The New Jazz Orchestra (NJO) is a 20-piece, student-run jazz orchestra under the direction of David Wright and Tai Schiavo. The group focuses on performing original compositions and arrangements by Berklee students and alumni.
The Jacob Shneiderman Group, featuring Jacob Shneiderman, Hidemi Akaiwa, and Ransom McCafferty, present a series of compositions by pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, originals by the group, and some favorite jazz standards.
Chinese singer-songwriter Susanna Cai performs a set of original songs and covers in a combination of pop, rock, and alternative styles. This recital will feature music by some well-known artists and bands, including Lana Del Rey, Sia, and the Pretty Reckless.
Colombian artist Manuela Sánchez-Goubert performs a set of original tunes and arrangements. She mixes elements of traditional Latin American folk acts like Susana Baca with the sophistication of modern jazz greats like Cécile McLorin Salvant.