Esperanza Spalding News

Actor Jeffrey Wright, Artist Carrie Mae Weems to be Honored by National Youth CharityActor Jeffrey Wright, Artist Carrie Mae Weems to be Honored by National Youth Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Celebrities and other luminaries will converge on Gotham Hall in Manhattan as award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems are honored by The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a nationally recognized, Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization, as it heads into its 22nd year transforming young lives. Other notables attending the organization's 13th annual VOICES benefit include actors Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Michael K. Williams, the Honorable David N.  Dinkins, 106th mayor of New York, the Honorable Cyrus Vance, New York County district attorney, film and television producers Terence and Rachel Winter, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and DJ Beverly Bond, founder and executive director of Black Girls Rock! The event, which takes place on Thursday, May 11, at Gotham Hall in Manhattan, is expected to draw 500 supporters. (more...)

Two Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students Selected for NYO2Two Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students Selected for NYO2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Two Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization musicians have been selected for the three-week summer program known as NYO2, an extension of Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of the USA. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Andrew Bird Adds Tour Dates with Esperanza SpaldingSinger/Songwriter Andrew Bird Adds Tour Dates with Esperanza Spalding
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Andrew Bird is set to tour extensively this summer. He is currently capping off an Australian tour that included shows at the world-renowned Byron Bay Bluesfest and Sydney Opera House with a show at the Melbourne Recital Hall. (more...)

Ella's Centennial Birthday, STRITCH, TROUBLE & MORE TROUBLE and More Coming Up at BirdlandElla's Centennial Birthday, STRITCH, TROUBLE & MORE TROUBLE and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 24-April 30, featuring Jane Monheit - An Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Birthday Celebration, Scott Morgan Quintet, Nuci Nebierdze Quintet with Special Guest Aran Luthra, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

ETHEL String Quartet Partners with Ringling Museum for CIRCUS - WANDERING CITYETHEL String Quartet Partners with Ringling Museum for CIRCUS - WANDERING CITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

ETHEL, the renowned New York City-based string quartet, has announced Circus - Wandering City, an evening-length multimedia performance that explores the phenomenon of circus through the eyes and insights of people who have created its special thrills and illusions. Circus - Wandering City makes its world premiere in January 2018-the 250th anniversary of the modern circus-at The Ringling, a distinct non-profit entity that celebrates the history and the continuing evolution of this thriving art form. (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...)

Ann Hampton Callaway in ELLA CENTURY and More Coming Up at Birdland This MonthAnn Hampton Callaway in ELLA CENTURY and More Coming Up at Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for April 17-April 23, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway in 'Ella Century,' Clint Holmes, Matt Baker and the Trio - The Live at Birdland DVD Release Party with Special Guest Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 78 Young Musicians for NYO2 Summer ProgramCarnegie Hall Announces 78 Young Musicians for NYO2 Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 78 young musicians selected from across the country for the second season of NYO2, a three-week, intensive summer program for outstanding American instrumentalists ages 14–17. Launched in summer 2016 as an extension of Carnegie Hall's acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2 aims to expand the pool of young musicians across the country equipped with the tools to succeed at the highest level, with a particular focus on attracting talented students from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. Both NYO-USA and NYO2 are free to all participants and offer the promising, young musicians the unique opportunity to play alongside talented peers, learn from a world-class faculty, and perform with special guest artists on the stages of some of the world's most prestigious concert halls. (more...)

Wallace Roney Orchestra to Kick Off Wayne Shorter Weekend at NJPACWallace Roney Orchestra to Kick Off Wayne Shorter Weekend at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Wayne Shorter Weekend kicks off with trumpet great Wallace Roney and his orchestra paying tribute to Newark jazz legend Wayne Shorter with this performance of Universe, a long-lost composition originally created for Miles Davis, featuring Buster Williams, Lenny White and Patrice Rushen on Friday, April 20, 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (1 Center Street, Newark NJ). (more...)

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE Sheds Light on Coffee WasteWAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE Sheds Light on Coffee Waste
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater, presents Wake Up and Smell the Coffee - Butoh for Waste Prevention: Reducing Coffee Trash in New York at Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222) from April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm. Tickets are $16 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-vangeline-theater-tickets-30044256179. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 4/3-4/9Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 4/3-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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

Andrew Bird Welcomes Dawes to 'Live From The Great Room'Andrew Bird Welcomes Dawes to 'Live From The Great Room'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Andrew Bird welcomes Dawes to his Facebook Live series “Live from the Great Room” on Sunday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 3/27-4/2Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 3/27-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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

Birdland Announces April 2017 ScheduleBirdland Announces April 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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

All-Star SFJAZZ Collective Tribute to Miles Davis Concludes Miller Theatre's Jazz Series, 4/1All-Star SFJAZZ Collective Tribute to Miles Davis Concludes Miller Theatre's Jazz Series, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Some of the biggest names on the jazz circuit-including Miller audience favorites Warren Wolf and Miguel Zenon-come together to form the inimitable collective SFJAZZ. This touring program celebrates one of the genre's greats: Miles Davis. The band's explorations of this rich repertoire make it feel fresh once more, as revelatory and innovative as it sounded when Miles issued his first records back in the 1940s and 50s.  (more...)

Andrew Bird Welcomes Jackson Browne & Lucius to LIVE FROM THE GREAT ROOMAndrew Bird Welcomes Jackson Browne & Lucius to LIVE FROM THE GREAT ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Andrew Bird welcomes Jackson Browne to his Facebook Live series “Live from the Great Room” today at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT, watch/shareHERE. Yesterday's guest was Lucius, watch/share their performance HERE. ??????? (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. And Jazz Café is proud to host this young phenom, for two shows at 8:00PM and 10:00 PM, on Friday, March 10th. (more...)

The Modern Savage Video Premiered By NPRThe Modern Savage Video Premiered By NPR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Anchorage, AK quintet The Modern Savage will release the Unwilling Participants LP this Friday January 27. (more...)

Pioneer Works Presents VIRGIN WRITESPioneer Works Presents VIRGIN WRITES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Pioneer Works is pleased to present 'Virgin Writes,' an exclusive evening of lyrical Butoh staging of the ancient Greek mythological story of Iphigenia. "Virgin Writes" is a unique and fearless first-time collaboration between three radical women artists. (more...)

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