Ken Schaphorst Ken Schaphorst is a founding member of the Jazz Composers Alliance. The Ken Schaphorst Big Band, created in 1988, has been hailed by the Boston Phoenix as "the most interesting and contemporary large ensemble to come out of Boston in recent years." Schaphorst's composing and arranging is featured on four recordings on Accurate Records: Making Lunch (1989), After Blue (1991), When the Moon Jumps (1994) and Over the Rainbow (1997). Ken Schaphorst Big Band: Purple was released by Naxos Jazz in January, 1999. Schaphorst's latest recording for Accurate, Indigenous Technology, (2003), features Schaphorst's playing on trumpet and piano in a trio setting with cellist Matt Turner and percussionist Dane Richeson. Schaphorst was appointed Chair of Jazz Studies and Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in 2001. Between 1991 and 2001, Schaphorst served as Director of Jazz Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.