalam Bob Moses (Jordan Hall)

w/ Jazz Lab faculty

Thurs, June 30 @ 8pm – Ran Blake’s Summer Noir (Jordan Hall)

w/ Jazz Lab faculty

Fri, July 1 @ 1pm – Jazz Lab Student Farewell Concert (Jordan Hall)

Questions? Contact jazzlab@necmusic.edu

Click HERE to read more about NEC’s Jazz Lab!

Local Listener?
Click Here to see the Free & Open to the Public Concert Schedule!

Private Lessons with
Ran this Summer!
Ran is available for private lessons July through August, 2016.

Potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to, long-term melodic and harmonic memory, repertoire development, sequencing a CD or live performance, improvisation development, and storyboarding film noir.

For additional details, contact Ran directly at ran@ranblake.com or Aaron Hartley at aaron@ranblake.com.

Mark your Calendar!
Ran Returns to the Regatta Bar
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Ran is performing at Regatta Bar (Cambridge, MA) on Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 7:30pm. Please check Ran’s website or the Regatta Bar’s for ticket sales, special guests, and additional info TBA.

Check Regatta Bar’s Website shortly for Tickets ($25) CLICK HERE
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Cambridge MA, 02138

The Boston Museum of African American History

Last month, Ran, students, and friends were very pleased to attend the Boston Museum of African American History to honor and celebrate Marvin Gilmore’s new biography, Marvin Gilmore: Crusader for Freedom – A Legacy of Battling Discrimination & Building Jobs by Paul Katzeff.

This is the action-filled biography of Marvin E. Gilmore, Jr., an African-American musician-turned-businessman, the grandson of slaves, who rose from poverty to achieve the American dream. He’s a decorated U.S. war hero who earned France’s Legion of Honor and he has waged a life-long battle against racism and for jobs-creation. This book describes battles with armed segregationists, and making music with Hollywood stars. Gilmore has also played a key role in helping Boston outgrow its racial divisions.


Related articles:
Boston Globe: Marvin Gilmore Turns 90! READ HERE (2014)
Boston Globe: Legion of Honor comes 66 years later (2010)