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Flushing Town Hall presents Piano Masters: Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry HarrisFlushing Town Hall presents Piano Masters: Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry Harris
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Join us on Friday, March 31 as two legendary National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master pianists, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry Harris, perform together in a piano duo of classic jazz standards and original arrangements. Drummer Leroy Williams and bassist Ray Drummond will perform with the pianists. (more...)

Charnett Moffett  w/ Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Jordan Marks 30 Years of History on New AlbumCharnett Moffett w/ Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Jordan Marks 30 Years of History on New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since bassist extraordinaire Charnett Moffett burst onto the scene with his Blue Note debut, Net Man. (more...)

Madison Opera Announces 2017-18 SeasonMadison Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Madison Opera has announced the company's 2017/18 season, which feature a classic opera and two Madison Opera premieres.  The season opens in November with Bizet's Carmen, followed by Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio in February, and Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas in April.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Nick RandallBWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Nick Randall
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER NICK RANDALL (more...)

Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates 23rd SeasonSmuin's Annual Gala Celebrates 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Leaders in the arts and civic communities packed The Galleria for what became a sizzling evening celebrating one of the nation's most innovative and entertaining arts organizations at Smuin's Annual Gala. Co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume, and Athena and John Konstin hosted the sparkling event, starring the Smuin dancers. The festive evening included a cocktail reception on the center's terrace, after which guests were seated on the main floor for a delectable dinner catered by McCall's with wines by Grgich Hills Estate. The Smuin dancers hit the stage, performing dazzling works created by Val Caniparoli and Michael Smuin that brought down the house. Held Sunday, March 19 at The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center, the Gala raised more than $455,000, setting a new record for funds raised in support of Smuin's spectacular programming. (more...)

Jazz Women of NY Celebrate Women In Jazz Month at Metropolitan RoomJazz Women of NY Celebrate Women In Jazz Month at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Jazz Women of New York is a new all-woman band conceived by vocalist Lee Torchia.  The core group is pianist Jill McManus, bassist Melissa Slocum, drummer Sylvia Cuenca, flutist Andrea Brachfeld, and saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, with occasional subs from the female side of NY jazz. (more...)

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Presents NY Premiere of UNITED, 4/8The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Presents NY Premiere of UNITED, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band, under the baton of its recently appointed  (more...)

Kennedy Center Presents Annual MARY LOU WILLIAMS JAZZ FESTIVALKennedy Center Presents Annual MARY LOU WILLIAMS JAZZ FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, under the leadership of Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, continues to celebrate the legacy of jazz artist Mary Lou Williams with the annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, May 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This year's festival will celebrate the musical legacy of vocalist, actor, and civil rights activist and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln, and features NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, and Music Director and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. (more...)

Lyric Opera Presents An Afternoon Of Music With Lawrence Brownlee And Eric Owens, 4/9Lyric Opera Presents An Afternoon Of Music With Lawrence Brownlee And Eric Owens, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Lyric Opera is excited to present an afternoon of glorious music with Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens in Recitalon Sunday, April 9 at 3pm. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens, who have both earned critical and audience praise internationally and in Lyric productions, will share their talents, artistry, and exciting range of repertoire. Lyric Opera is excited to present an afternoon of glorious music with Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens in Recitalon Sunday, April 9 at 3pm. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens, who have both earned critical and audience praise internationally and in Lyric productions, will share their talents, artistry, and exciting range of repertoire. (more...)

Hezron Chetty Presents TALES FROM THE VIOLIN at Alexander UpstairsHezron Chetty Presents TALES FROM THE VIOLIN at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Sunday, Hezron Chetty will present a show at the Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre that will take audiences into the dark and fantastic world of a travelling violinist. TALES FROM THE VIOLIN is a biographical account of what happens when a musician takes a plunge into an unknown world of the music industry. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are AnnouncedWinners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging ArtistsSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

Lyric Unlimited And Lyric Opera of Chicago Present Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 3/24Lyric Unlimited And Lyric Opera of Chicago Present Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago and Lyric Unlimited are proud to present the Chicago premiere of a jazz-infused operatic event, Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD. Directed by Ron Daniels, this 90-minute chamber opera by Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette A. Wimberly explores the extraordinary life of legendary jazz saxophonistCharlie Parker. (more...)

Tito Puente 50-Year Retrospective Headed to Hostos Center This SpringTito Puente 50-Year Retrospective Headed to Hostos Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces "Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of 'El Rey,' a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more. (more...)

Randy Weston and Lewis Nash to Play The Nash This FebruaryRandy Weston and Lewis Nash to Play The Nash This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Pianist, composer, and bandleader, Randy Weston comes to The Nash to join Lewis Nash for an unforgettable afternoon of jazz on Sunday February 19 at 2:00 pm. The Nash is located at 110 Roosevelt St, on the corner of 1st and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix.   (more...)

The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

Steve Harvey Returns to Apollo Theater for All-New One-Hour SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 2/1Steve Harvey Returns to Apollo Theater for All-New One-Hour SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 2/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey returns to host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a brand-new one-hour special and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

All-Female Band 'Jazz Women of New York' Available for BookingsAll-Female Band 'Jazz Women of New York' Available for Bookings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Jazz Women of New York is a new all-woman band conceived by vocalist Lee Torchia.  The core group is pianist Jill McManus, saxophonist and flutist Carol Sudhalter, and bassist Melissa Slocum, with occasional subs from the female side of NY jazz. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION's Renaissance Man/Alchemist Benjamin Scheuer RoarsBWW Interview: THE LION's Renaissance Man/Alchemist Benjamin Scheuer Roars
by Gil Kaan - Dec 19, 2016

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer has been sharing his most recent creation - his autobiographical, one-man show THE LION playing in various cities in the US (and the UK) the last two-plus years. Benjamin will be completing his current tour with his Los Angeles premiere performances at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Review: GUY BARKER'S BIG BAND CHRISTMAS, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: GUY BARKER'S BIG BAND CHRISTMAS, Royal Albert Hall
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 12, 2016

The Royal Albert Hall is rapidly becoming synonymous with London's Christmas festivities, even being voted the 'Most Prestigious Christmas Venue' at the Prestigious Star Awards 2016. It continued its seasonal programme last night with a concert from Guy Barker's Big Band, with the help of a number of special guests. (more...)

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