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Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend Bob Belden Dies at Age 58Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend Bob Belden Dies at Age 58
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Bob Belden, well-known jazz saxophonist, arranger, composer, bandleader and producer, passed away of a heart attack on Wednesday in New York at the age of 58.  (more...)

Esperanza Spalding to Perform at the Fox Theatre This AugustEsperanza Spalding to Perform at the Fox Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D + Evolution at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015. (more...)

Blue Note Records Exec Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79Blue Note Records Exec Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Bruce Lundvall, former CEO of Blue Note Records who signed artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole and Norah Jones, passed away today, May 19, 2015, due to complications from a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 79. (more...)

The Nash Sets Expanded Jazz Summer WorkshopsThe Nash Sets Expanded Jazz Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Developing new jazz musicians and building on the skills of existing artists, The Nash holds annual jazz workshops each summer. From New Orleans Trad Jazz and Latin Workshops to developing vocals and bass, the roster has expanded, with workshops running through August. Instructors at The Nash are comprised of the leading jazz artists in the Valley, many from Arizona State University and the Maricopa Community Colleges. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Register online at www.thenash.org. (more...)

10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Releases New Book SPACECAKE on iBooks10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Releases New Book SPACECAKE on iBooks
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

SPACECAKE chronicles the misadventures of a debauched and dangerous masochist as he tantrums his way through the sleazy worlds of Rock & Roll, music video and technology, each squalid escapade dragging him ever deeper into a repugnant maelstrom of sordid excess...well sort of. A wee bit. Actually...not remotely. (more...)

Artists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz DayArtists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz Day
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

In an unprecedented series of events worldwide on April 30 th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate and recognize jazz as a vehicle for freedom of expression and dialogue between cultures. (more...)

Lang Lang to Close Out Houston Symphony's 2014-15 Classical Season, 5/12Lang Lang to Close Out Houston Symphony's 2014-15 Classical Season, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang returns to Jones Hall on Tuesday, May 12, to perform with the Houston Symphony for one night only under the baton of Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada. (more...)

Chan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & MoreChan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its spectacular 2015/16 concert series, bringing a staggering array of virtuosic musicians, spirited vocal wonders, thrilling débuts, and anticipated returns to the acoustically exquisite Chan Shun Concert Hall. From passionate flamenco to cherished American folk, from energized West African pop to stirring Indian sitar music, the season's performances defy standards and transcend genres, promising to inspire and amaze. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Julia Fordham to Celebrate PORCELAIN 25th Anniversary at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/18Julia Fordham to Celebrate PORCELAIN 25th Anniversary at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to welcome English songbird, Julia Fordham, to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, June 18 at 8 p.m. for one performance only! (more...)

Julio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of MusicJulio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance. (more...)

An Evening with Grammy Award Winner Paula Cole to Close the Gracie Theatre's SeasonAn Evening with Grammy Award Winner Paula Cole to Close the Gracie Theatre's Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Husson University welcomes Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole to the Grace Theatre on Friday, April 24, 2015. (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

JD Souther Releases New Album 'Tenderness'JD Souther Releases New Album 'Tenderness'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, iconic musician and actor JD Souther releases his new album Tenderness via Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

Ed Sheeran Announces Second Leg of North American Tour!Ed Sheeran Announces Second Leg of North American Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced a second leg to his North American tour, kicking off at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX, on September 3. (more...)

Jazz Icons Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea to Take the Stage at Academy of Music, 4/11Jazz Icons Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea to Take the Stage at Academy of Music, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is proud to welcome jazz legends Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea to the Academy of Music on Saturday, April 11 at 8p.m. as part of the Kimmel Center's Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month programming. (more...)

SFJAZZ Collective to Perform at The Wallis, 4/19SFJAZZ Collective to Perform at The Wallis, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis') presents SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Joe Henderson & Original Compositions for one performance only, April 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. During the concert, SFJAZZ Collective's debut at The Wallis, the group will pay tribute to legendary saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson with new arrangements of his classic pieces from his early Blue Note years through his resurgence on Verve Records in the 1990s, in addition to performing new, original pieces. On March 10, the group released SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Joe Henderson and New Compositions, Live at SFJAZZ Center, recorded last October at the group's home base - the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. A selection of this recording was broadcast recently on NPR's Jazz Night in America. (more...)

Sun Soul Orchestra to Release Full-Length CD Debut 'What Matters Most', 4/28Sun Soul Orchestra to Release Full-Length CD Debut 'What Matters Most', 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Sun Soul Orchestra is an inspired project that features a rotating collection of artists performing original music and covers arranged by Stevo Théard and Ginger Murphy. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Spire Center for Performing Arts to Welcome Paula Cole, 4/17Spire Center for Performing Arts to Welcome Paula Cole, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Spire Center for Performing Arts, the entertainment mecca of Plymouth, presents widely acclaimed songwriter Paula Cole on Friday, April 17 at 8 pm, at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth. The concert opens with singer/songwriter Mark Erelli. (more...)

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