Neil Carson

Saxophonist | Composer | Arranger | Producer

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Heritage Jazz Orchestra performs Thad Jones "Consummation" @ JRAC
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

Heritage Jazz Orchestra performs Thad Jones "Consummation" @ JRAC

Neil is thrilled to join the Heritage Jazz Orchestra in performing the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra’s 1965 release “Consummation” in its entirety, as part of the Jazz Record Art Collective series, which features a new line-up of Chicago musicians performing a classic jazz album each month.

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GBS Chamber Singers perform Neil's "Knowledge" at Spring Concert 2019
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

GBS Chamber Singers perform Neil's "Knowledge" at Spring Concert 2019

Commissioned by Glenbrook South HS Chamber Singers for their NHS Induction Ceremony in Spring 2019, Neil composed a short, reverential piece based on Archibald Lampman’s poem “Knowledge,” celebrating learning of all kinds and those who live by that pursuit. GBS Chamber Singers will perform the piece in their Spring Concert at St. David’s Church in Glenview, Illinois.

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Neil Carson Presents at ISJAC Symposium (Greeley, CO)
May
16
to May 18

Neil Carson Presents at ISJAC Symposium (Greeley, CO)

In December 2019, Neil’s composition Listen (written for Neil’s New Nostalgia project) was selected for exhibition at the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers Symposium, as part of their New Music Masterclass Sessions. The ISJAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting and serving the international community of jazz arrangers and composers.

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New Nostalgia ALBUM RELEASE SHOW @ Martyrs' (Chicago, IL)
Apr
12
to Apr 13

New Nostalgia ALBUM RELEASE SHOW @ Martyrs' (Chicago, IL)

New Nostalgia celebrates the release of their self-titled debut album at Martyrs’ on April 12, 2019. Also featuring Chicago’s own Nasty Snacks and Low Spark, New Nostalgia is excited to join this spectacular Friday-night lineup! Purchase your tickets here.

Hits like you've never heard them before--literally. New Nostalgia reimagines classic pop songs with a modern jazz/rock twist. A 9-piece instrumental jazz/pop/rock band, New Nostalgia fills a distinct void in creative music. The band is led by saxophonist and composer/arranger Neil Carson, whose unique instrumental interpretations of classic pop tunes are brought to life by a full 5-horn section and a driving rhythm section. New Nostalgia’s self-titled debut album pays tribute to artists of the 1980’s, including Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Yazoo and more.

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