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Porch jazz sessions bring dancing to Kerrytown

Ann Arbor is never entirely quiet. But of the many sounds you hear drifting through the city, those of a band with a bossa nova feel often aren’t among them. And yet, on a slightly chilly Saturday afternoon, a group of around 40 people and I found ourselves masked up and spread out, sprawled all [...]

Student Musicians Explore the Recording Process

This process transcends rehearsing and recording to the level of distributing music on a broad scale. These musicians can share their work with family, friends, and potential colleagues beyond inviting them to attend an event. Harms’ personal favorite part of buying an album has always been flipping through the album booklet to glimpse what life [...]

Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival to Take Place Online This Friday

Belfast jazz festival Brilliant Corners will take place online this week. The festival – which is coordinated by music promoter Moving on Music – is now in its ninth year and will present ten concerts on 26 March, recorded in venues in Belfast, New York, Berlin, London, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam and Maghera in Derry. This year’s line-up includes [...]

Nina Simone, Mary Lou Williams Celebrated in Healdsburg Jazz Event

For Women’s History Month, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival presents Convergence, a virtual concert event celebrating iconic musicians Mary Lou Williams and Nina Simone through an imagined depiction of their first meeting. The concert recounts a fictitious meeting of Williams and Simone in a lobby in Paris. When their paths cross, both artists are about to [...]

Athens Jazz Festival adapts with virtual programming, performance

The 2021 Athens Jazz Festival is taking the stage March 22-27 virtually this year due to COVID-19. Two main guests are presenting clinics and performing with OU students and faculty: Bria Skonberg, a trumpeter, singer and songwriter and Carl Allen, a drummer and educator. Performing music over Zoom and Microsoft Teams is not the traditional [...]

Fair Grounds Race Course To Host New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival In 2021

NEW ORLEANS  Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (“Fair Grounds”) announced today its renewed commitment to hosting the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (“Jazz Fest”) presented by Shell Oct. 8-17, 2021. The announcement comes following a year when Jazz Fest was rescheduled from its customary April/May dates and was eventually forced to cancel amid [...]

Music Moves Presents the Fayetteville Jazz Festival

Music Moves presents the third annual Fayetteville Jazz Festival on April 23, 24 and 25. The University of Arkansas Community Music School, Institute for Creative Music, and Fayetteville Public Library will host festival events throughout the weekend. Featured guest artists include saxophonist Alexa Tarantino (Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Cecile McLorin Salvant [...]

New Jersey Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Wins 7th GRAMMY

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Christian McBride, a jazz musician from Montclair, New Jersey, won his seventh GRAMMY on Sunday. McBride, a bassist who has played with some of the greats, watched from home as he won for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported. McBride won along with late jazz keyboard pioneer Chick Corea, [...]

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