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BMI's Jazz Composers Workshop presents 29th Annual Summer Showcase Concert in NYCBMI's Jazz Composers Workshop presents 29th Annual Summer Showcase Concert in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a prestigious creative forum for musical exploration and development, will present the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year at the 29th Annual Summer Showcase Concert. The BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece modern repertory ensemble made up of leading New York musicians, will be featured at this FREE event held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (10 West 64th Street) on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM. Doors will be at 7 PM with seating first come, first serve.  (more...)

CeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson & We McDonald to Headline Apollo Theater's 2017 Spring GalaCeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson & We McDonald to Headline Apollo Theater's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details for its largest fundraising event - the 2017 Apollo Spring Gala, which will take place at the theater on Monday, June 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Hoff-Barthelson Jazz Music Students Perform in Chase Park 6/4Hoff-Barthelson Jazz Music Students Perform in Chase Park 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Students from the Jazz Studies Program of Hoff-Barthelson Music School will perform a program of original and jazz standards in Scarsdale's Chase Park, 32 Chase Road, Scarsdale, on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 5:00 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Even in the studio, the overall feeling of his band and his music is that life is a gas, a spirit very evident on '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House.' (more...)

QUATRO EN MAYO Comes to Teatro ParaguasQUATRO EN MAYO Comes to Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Over his 50 years as a published and performance poet, John Knoll has performed and read poetry across a great many of the country's bookstores, art galleries, schools, churches, theaters, bars and street corners. Fused with Beat riffs, Charlie Parker-esque wanderings, and hip-hop grooves, John's work is notoriously both welcoming and armed with molten language. His published works include The Magic Vessel, Wrestling the Wheel, Opera of Virus, Elevator Music for the Dead, and most recently, Ghosting America, published by Lithic Press. (more...)

Multimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 SeasonMultimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its upcoming 2017-2018 season. Marking the first full season with Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes at the helm of the legendary theater's artistic and community programs, it will encompass commissions, premieres, and collaborations with local, national, and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres-from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera. (more...)

Sexmob's Latest Album 'Cultural Capital' Out NowSexmob's Latest Album 'Cultural Capital' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Now celebrating its 20th year, Sexmob (Steven Bernstein - slide trumpet, Briggan Krauss - saxophones, Tony Scherr - bass, Kenny Wollesen - drums) continues its irreverent M.O. with characteristic subversive impunity. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROOpera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro (April 28–May 7). With Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris leading five performances at the historic Academy of Music, celebrated young singers Brandon Cedel, John Chest, Layla Claire, Ying Fang, and Cecelia Hall anchor a stellar cast in the new Stephen Lawless staging that has already proven “as beautiful as it is humorous, as sophisticated as it is raunchy” (Kansas City Star). (more...)

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO to Return to FOX as All-New One-Hour Weekly SeriesSHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO to Return to FOX as All-New One-Hour Weekly Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

FOX has picked up SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO as a one-hour weekly series, featuring Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey as host. Set to debut during the 2017-2018 season, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO is a reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project Summer Faculty Includes Dance VirtuosoBroadway Theatre Project Summer Faculty Includes Dance Virtuoso
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP), visiting faculty will include international notable artists from all areas of musical theatre and dance.  This summer apprentices will have the opportunity to work with Emmy-award winning dance virtuoso Jason Samuels Smith who will also be performing at this year's SummerStage Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City. (more...)

City Parks Foundation Announces SUMMERSTAGE 2017 SeasonCity Parks Foundation Announces SUMMERSTAGE 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

City Parks Foundation has announced the 2017 season of SummerStage, New York City's largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 15 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and More Set for Abbey Lincoln Tribute at Kennedy CenterDee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and More Set for Abbey Lincoln Tribute at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 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. (more...)

Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic AdvisorLawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Opera Philadelphia announced today that Lawrence Brownlee, whose lead performance in the 2015 world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD kick started the company's “big commitment to new repertoire” (The Wall Street Journal), has joined the company as an Artistic Advisor. (more...)

Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia as Artistic AdvisorLawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Opera Philadelphia announced today that Lawrence Brownlee, whose lead performance in the 2015 world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD kick started the company's "big commitment to new repertoire" (The Wall Street Journal), has joined the company as an Artistic Advisor. (more...)

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...)

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