George Wein News

Legendary Jazz Greats Inspire Teen Musicians at NJPACLegendary Jazz Greats Inspire Teen Musicians at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

George Wein and James Moody, both legendary pioneers of jazz, are the inspirations for a pair of performance-driven programs created at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) to nurture the next generation of jazz talents. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Joey Alexander to Play MPAC This AprilJazz Pianist Joey Alexander to Play MPAC This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Three-time Grammy nominee, jazz pianist Joey Alexander comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

The ASCAP Foundation Partners With the Newport Jazz FestivalThe ASCAP Foundation Partners With the Newport Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The ASCAP Foundation, led by President Paul Williams, and the Newport Jazz Festival, led by Founder & Chairman George Wein, continue their joint effort to benefit emerging jazz talent for a second year. The Festival, one of the world's leading venues for jazz, will feature a performance by one of the recipients of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. (more...)

Jessica Lange Among Trinity Rep's 2017 Pell Award HonoreesJessica Lange Among Trinity Rep's 2017 Pell Award Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company announces that Jessica Lange will be honored with the 2017 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the 21st annual Pell Awards Gala to be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the new WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Honors Corky Lee, Cobi Narita and More at 40th Anniversary Gala TonightPan Asian Rep Honors Corky Lee, Cobi Narita and More at 40th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will celebrate the start of its 40th Milestone Season with a Benefit Dinner tonight, November 10th, at the Golden Unicorn (18 E. Broadway at Catherine Street) in Chinatown. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Honor Corky Lee, Cobi Narita and More at 40th Anniversary GalaPan Asian Rep to Honor Corky Lee, Cobi Narita and More at 40th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will celebrate the start of its 40th Milestone Season with a Benefit Dinner on Thursday, November 10th at the Golden Unicorn (18 E. Broadway at Catherine Street) in Chinatown. (more...)

59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend of Historic Performances59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend of Historic Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, September 18 after a weekend of debut artists, returning masters and new favorites. Over 36,600 fans came through the gates of the Monterey County Fairgrounds during the weekend of September 16-18. The weekend featured a festival record-breaking 115 performances of diverse styles of music from around the globe, from tributes and piano trios; big bands to modern jazz, Cuban, blues and fusion groups, mixed with historic conversations, films, and exhibits. (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell AwardsLen Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Welcomes The Pedrito Martinez Group Tonight in Zankel HallCarnegie Hall Welcomes The Pedrito Martinez Group Tonight in Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Tonight, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall presents Grammy Award-nominated Latin jazz band The Pedrito Martinez Group, led by Cuban percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez, in an evening of music centered on the Afro-Cuban rumba tradition, and the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Welcome The Pedrito Martinez Group This Month in Zankel HallCarnegie Hall to Welcome The Pedrito Martinez Group This Month in Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

On Friday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall presents Grammy Award-nominated Latin jazz band The Pedrito Martinez Group, led by Cuban percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez, in an evening of music centered on the Afro-Cuban rumba tradition, and the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. (more...)

Twin Sisters Riya & Sara Kapoor Jazz Up Traditional Indian Ceremony at Lincoln Center TonightTwin Sisters Riya & Sara Kapoor Jazz Up Traditional Indian Ceremony at Lincoln Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

Twin sisters Riya and Sara Kapoor will make their Rangapravesh, or onstage debut, tonight, December 12, 2015 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in a show they have entitled 'A Night of Moves.' In the ceremony, the girls will perform the traditional Bharatantayam dance form accompanied by a Carnatic Orchestra, a classical South Indian Musical genre, and a New York Jazz Quartet. This performance will mark the first time this ancient tradition will be done in its current format and choreography. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Honor Oskar and Laurie Eustis & Elizabeth Z. Chace at 2016 Pell AwardsTrinity Rep to Honor Oskar and Laurie Eustis & Elizabeth Z. Chace at 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will award Oskar Eustis and Laurie Eustis with the Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Oskar currently serves as the artistic director of The Public Theater. Elizabeth Z. Chace, local businesswoman and philanthropist will be honored with the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. Nominations are now being accepted for additional local honorees. Information is available at www.trinityrep.com. The ceremony will be held Monday, May 23, 2016. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Welcomes Robert Glasper Trio to Zankel Hall TonightCarnegie Hall Welcomes Robert Glasper Trio to Zankel Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

Tonight, December 5 at 8:30 p.m., in Zankel Hall, two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Robert Glasper reunites with his lauded acoustic trio for an evening of genre-busting, improvisational jazz. (more...)

Twin Sisters Riya & Sara Kapoor to Jazz Up Traditional Indian Ceremony at Lincoln Center, 12/12Twin Sisters Riya & Sara Kapoor to Jazz Up Traditional Indian Ceremony at Lincoln Center, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Twin sisters Riya and Sara Kapoor will make their Rangapravesh, or onstage debut, on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in a show they have entitled "A Night of Moves." In the ceremony, the girls will perform the traditional Bharatantayam dance form accompanied by a Carnatic Orchestra, a classical South Indian Musical genre, and a New York Jazz Quartet. This performance will mark the first time this ancient tradition will be done in its current format and choreography. (more...)

Dr. John and Cyril Neville Honored at Louis Armstrong House Museum's 2015 Gala TonightDr. John and Cyril Neville Honored at Louis Armstrong House Museum's 2015 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Louis Armstrong House Museum today announced that Dr. John, music icon; Cyril Neville, legendary musician and activist; Jerome Chazen, Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, Chairman Emeritus of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and Trustee of the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners and noted philanthropist and jazz aficionado, will be presented with the 'Louie Award' for their dedication to preserving and promoting the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong at the Museum's annual gala tonight, December 2, 2015. (more...)

Dr. John and Cyril Neville to Be Honored at Louis Armstrong House Museum's 2015 GalaDr. John and Cyril Neville to Be Honored at Louis Armstrong House Museum's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Louis Armstrong House Museum today announced that Dr. John, music icon; Cyril Neville, legendary musician and activist; Jerome Chazen, Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, Chairman Emeritus of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and Trustee of the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners and noted philanthropist and jazz aficionado, will be presented with the 'Louie Award' for their dedication to preserving and promoting the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong at the Museum's annual gala on December 2, 2015. (more...)

Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Jerome Chazen & Robert F. Smith To Be Honored By Louis Armstrong House Museum At Annual GalaDr. John, Cyril Neville, Jerome Chazen & Robert F. Smith To Be Honored By Louis Armstrong House Museum At Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

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Carnegie Hall to Welcome Robert Glasper Trio to Zankel Hall, 12/5Carnegie Hall to Welcome Robert Glasper Trio to Zankel Hall, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

On Saturday, December 5 at 8:30 p.m., in Zankel Hall, two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Robert Glasper reunites with his lauded acoustic trio for an evening of genre-busting, improvisational jazz. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

On September 26, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 15th annual Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston's historic South End - home to several legendary clubs during Boston's jazz heyday (more...)

SCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now AvailableSCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Celebrate the sax-iness of Jule Styne! (more...)

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