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Chan Centre Sets 2016-17 SeasonChan Centre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its stellar 2016/17 concert series, presenting a line-up of captivating new works, dramatic debuts, and much-anticipated returns in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Balancing traditional - from Portuguese fado to Mongolian folk - with cutting-edge - from New Orleans jazz-rock to rhythmic Latin fusion - the series offers a window onto the world with international artists at the pinnacle of their practices. (more...)

Wynton Marsalis Among Lineup for #0th Annual TD Toronto Jazz FestivalWynton Marsalis Among Lineup for #0th Annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival announces its lineup, running from June 24 - July 3, 2016. (more...)

Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the return of singular jazz sensation, Ce?cile McLorin Salvant on May 1 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hot off her 2016 GRAMMY win for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Salvant shares bold new works from the record For One to Love - a heartfelt collection of songs, many of which are written by Salvant herself, that reveal new dimensions of this young vocalist's artistry. (more...)

President & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABCPresident & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABC
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE airing on International Jazz Day, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2015-16 Jazz Series on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm with three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, joining forces in a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, Nat King Cole. (more...)

Bela Fleck & Chick Corea to Perform at Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts, 4/13Bela Fleck & Chick Corea to Perform at Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Chick Corea & Bela Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30pm. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck's most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment. With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne to Host Jazz High Tea 2016Arts Centre Melbourne to Host Jazz High Tea 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Step back to a time of tea dresses and lounge suits for luxurious afternoons of delicious sweet treats and sophisticated jazz at Arts Centre Melbourne. Returning after two sell-out seasons in The Famous Spiegeltent, Jazz High Tea features a different act on the first Sunday of every month until October. Jazz-lovers and newcomers alike will enjoy knockout vocalists delivering jazz classics and derivatives of the chic genre, including blues, soul and gypsy swing. (more...)

The Who Kicks Off THE WHO HITS 50! TOUR This Saturday at Joe Louis ArenaThe Who Kicks Off THE WHO HITS 50! TOUR This Saturday at Joe Louis Arena
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

As they prepare to re-launch the North American leg of 'The Who Hits 50! Tour' Saturday, February 27 at Joe Louis Arena, The Who returned to the stage Saturday, February 13 at SSE Arena, Wembley for their first show since the tour was postponed in September (2015). (more...)

Kentucky Center to Showcase World Class Artists This Spring & SummerKentucky Center to Showcase World Class Artists This Spring & Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment this spring and summer, as it continues its 32nd arts season. Spring performances will feature musicians Bobby McFerrin and Alton Brown, actor and comedian David Cross, internationally renowned dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as well as many others. View the current season lineup at www.kentuckycenter.org/kcpresents. New shows will be added throughout the year, and the fall shows for the 2016-2017 will be officially announced in July 2016. (more...)

Letizia Gambi Releases BLUE MONDAY AlbumLetizia Gambi Releases BLUE MONDAY Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

That statement is made abundantly clear by the profound progress Letizia has made between her 2012 debut and her even more rewarding new work, BLUE MONDAY. The 13-song collection reveals her coming more into her own style of interpreting jazz (first inspired by brassy theatrical divas Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Italian singer Mina and Portuguese vocalist Dulce Pontes, expanded via studies of instrumentalists Miles Davis and John Coltrane, with further polish gleaned from Carmen McRae, Frank Sinatra and Anita O'Day), as well as expressing her inner life through the art form. (more...)

WORDS IN MOTION Set for Chan Centre, 3/18-19WORDS IN MOTION Set for Chan Centre, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents Words in Motion, March 18 & 19, 7:30pm, in the Telus Studio Theatre. This innovative series explores the power of words in performance - both as an agent of change, and as a means of igniting important dialogue. Vancouver-based authors Carmen Aguirre, Aislinn Hunter, and Nancy Lee pair with diverse choreographers, Anusha Fernando, Olivia C. Davies, and Paraskevas Terezakis, to interpret three renowned texts into original works. (more...)

Jazz Duo Stanley Clarke & Hiromi Duo to Make UK Debut at London's Palladium TheatreJazz Duo Stanley Clarke & Hiromi Duo to Make UK Debut at London's Palladium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

?Two of the jazz world's brightest stars Stanley Clarke and Hiromi are to set London's most famous stage alight as they make their debut UK appearance as a duo for one night only. Longstanding collaborators, mythic bassist Stanley Clarke and Japanese jazz pianist extraordinaire Hiromi released 2009's Jazz in The Garden and 2010's The Stanley Clarke Band featuring Hiromi, the latter winning the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Famed for their virtuoso instrumental command and explosive live performances, this is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the revered pair at a venue to which all performers aspire. (more...)

Grammy Winner Bobby McFerrin to Bring Local Artists to Wharton CenterGrammy Winner Bobby McFerrin to Bring Local Artists to Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Ten-time Grammy Award winning singer Bobby McFerrin comes to Wharton Center -- for the very first time -- for what promises to be an incredibly moving night of song! Part of The Doctors Company Variety Series, Bobby McFerrin will perform on Saturday, February 6, 2016, in the Cobb Great Hall. (more...)

Tal Wilkenfeld to Play Boulder Theater, 3/28Tal Wilkenfeld to Play Boulder Theater, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Tal Wilkenfeld with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Monday, March 28th, 2016. Tickets are on sale January 29th for $20 reserved. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan CentreDee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents renowned jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irvin Mayfield and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), February 27, 2016 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Savion Glover, Patricia Smith and Christian McBride Named NJPAC Artistic AdvisersSavion Glover, Patricia Smith and Christian McBride Named NJPAC Artistic Advisers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three extraordinary voices and game-changing innovators as Artistic Advisers award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover (pictured, left), America's preeminent jazz bassist, Christian McBride, and nationally acclaimed poet Patricia Smith.   (more...)

Guitar Virtuoso Jamie Glaser's Inspiring Book 'Hear The Silence' Now AvailableGuitar Virtuoso Jamie Glaser's Inspiring Book 'Hear The Silence' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

“Hear The Silence” is about healing, strength, courage, love of oneself and others. In 1994 guitarist, performer, music composer and producer Jamie Glaser was in the Northridge Earthquake in California, when the shaking stopped nothing was the same. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve ConcertNathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Alex de Grassi to Join Quartet San Francisco at Symphony Space, 1/9Alex de Grassi to Join Quartet San Francisco at Symphony Space, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Four-time Grammy nominee Quartet San Francisco will be joined by Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist Alex de Grassi in a concert featuring the East Coast premiere of Three Themes for Guitar and Strings on Saturday, January 9 at Symphony Space in New York. (more...)

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