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French Vocalist Cyrille Aimée Announced as Cultural Trust Gala's Featured Performer on 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the award-winning, internationally recognized jazz vocalist and recording artist Cyrille Aimee will be the featured performer during the Cultural Trust's Gala on Saturday, September 6, 2014, performance being held at the O'Reilly Theater located in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. (more...)

Nathan East Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut with Vince Gill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Nathan East, one of the world's most recorded bassists, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, Aug. 16 performing with Grand Ole Opry member and MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill. (more...)

The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach Presents The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant, the most entertaining and star-studded night of the summer art season, will be held at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach on Saturday, August 23rd. This red carpet one-night affair will offer guests an evening of music and a special performance of this summer's popular Pageant of the Masters, titled 'The Art Detective.' (more...)

Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)

Kalimba Music Scores Back-to-Back Top 20 Hits On Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Legendary Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's newly re-launched Kalimba Music label stays on a remarkable upswing, scoring a remarkable quadruple back to back chart coup this week for its two latest hit singles. (more...)

Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White's Relaunched Kalimba Label Returns to Charts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Legendary Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's newly re-launched Kalimba Music label (www.kalimba-music.com) stays on a remarkable upswing, scoring a remarkable quadruple back to back chart coup this week for its two latest hit singles. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval and More Set for the Blue Note, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014. (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Kevin Mahogany to headline the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m till 11:00 p.m; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring Six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genres. (more...)

Al Jarreau to Make Guest Appearance on KPFK's Arts in Review
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review - celebrating the best in live theater and cabaret in Greater Los Angeles - airs Friday (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM). Today, June 20, Arts in Review multi Grammy Award-winning singer Al Jarreau, discusses My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, the upcoming album tribute to the recently departed virtuoso jazz artist George Duke. Arts in Review streams live worldwide over kpfk.org. (more...)

Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2014-15 Season, Includes Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

President and CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko unveiled the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts - home of the Palladium. The new season represents multiple series, including Country, Printing Partners Classical, The Stratford Songbook, Taft Law Jazz & Blues, Coca-Cola World Stage, and The Buck Group Dance. In addition to the six series, the Center will present Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock, Spotlight, Holiday, and CNO Financial Group Family shows. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Melissa Manchester on Her Café Carlyle Debut, Her Latest Album & Bway Musicals She Loves
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2014

The Grammy winner returns to her hometown in anticipation of her 20th album, which she financed through Indiegogo. (more...)

Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot to Play Smith Center, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Smith Center will welcome acclaimed saxophonist Dave Koz along with friends MindiAbair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, Saturday, Aug. 2 in Reynolds Hall at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Max Crumm, Colin Hanlon & More Lead Private BRAVE NEW WORLD Reading Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On April 27, 2014 a private reading of the upcoming musical adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD took place in an undisclosed Midtown Manhattan venue. (more...)

Broadway Sings their Favorites with Eden Espinosa & Jenn Colella, Steve Kuhn & More Set for Birdland, 4/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 28 - May 4, featuring the Steve Kuhn Trio, Broadway Sings Their Favorites - Celebrating the Tenth Season of Broadway Artists Alliance, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet & More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2014 schedule, featuring Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet, Karrin Allyson, BOSSABRASIL Festival, and more. (more...)

John McDaniel and Bill Russell to Write Music and Lyrics for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Grammy and Emmy Winner JOHN McDANIEL and Tony Nominee BILL RUSSELL have joined the creative team of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, currently in development, as Co-Composer and Lyricist. They join a team that already includes Ben Andron as Book Writer, Jonnie Rockwell as Co-Composer, and Tony Nominated Director, Sheryl Kaller. John McDaniel is also attached as Music Director. (more...)

Vonda Shepard Plays Feinstein's at the Nikko This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to welcome world-renowned artist, Vonda Shepard, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - tonight, March 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 22 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Tierney Sutton Pays Homage to Joni Mitchell at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

In her most daring and revealing project to date, five-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton, pays homage to the revered pop singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project. Sutton puts her unique stamp on Joni Mitchell tunes going back to 'Both Sides Now' and 'Big Yellow Taxi' to more recent numbers like 'The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines,' 'Be Cool,' and 'Don't Go to Strangers.' Collaborating with Tierney this evening is Mark Summer on cello and Serge Merlaud on guitar. (more...)

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