Herbie Hancock News

Michael Jackson Bassist ALEX AL is Signature Breedlove Artist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

You might not know the name Alex Al but you've definitely heard his work. From Michael Jackson's bassist to recording with people like Stevie Wonder, Beyonce and Sting, Alex is everywhere. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Nathan East Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut with Vince Gill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Nathan East, one of the world's most recorded bassists, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, Aug. 16 performing with Grand Ole Opry member and MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill. (more...)

Billy Childs to Open Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

When composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs was introduced to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro at the age of 11, he was left with a powerful and lasting impression of Nyro's unique blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisations and socially conscious lyrics. Childs returned to that early experience for his latest project, creating and orchestrating his newest album, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Orange County jazz fans will have the opportunity to hear Childs' loving homage to the late great Nyro at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

PRI's Radio Show JAZZ AFTER HOURS Announces Jeff Hanley Will Succeed Creator Jim Wilke as Host
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

There's a torch being passed at the long running, and well-loved radio program Jazz After Hours, created by Jim Wilke 30 years ago in Seattle. The man picking up the torch this fall is Jeff Hanley, also a well-known name in the Seattle, Bay Area, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara radio markets. Jazz After Hours airs twice weekly on more than 60 Public Radio International station. (more...)

SummerStage Announces Lineup of Free Shows, 8/18-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

SummerStage continues their summer programming of free concerts. They recently released their lineup of free shows for the week of August 18-24th. See the full details below! (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval and More Set for the Blue Note, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014. (more...)

Birdland to Present Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 11 - August 17, including The Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, with Special Guest Warren Vache, and more! (more...)

12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children's activities, September 6th 12:00 - 10:00pm. More than 2,000 people will gather to celebrate one of the final Festivals of the summer season. See below for complete program and ticket information. (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Kevin Mahogany to headline the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m till 11:00 p.m; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring Six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genres. (more...)

Upcoming Birdland Performance Schedule Includes Jazz Masters Quartet, Lindsay Mendez, and more, 7/28 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for July 28- August 3. Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Toumani & Sidiki Set to Kick Off Fall 2014 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mali's Toumani Diabaté is widely recognized as the greatest living kora player. The Observer has deemed him “one of the world's pre-eminent musicians in any genre.” (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Chris Botti Announces 10th Annual Holiday Residency at Blue Note Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, has announced world renowned trumpeter Chris Botti's milestone 10th Annual Holiday Residency. The three-week engagement at the club will run Monday, December 15, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, with two shows each evening (including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve performances). (more...)

The Motet to Present Mixtape 1975 at Boulder Theater, 10/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

97.3 KBCO's Groove Show & Z2 Entertainment will present two nights of The Motet presents Mixtape 1975 to the Boulder Theater on Thursday, October 30th and Friday, October 31st, 2014. Tickets are on sale now for $26.50 in advance and $30.00 the day of the show. (more...)

NJPAC Offers Free Sounds of the City Concerts Featuring Living Colour & Burnt Sugar, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

(Newark, New Jersey-June 30, 2014)- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City free outdoor summer concert series, every Thursday from July 10th - August 28th at 5PM taking place at NJPAC's outdoor Theater Square. "The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is proud to be the title sponsor of NJPAC's Sounds of the City free outdoor concert series for the second consecutive year," said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of The Foundation. "As a Newark-based company, we are proud to support NJPAC and the talented artists that will bring the community together to enjoy these wonderful events." (more...)

The Motet Announces Famed Halloween Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Today, progressive funk collective The Motet announce their annual Halloween shows along Colorado's Front Range, and unveil this year's always-anticipated theme for the legendary parties: “Mixtape 1975.” (more...)

Hollywood Bowl Kicks Off JAZZ AT THE BOWL CONCERTS on 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The 2014 Jazz at the Bowl Series begins July 9, 2014 as The Count Basie Orchestra and special guests celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald. The series also features, among others, Boz Scaggs, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Herbie Hancock, a Christian McBride-directed James Brown Celebration, John Legend recreating Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Peter Frampton, Marcus Miller, and more. The season marks Herbie Hancock's fifth year as Creative Chair for Jazz. (more...)

Omar Sosa New AfroCuban Quartet Continues Harris Center's FOUR SLICES OF CUBA on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

A musician extraordinaire--composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator, and communicator-Omar Sosa has performed numerous concerts all around the world. He's winner of the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Jazz Album category, and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. for contribution to the development of Latin jazz in the United States. Omar Sosa brings his amazing talents to Harris Center for the Arts as part of the Four Slices of Cuba series, a Cuban music festival. (more...)

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