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TRAILBLAZING COMPOSER AND ORCHESTRA LEADER MARIA SCHNEIDER WINS TWO GRAMMY AWARDS

"Best Instrumental Composition" for "Sputnik" from Data Lords "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album" for Data Lords "On the whole and in the details, it amounts to the most daring work of Schneider's career, which sets the bar imposingly high. This is music of extravagant mastery, and it comes imbued with a spirit of risk." – Nate Chinen, NPR Music Boundary-defying [...]

SULTANS OF STRING take their Global Grooves & Goodwill to hearts and homes with their FOOD BANK LIVESTREAM FUNDRAISING CONCERT!

Sultans of String are celebrating with a multimedia Livestream with their amazing collaborators, with live performances, guest appearances, spoken word, conversation and video exclusives by Sultans of String along with these incredible collaborators: • Ahmed Moneka • Amir Amiri  • Anh Phung • Anwar Khurshid  • Donné Roberts • Dr. Duke Redbird  • [...]

22nd Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz FestivalJAZZ: A Music of the SPIRIT

April 16 through April 30 plan to experience NYC’s longest continuously running music series dedicated to Jazz, created by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC). The series is a blend of in-person, livestream, and pre-recorded music celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month. Performances hosted by restaurants and cultural institutions located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, East [...]

Northampton Jazz Fest presents April concert series

In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month in April, the Northampton Jazz Festival will present a virtual jazz series, “Up Jumped Spring” each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The series is a collaboration between the Northampton Jazz Festival, Northampton Open Media and The Parlor Room and will produce four, hour-long jazz concerts over the month. Northampton Open [...]

Getz and Gary: Stan and Burton – An Unusual Combination

"I had been playing to impress other musicians, which is very common among young players... It was through Stan that I discovered who you're really supposed to be playing for. He changed my whole outlook." - Gary Burton, vibraphonist who played with Getz from 1964-1966 “One of the most concisely accurate appraisals of Stan Getz [...]

The Clarinet, Bebop and Buddy DeFranco

From "king" of the swing instruments, the clarinet was not well suited to bebop, due to its temperamental nature. - NPR Obituary on Buddy DeFranco As a fan of both periods or eras, I’ve always wondered why the clarinet, which was such a dominant instrument during the Swing Era - think Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw [...]

Carmen Lundy Receives Her First Grammy Nomination

LOS ANGELES — "A Time for Peace" is the first track on singer-songwriter Carmen Lundy’s latest jazz vocal album called, Modern Ancestors. It is also a time for celebration for Lundy who is now a Grammy nominee for the album which contains 10 of her self-penned songs. Lundy is a multidisciplinary artist, traversing the worlds [...]

Dan Terry – The Swinginest Dance Band

These days, if you are looking for big band Jazz, more than likely you don’t have to look any farther than your local community college or four year university. It seems they all have a Jazz program made up of contingent individual courses that coalescence into a larger performing ensemble. In addition to degreed music [...]

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