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Jerry Granelli Set for One-Week Residency at The Stone This WinterJerry Granelli Set for One-Week Residency at The Stone This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Jerry Granelli will hold a one-week residency at John Zorn's The Stone, January 3-8, 2017. (more...)

Legendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade  to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER ITLegendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER IT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

For almost seven decades, Carmen de Lavallade has led an unparalleled career in dance, theater, film and television that began in her hometown of Los Angeles.  Now, Ms. de Lavallade returns to celebrate her 85th birthday onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with As I Remember It, an intimate portrait of the legendary artist told through dance, film, music and her own personal writings. This one-night-only performance will take place on Friday, October 28 at 8pm. (more...)

'The Music of Jackie McLean' Out on Primary Records Today'The Music of Jackie McLean' Out on Primary Records Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

For the last year and a half, San Francisco Bay Area woodwind expert Steven Lugerner has been digging into the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with Jacknife, Lugerner's hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet. The group has completed work on an album, 'The Music of Jackie McLean,' slated for release today, April 22 by Primary Records, and will be touring the West Coast next month with special guest Larry Willis, the virtuoso pianist and former McLean sideman. (more...)

New CD 'The Music of Jackie McLean' to Be Released by Primary Records 4/22New CD 'The Music of Jackie McLean' to Be Released by Primary Records 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

For the last year and a half, San Francisco Bay Area woodwind expert Steven Lugerner has been digging into the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with Jacknife, Lugerner's hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet. (more...)

Saxaphone Virtuoso Matt Parker Debuts New Trio on CD 'Present Time,' Out TodaySaxaphone Virtuoso Matt Parker Debuts New Trio on CD 'Present Time,' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Tenor and soprano saxophone virtuoso and visionary composer Matt Parker made a vivid impression with his 2013 debut recording, 'Worlds Put Together.' “Restlessly inventive” (Down Beat), Parker is “a fully formed artist with his own unique voice [who] sounds comfortable promenading down multiple paths” (All About Jazz). (more...)

Saxaphone Virtuoso Matt Parker Debuts New Trio on CD 'Present Time,' Out 2/12Saxaphone Virtuoso Matt Parker Debuts New Trio on CD 'Present Time,' Out 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Tenor and soprano saxophone virtuoso and visionary composer Matt Parker made a vivid impression with his 2013 debut recording, 'Worlds Put Together.' “Restlessly inventive” (Down Beat), Parker is “a fully formed artist with his own unique voice [who] sounds comfortable promenading down multiple paths” (All About Jazz). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Taymor's Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes Its New York PremierePhoto Coverage: Julie Taymor's Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes Its New York Premiere
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld was on the scene this week alongside Julie Taymor, Reeve Carney, Helen Mirren, Anne Hathaway and numerous others on the opening night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. In partnership with A Theatre for a New Audience, acclaimed Broadway director, Julie Taymor presents a re-imagined A Midsummer Night's Dream.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it WellBWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it Well
by Rose Marija - Mar 3, 2015

The opening night of Carmen de Lavellade's As I Remember It at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on February 19, 2015, was electric. De Lavellade was on fire. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 GalaPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 4, 2014

Primary Stages just held their annual Gala last night, November 3, 2014 at 583 Park Avenue. The event celebrated the company's 30th anniversary and honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and award-winning producer, Julian Schlossberg. The Honorary Gala Co-Chairs are Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Linney, Elaine May, and Susan Stroman. The evening featured performances and tributes by Tony nominee Nick Cordero(performing from Bullets over Broadway), Charles Busch, Judy Gold, David Ives, the creators of In Transit, Tony winner Frank Langella, Elaine May, Tony winner Billy Porter, Marlo Thomas, Rachel York, and surprise guests. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

Ray Anderson, Sarah Weaver To Perform THE POINT BEING, SLIDERIDE, 2/23Ray Anderson, Sarah Weaver To Perform THE POINT BEING, SLIDERIDE, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

In a new dynamic collaboration, Ray Anderson and Sarah Weaver pose the great question, 'What is the point of being'? in a large-ensemble piece that explores the primary, universal concern of metaphysics through metaphorical, existential, humorous, emotional, and multidimensional perspectives. Featuring a powerhouse ensemble comprised of some of the finest improvisational performers today, The Point Being aspires to move from inner awareness to inner peace, and on then to a more peaceful world. The Point Being is presented with support from the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS) Research Initiatives Fund, Stony Brook University. (more...)

Roulette to Welcome Ray Anderson & Sarah Weaver, 2/23Roulette to Welcome Ray Anderson & Sarah Weaver, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Roulette will present Ray Anderson & Sarah Weaver, Sunday, February 23, 8pm. They will be performing 'The Point Being' featuring Ray Anderson, trombone, voice, Sarah Weaver, conductor, with: Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone; Oliver Lake, alto saxophone; James Zollar, trumpet; Uri Caine, piano; Mark Helias, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums and for the second set 'Slideride' featuring Ray Anderson, Craig Harris, Art Baron, Earl McIntyre, trombones. (more...)

Wayne Shorter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Alongside Special Tribute to George Duke at 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and All-Star Gala ConcerWayne Shorter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Alongside Special Tribute to George Duke at 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and All-Star Gala Concer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Melissa Aldana of Santiago, Chile, wins 2013 Saxophone Competition (more...)

2013 Thelonious Monk Int'l Jazz Saxophone Competition & All-Star Gala Concert Set for 9/162013 Thelonious Monk Int'l Jazz Saxophone Competition & All-Star Gala Concert Set for 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz today announced the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and All-Star Gala Concert will take place at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16. The 2013 Competition and Gala is made possible through generous support from Cadillac, the presenting sponsor for the weekend. (more...)

Symphony Space's THE MUSIC OF NOW Continues Through 3/28Symphony Space's THE MUSIC OF NOW Continues Through 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013 marks Symphony Space's fourth annual The Music of Now Marathon. The genre-defying eight-hour concert (4 pm - midnight) is curated by Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky and hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater. From electronic experimentation to post-minimalism, spectralist sonorities to Latin jazz, the Music of Now Marathon offers an outstanding opportunity to discover a broad range of new music by emerging and established creators. Six world premieres, two US premieres, and three New York premieres will be heard. (more...)

James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Now thru 4/19James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

National Jazz Museum in Harlem announces its events, tonight, April 15th - 19th, 2013. Details below! (more...)

James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 4/15-19James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 4/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

National Jazz Museum in Harlem announces its events, April 15th - 19th, 2013. Details below! (more...)

Adam Kromelow, Bill Kirchner and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, April 2013Adam Kromelow, Bill Kirchner and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

This April, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem continues to offer a wide range of top quality free programming and affordable concerts from jazz's most celebrated musicians, educators and historians. With International Jazz Day on April 30th our Jazz For Curious Listeners series this month focuses on international artists discussing and demonstrating jazz from around the world and culminates with an international jazz jam blowout with Jonathan Batiste on April 30th at MIST Harlem. (more...)

Patti Smith Narrates TUBBY THE TUBA with Little Orchestra Society TodayPatti Smith Narrates TUBBY THE TUBA with Little Orchestra Society Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

The Little Orchestra Society (LOS) presents TUBBY THE TUBA narrated by Patti Smith, the iconic National Book Award-winner, rock musician and poet, today, March 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

The New School Presents RECONSTRUCTION 3.0 Inspired by Louis Vuitton TodayThe New School Presents RECONSTRUCTION 3.0 Inspired by Louis Vuitton Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

As an exciting conclusion to New York Fashion Week, students from Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and the Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Program will debut Reconstruction 3.0: Life is a Journey, an evening of live performances featuring original music, dance and fashion inspired by Louis Vuitton and its heritage of travel. The invitation-only performance will take place today, February 14 at the Manhattan Movement and Art Center, just a few blocks from the tents at Lincoln Center. (more...)

The New School to Present RECONSTRUCTION 3.0 Inspired by Louis Vuitton, 2/14The New School to Present RECONSTRUCTION 3.0 Inspired by Louis Vuitton, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

As an exciting conclusion to New York Fashion Week, students from Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and the Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Program will debut Reconstruction 3.0: Life is a Journey, an evening of live performances featuring original music, dance and fashion inspired by Louis Vuitton and its heritage of travel. The invitation-only performance will take place on February 14 at the Manhattan Movement and Art Center, just a few blocks from the tents at Lincoln Center. (more...)

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