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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 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...)

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...)

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 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...)

Author Steve Sanfield Passes Away at Age of 77Author Steve Sanfield Passes Away at Age of 77
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

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Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, and More Win Big at the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS- All the Winners!Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, and More Win Big at the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS- All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are being held today, 'GRAMMY Sunday,' at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles . The show is being broadcast live on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Check out all the winners below! (more...)

New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 46th Season with DUTCHMAN TonightNew Federal Theatre Kicks Off 46th Season with DUTCHMAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances tonight, February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois) follows in May. (more...)

The Recording Academy to Host Special Merit Awards CeremonyThe Recording Academy to Host Special Merit Awards Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

THE RECORDING ACADEMY will host a special merit awards ceremony honoring the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award,Trustees Award, Technical GRAMMY Award, and Music Educator Award. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri BarakaNew Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. (more...)

Chris Botti, Jon Batiste & More Among Lineup for 2015 Newport Jazz FestivalChris Botti, Jon Batiste & More Among Lineup for 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Following last year's exciting 60th anniversary celebration, Producer George Wein today announced that the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management returns July 31 - August 2 (more...)

The Bee Gees, George Harrison & More Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Bee Gees, George Harrison & More Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's honorees are: the Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jimenez, Louvin Brothers, and Wayne Shorter as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients (more...)

Ryan Truesdell Brings Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall TonightRyan Truesdell Brings Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Tonight, November 14 at 10:00 p.m., composer and producer Ryan Truesdell brings his acclaimed Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall in a performance for large ensemble that features previously unrecorded works and authentic renderings of classics by the pioneering jazz composer and arranger Gil Evans. (more...)

Louis Armstrong House to Honor Dick Cavett, Stephen Maitland-Lewis & Andrew P. JacksonLouis Armstrong House to Honor Dick Cavett, Stephen Maitland-Lewis & Andrew P. Jackson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Louis Armstrong House Museum announces 2014 Louie Award recipients! The Louie Award is the museum's annual award presented in honor of dedicated work to preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong. This year the Louie Award will be bestowed upon Dick Cavett, legendary talk-show host and author; Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) Executive Director, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center in Queens; and Stephen Maitland-Lewis award-winning author and jazz aficionado. (more...)

Ryan Truesdell to Bring Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall, 11/14Ryan Truesdell to Bring Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

On Friday, November 14 at 10:00 p.m., composer and producer Ryan Truesdell brings his acclaimed Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall in a performance for large ensemble that features previously unrecorded works and authentic renderings of classics by the pioneering jazz composer and arranger Gil Evans. (more...)

Steve Rudolph and Tim Warfield to Perform at Ware Center, 10/17Steve Rudolph and Tim Warfield to Perform at Ware Center, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Two of the area's most highly acclaimed jazz musicians, pianist Steve Rudolph and saxophonist Tim Warfield, will headline a night of cabaret-style entertainment Friday, Oct. 17, at the Ware Center of Millersville University in Lancaster, to kick off the season's 'Jazz in the Sky' concert series at the Ware Center. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will take place in the Ware Center's newly renamed Owen Salon, and is being dedicated to the late Keith Mohler, who had been a fixture in Lancaster's jazz scene and past programmer of three years of the 'Jazz in the Sky' concert series. (more...)

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