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Date of Birth: April 29, 1899
Date of Death: May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Princeton Symphony Presents Orchestra Chamber Concert JERRY BRYANT AND FRIENDS, 3/12Princeton Symphony Presents Orchestra Chamber Concert JERRY BRYANT AND FRIENDS, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On Sunday, March 12 at 4:30 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents PSO principal trumpet Jerry Bryant & Friends, the fourth and final concert on the orchestra's 2016-17 Chamber Series at the Institute for Advanced Study. (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts To Present Series of MOOD ELLINGTON Programs at Paley CenterDuke Ellington Center for the Arts To Present Series of MOOD ELLINGTON Programs at Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA),  founded in 2004 by noted dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Duke Ellington's granddaughter, will inaugurate its MOOD ELLINGTON series of special programs focusing on the musical legacy of America's most productive composer of the 20th century, at the Paley Center for Media on Fridays, February 24 and March 24, it was announced by DECFA Board Chairman Michael Dinwiddie. The first program in the series will be hosted by Dr. David Schroeder, Chair of NYU Jazz Programs in New York and Paris, and the second program in the series will be hosted by seven-time Grammy nominated percussionist/drummer/bandleader/educator Bobby Sanabria (more...)

John Pizzarelli, Michael Mott and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandJohn Pizzarelli, Michael Mott and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 27-March 5, including John Pizzarelli Trio, Michael Mott & Friends, Charlto & the John di Martino Trio, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Birdland Anounces March 2017 ScheduleBirdland Anounces March 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Norah Jones to Lead Benefit Concert at The Bell House 3/21Norah Jones to Lead Benefit Concert at The Bell House 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Norah Jones will play an intimate March 22 benefit concert at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Child Life Program in the Pediatrics Department of The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Tickets go on sale at 3:00pm ET today HERE.  (more...)

VTA's February Mid-Day Arts Cafe Features Central State Jazz EnsembleVTA's February Mid-Day Arts Cafe Features Central State Jazz Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) presents the popular lunchtime arts preview series Mid-Day Arts Cafe on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 in the Mathile Theatre, located inside the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. February features the Central State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Hal Melia, performing instrumental and vocal jazz in a variety of styles. Tickets can be purchased at www.TicketCenterstage.com or by calling 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630. (more...)

BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT Smolders at Creative CauldronBWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT Smolders at Creative Cauldron
by Barbara Johnson - Feb 13, 2017

Creative Cauldron's production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, directed by Matt Conner, spotlights a strong four-person cast that delivers 26 songs by Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, and other early jazz legends. Backed by a live band led by Walter 'Bobby' McCoy and surrounded with a sultry set, these singers enthrall. (more...)

Cyrus Chestnut, SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandCyrus Chestnut, SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 20-26, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Quartet, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Eric Comstock & Jon Burr, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Fulton Theatre Announces 2017/2018 SeasonFulton Theatre Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2017/2018 Season which includes the Premiere Mainstage Series, The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series in the Tell Studio Theatre, and the Eichmann Family Series. The season will follow an unprecedented season of record-breaking productions. Next season will continue to welcome returning and new audiences to distinctive high-caliber productions that continue the Fulton tradition of "Engaging Life Through Art." (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center & Jazz Foundation of America co-Present Stanley JordanBaryshnikov Arts Center & Jazz Foundation of America co-Present Stanley Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and Jazz Foundation of America will co-present Stanley Jordan on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8pm at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater. Among the most gifted guitarists of his generation, Jordan is master of the two-handed tapping technique, using the neck of the guitar like a keyboard rather than strumming or picking. Applying this astonishing technique, or "touch style" in another setting, Jordan also performs on both guitar and piano at the same time, playing chords and melodies with his hands on separate instruments and uniquely melding the two sounds into one. More than a technical phenomenon, Jordan conveys an astounding depth of musical expression through a multi-faceted solo repertoire, ranging from bold reinventions of classical masterpieces to improvisational contemporary works. At BAC, Jordan will be joined for several songs by his daughter, New York City-based singer/songwriter Julia Jordan. (more...)

WNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPIONWNO Presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's CHAMPION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016-2017 season with the company premieres of two modern American masterworks of opera: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Dead Man Walking, February 25-March 11, 2017 in the Opera House, and Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer's Champion, March 4- 18, 2017 in the Opera House. Both operas explore the theme of social justice which is often associated with John F. Kennedy and are presented as part of JFKC, the Kennedy Center's season-long celebration of President Kennedy's centennial. Using many of the same designers and scenic elements, the directors of each opera have worked collaboratively to create two distinct worlds in each new production to showcase the issues of Justice, Courage, and Freedom at the heart of these two compelling stories. An additional special event will continue the exploration of these themes: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will headline Justice at the Opera on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Opera House. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 2/13-19Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 2/13-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 13-19. See all the new acts in the line up below: (more...)

Richard Malavet to Return to The Metropolitan Room with MIDNIGHT MOODSRichard Malavet to Return to The Metropolitan Room with MIDNIGHT MOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Encore! Critically acclaimed New York jazz-pop stylist Richard Malavet returns with his must-see show Midnight Moods for one night only on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 at the Metropolitan Room.  (more...)

CANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 SeasonCANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) will open its 2017 season with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Ailey Celebrates Black History Month Across The United StatesAiley Celebrates Black History Month Across The United States
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

As Black History Month launches, Ailey continues to inspire, enlighten and educate all people with national tours by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, classes for aspiring dancers and the general public, and the launch of a new Arts In Education residency program for elementary school students.  (more...)

Quintet of the Americas to Present MUSIC AND MIMOSAS in the BronxQuintet of the Americas to Present MUSIC AND MIMOSAS in the Bronx
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble will present Music and Mimosas - A Concert Celebrating Nature on Saturday, February 11 @ 1:00 PM at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY. (more...)

Harry Belafonte's 90th Birthday to Be Celebrated with A Day of Screenings and Live EventHarry Belafonte's 90th Birthday to Be Celebrated with A Day of Screenings and Live Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actor, musician, activist, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte will turn 90-years-old on March 1, 2017. On this occasion, Museum of the Moving Image will celebrate his legendary career as an artist and activist-a little early-on Saturday, February 4, with a three-film retrospective and conversation with Belafonte's friend, the best-selling author Walter Mosley. The Harry Belafonte Pre-Birthday Celebration will feature screenings of The Strolling '20s, a television special produced by and starring Belafonte and featuring Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis, Jr. and more, that has hardly been seen in 50 years; Robert Altman's Kansas City, which features Belafonte's favorite of his own performances; and Otto Preminger's classic Carmen Jones, in which he stars opposite Dorothy Dandridge.  (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...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State TheatreRichard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

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