Blum Hall4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST/GMT-5 The Women Composers ensemble highlights works by composers that often have been overlooked and underrepresented. The Women Composers ensemble will be exploring compositions by Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen, Carla Bley, Esperanza Spalding, and Nicole Mitchell.
Saturday, December 10, 2022 |
Manor House Cafe7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Monday, December 5, 2022 |
Blum Hall7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST/GMT-5 The Spontaneous Composition Ensemble explores alternate ways of composing other than using standard western notation. Through improvisation they have developed their intuition and musical language that is unique to the group.
Thursday, November 17, 2022 |
Olin Hall7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 |
Blum N211, the jazz room3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Sunday, September 25, 2022 |
All musicians welcome! Bitó Conservatory Building, Performance Space5:15 pm – 7:15 pm EDT/GMT-4 Joshua Pantoja has been a horn player for the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra since 2004, horn professor at the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory. Faculty at Clazz International Music Festival IV edition in Arcidosso, Italy and Brass coach for the Puerto Rico Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is an active chamber music performer with Camerata Caribe, Café Corta'o Horn Quartet and Pantojazz Trío. Joshua is also a songwriter and the author of the book From Classical to Jazz an Improvisation Method.
Free and open to vaccinated members of the public.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 |
Bard Hall7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Thursday, May 19, 2022 |
The Jazz Room, Blum N2116:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 |
Blum Hall8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Monday, May 9, 2022 |
The Jazz Room - Blum N2118:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Friday, May 6, 2022 |
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Thursday, May 5, 2022 |
Olin Hall8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Come hear the students of the Jazz Vocal Workshop perform their annual spring selection of jazz standards and new jazz sounds.
Blum N211, the jazz room8:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Saturday, April 23, 2022 |
The Bard College Community Jazz Orchestra will present a program of music by American Composers in Theatre to Hard bop to Free jazz. Bitó Conservatory Building, Performance Space3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Featuring the Bard College Community Jazz Orchestra, the Bard College Percussion Ensemble and Thurman Barker's ensemble performing the music of Henry Mancini, Richard Rogers, Horace Silver and Thurman Barker.
Featured guest for this concert will be pianist composer NOAH BARKER from NOISEBODY.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 |
Caroline Davis & Portals, featuring Caroline Davis (alto saxophone), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Julian Shore (piano), Chris Tordini (bass), and Allan Mednard (drums) Blum Hall2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Mobile since her birth in Singapore, musician and composer Caroline Davis covers diverse musical styles. Recent albums include My Tree’s Where The Grace Is and Portals: Volume 1. She won Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll Rising Star Alto-Saxophonist (2018) and was listed in Downbeat’s Readers Poll (2021). Davis has played with Lee Konitz, The Femme Jam, Matt Mitchell, Terry Riley, Sara Serpa, Miles Okazaki, Angelica Sanchez, and Billy Kaye. She has been in residence at MacDowell and awarded Jerome Hill, CMA, and NYFA grants. Her compositions integrate science and music, influenced by her Ph.D. Davis is an advocate for gender equity (TIAM, The New School) and abolition (Justice for Keith Lamar).
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 |
Blum N211, the jazz room5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Salim Washington will discuss the origins and development of jazz music and the imaginary that surrounds it, with a special focus on the revolutionary potential and the ways in which it functions in our society.
Salim Washington is the inaugural International Visiting Professor of African American and African Diasporic Studies at Columbia University. Washington is also a cluster leader and head of department of Performing Arts, as well as a professor at University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban, South Africa). A composer and reedsman, he performs on the flute, tenor saxophone, oboe, and bass clarinet. He also studied other instruments including mbira and hand drums. Prof Washington is a widely published scholar of Black culture and music. His interests include the Black Atlantic, afrofuturism, jazz and other vernacular musics, and diasporic film and literature. Washington is now completing the following titles: Beautiful Nightmare: John Coltrane, Jazz, and American Culture and Notes from Mzansi: The South African Jazz Imaginary. Washington performed at the Pan African Space Station in Cape Town, South Africa in 2021
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 |
Blum N211, the jazz room5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Musicians have created their unique sound by building language through analysis, assimilation, and performance. There are countless strategies for this, but how do we build language and unity in an ensemble? With fewer playing opportunities, it can be challenging to get the performance time necessary to make these deep meaningful connections. This lecture examines different strategies using music parameters, like texture, rhythm, and dynamics, to create unity in an ensemble. Learn how to develop a “band sound” and gain a heightened sense of listening awareness.
Pianist/Composer/Educator Angelica Sanchez moved to New York from Arizona in 1994. Sanchez leads numerous groups, the most recent being her Nonet which features Chris Speed, Michael Attias, Thomas Heberer, Kenny Warren, Ben Goldberg, John Hebert, Omar Tamez, and Sam Ospavot. Her music has been recognized in national and international publications including Jazz Times, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune amongst others. She was also the 2008 recipient of a French/American Chamber Music America grant, the 2011 Rockefeller Brothers Pocantico artist residency and the 2021 Civitella Fellowship, Italy.
Sanchez’s debut solo CD “A Little House” was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and her recording “Wires & Moss” featuring her Quintet was chosen as one of best Releases of 2012 in “The New York City Jazz Record (formerly AllAboutJazz-New York).” Her recording “Twine Forest” a duo with Wadada Leo Smith received Honorable Mention as one of the best releases of 2013 in "The New York City Jazz Record." Her latest trio project “Float The Edge” features Michael Formanek and Tyshawn Sorey and has garnered wide critical acclaim. Her new piano duo "How to Turn the Moon," with Marilyn Crispell was voted as one of the top 50 best recordings in 2020, NPR critics poll.
Angelica Sanchez has a Masters Degree in Arranging from William Paterson University. She is currently on faculty at The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and Princeton University.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 |
Lecture by Brendon M. Wilkins Blum N211, the Jazz Room5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4 Throughout history, jazz musicians have established a tradition of transforming existing compositions into new music by combining the intrinsic ideas in the composition with their own personal ideas. By analyzing the content found in other compositions, jazz musicians today can discover new compositional ideas that can be a source of inspiration for new pieces of music.
Brendon M. Wilkins is a multi-instrumentalist performer and educator who is involved in both classical and jazz woodwind performance. Brendon has performed in various musical mediums throughout the United States and has maintained active teaching studios in-person and online in New York, Texas, and Florida.
Brendon’s active musical career has led to performances with Jose Aponte, The Barcelona Clarinet Players, Scott Belck, Wayne Bergeron, Ron Carter, John Clayton, Carey Deadman, Rosana Eckert, Gregg Field, Quamon Fowler, Keith Ganz, Marshall Gilkes, Gordon Goodwin, Frank Greene, Stefon Harris, Jimmy Heath, Steve Houghton, Hugh Jackman, Sean Jones, Audrey Ochoa, Brad Leali, Sal Lozano, Johnny Mathis, Joe McBride, Marcus Miller, Christian McBride, Kate McGarry, Chris Potter, Rashawn Ross, Rex Richardson, Eric Scortia, Doc Severinsen, Jim Walker, Jiggs Whigham, and many others.