On Oct. 18 I’ll be reading in the Cecil Taylor segment of the 50th anniversary celebration of jazz at NEC. More details to come. 7:30 pm, Jordan Hall
Among NEC’s many prominent alums, Cecil Taylor stands out for his influence over the history of jazz. Taylor’s significant legacy will be recognized with a series of piano solos featuring NEC faculty and alums: Ran Blake, Bruce Brubaker, Ethan Iverson, Matthew Shipp and Dan Tepfer. Ensemble performances will include Steve Lacy’s “Rain” as well as an ensemble led by NEC faculty member Joe Morris.
There will be a pre-concert Panel Discussion, open to public at 5 pm in Brown Hall.