New Haven Improvisers Collective

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NHIC is one of the focal points of a thriving jazz, improvised and experimental music scene in New Haven, CT. The greater NHIC holds monthly workshops, sponsors performances of various ad-hoc combinations of NHIC members and hosts visiting new music ensembles.

New Haven is becoming a must-play town on the creative music scene with the presence of Firehouse12, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven Jazz Festival, and the continuing presence of Yale University. NHIC has played an annual showcase at Firehouse12 since it opened in the fall of 2005.

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In “Inflection”, the New Haven Improvisers Collective has created a recording that is challenging and accessible, adventurous and melodic, and edgy and rhythmical. - Richard Kamins, The Hartford Courant

Inspired collective intelligence - Grego Applegate Edwards, Cadence Magazine

Artsy modern-musical fun. - Craig Matsumoto, KZSU, Stanford California

N.H.I.C. shows are tied in the here and now to what’s actually going on with younger and emerging improvisers in the region,” ” Nick Lloyd of Firehouse12 in the New York Times

It's really good. Top Notch - Craig Gilbert, Play Magazine

NHIC paints in a sonic form of Cubism that, through invention, fragmentation and rearrangement of form, simultaneously depicts many surprising, even revelatory facets of a piece as it unfolds in real time. - Owen McNally, The Hartford Courant

Very, very nice music. - Gérard Viols Radiojazz 34, France

One of the top 10 releases of 2008 -David Utevsky: KBCS, Seattle

I’m really pleased with this New Haven Improvisers Collective disc, “Interference.” - DaveX, Startling Moniker, Illinois

The New Haven Improvisers Collective is a catalytic force in New Haven's burgeoning music scene - Owen McNally, The Hartford Courant

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Improvised Music workshops. Specializing in accepting people from many backgrounds and proficiency levels and getting them to make improvised music together




John Zorn John Zorn
sax, alto
Evan Parker Evan Parker
sax, tenor
Art Ensemble Of Chicago Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Rob Price Rob Price
guitar, electric
Fay Victor Fay Victor
Paul Rutherford Paul Rutherford
Reptet Reptet
Scot Ray Scot Ray
guitar, steel
Joe Maneri Joe Maneri
Larry Ochs Larry Ochs

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