Darynn Dean Graduates NEC!
As Etta would say… “At Last!”
Darynn delivered an inspiring commencement speech, sharing how she and her classmates, by the grace of God, Got Over, as Mahalia would say.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Go forth and make Music!
NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.
Darynn Dean '19 studies Jazz Voice Performance with Dominique Eade, Frank Carlberg and Cecil McBee.
Faculty-led student ensembles present work ranging from early jazz, to bebop classics, to exciting student originals.
Bob Nieske, faculty
Darynn Dean, Voice
Andrew Bedard, Tenor Saxophone
Michael Sabin, Trombone
Erez Dessel, Piano
Seajun Kwon, Bass
Peiying Li, Drums
As NEC looks to the future, we draw inspiration from the legacy of alumna Coretta Scott King ’54, ’71 hon. DM and her longstanding efforts as a leader in diversity, inclusion, and equality.
Featured Vocalist, Darynn Dean
The Music of Leonard Berstein Concert
The NEC Jazz Orchestra kicks off their season with a program of Bernstein classics including selections from his beloved Broadway masterpiece West Side Story. The program will also include Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs which Bernstein himself called "a serious piece of American music," and which premiered on his television show "The World of Jazz."
Get Tickets Here:
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, MLK Boston and the City of Boston will be hosting KING LEGACY NIGHT, a black-tie benefit to support the design and the construction of the memorial honoring the Boston legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The event will bring iconic civil rights leaders and headline entertainment featuring four-time Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding, Pop Icon and Grammy nominee, Taylor Dayne, as well as one of the top-selling musical groups of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire.
KING LEGACY NIGHT will benefit The MLK Boston project, a multimillion-dollar citywide commemoration of the Kings’ life in Boston that will include an outdoor memorial on Boston Common, a high tech immersive educational center in Roxbury’s Dudley Square neighborhood, and a community-wide endowment in partnership with Roxbury's Twelfth Baptist Church to continue King-related programming in the city.
ABOUT KING LEGACY NIGHT:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
7:00 p.m. King Legacy VIP Culinary Reception featuring Esperanza Spaulding -VIP ticketed event includes below event- $1,000 per person
8:00 p.m. King Legacy Program featuring civil rights leaders — Harry Belafonte, C.T. Vivian, Bakari Sellers, and Robert Lewis Jr., Bucket List Auction, and performances by the New England Conservatory Gospel Choir featuring Taylor Dayne, and a Concert by Earth, Wine & Fire — General Ticket $475 per person (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Doors open: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:30 pm
Graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, with a BA in Jazz vocal performance, 21-year-old Darynn Dean is ready to take the world by storm. No stranger to Jazz, her grandfather, Donald Dean Sr., is a renowned drummer (Les McCann, Carmen McCrae and Eddie Harris), her father, Donald Dean Jr., is also a drummer and her cousin, 20-year old jazz pianist, Jamael Dean (Kamasi Washington), is an emerging recording/touring piano player. Now, Darynn has set her sights on taking her place in the family legacy, and climbing the imposing mountain of female Jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and Dianne Reeves, just to name a few.
I’m so excited to move forward to my next chapter, and I can’t wait to share the stage with the Jazz greats of my generation,” says Dean. She has shared the Grammy week stage with Dave Koz, Hubert Laws, and Aaron Parks, and received first place in the National Young Arts Foundation, Dolo Coker and NAACP ACT-SO, competitions. Darynn is well on her way to the top!
Alicia Hall Moran is coming to the New England Conservatory March 26-29th to head her residency for THE MUSIC OF ALICIA HALL MORAN/HERE TODAY. Alicia Hall Moran, mezzo-soprano, is a multi-dimensional artist performing and composing between the genres of Opera, Art, Theater, and Jazz. Ms. Moran made her Broadway debut in the Tony-winning revival The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, starring as Bess on the celebrated 20-city American tour. "Moran finds the truth of the character in her magnificent voice," Los Angeles Times.
Come and experience Darynn Dean and the Jazz Collective! Fresh and exciting new renditions of standards, arrangements, and refreshing tales of life in song!
Double M Jazz Salon continues its legacy at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum in Culver City. Jazz Baroness Mimi Melnick first began Double M Jazz Salon in 1996 in her Encino home on Strawberry Drive. Mimi loved jazz, she organized and hosted the Jazz Salons to support the jazz community in Los Angeles. Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum is proud and honored to carry the torch.
Darynn Dean is on staff at NEC's Jazz Lab. Jazz Lab is a program 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.
Darynn Dean is singing at LACMA with the Clayton Cameron Sextet. His effortlessly original music will be played with world renowned musicians. This is something you don't want to miss! Clayton Cameron has a dynamic career that has already crossed many barriers in the world of music. From Sammy Davis Jr. to Tony Bennett, Clayton continues to push the envelope of contemporary drumming and brushes to their very limits. Cameron has also worked with other legends including Frank Sinatra, Billie Joel, Sting, James Taylor, K. D Lang, Elvis Costello, and Ricky Martin.
FREE and open to the public!
Come hear Brian Levy's Thursday Ensemble play some incredible original compositions in Pierce Hall!
Darynn Dean, voice; Tree Palmedo, trumpet; Yu Wang, alto saxophone; Hunter Smith, tenor saxophone; Utsav Lal, piano; Hong Kang, guitar; Simon Willson, bass; Kyungmin Kim, drums
THE LOS ANGELES JAZZ SOCIETY Celebrates the World of Quincy Jones Jazz Tribute Awards & ConcertSaturday, November 19th – 7:30pm. The Montalban Theatre 1715 Vine Street Hollywood, CA Ticket Price: $50-$150 visit http://www.themontalban.com/buy-tickets/ or call 818.994.4661 For VIP Tickets ($250 includes reception at 5:30pm), Sponsorship and Tribute Advertising, call 818.994-4661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org […]