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Stearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This JuneStearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

On Friday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 2015 double MAC (Best Male Vocalist, LaMott/Friedman Recording) and Bistro (Outstanding Recording) Award winner Stearns Matthews will team up with pianists/composers/arrangers and twin brothers Adam and Matt Podd for "ME AND THE GERSHTWINS", a musical romp through the songs of two other uber-talented brothers: George and Ira Gershwin. (more...)

Till Bronner Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Sony Music MasterworksTill Bronner Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Sony Music Masterworks
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Sony Music Masterworks is pleased to announce a long-term worldwide recording agreement with star trumpeter Till Brnner. (more...)

Tickets to 59th Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale 5/9Tickets to 59th Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 16–18 go on sale Monday, May 9. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare GalaPhoto Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Kathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaKathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. (more...)

Toni Braxton & More Join Inaugural 'Grammy Park in Brooklyn' LineupToni Braxton & More Join Inaugural 'Grammy Park in Brooklyn' Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Over the course of four days and nine live concert performances, more than 30 artists, collectively honored with 40-plus GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY Awards®, will converge in Brooklyn (more...)

Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the return of singular jazz sensation, Ce?cile McLorin Salvant on May 1 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hot off her 2016 GRAMMY win for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Salvant shares bold new works from the record For One to Love - a heartfelt collection of songs, many of which are written by Salvant herself, that reveal new dimensions of this young vocalist's artistry. (more...)

President & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABCPresident & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABC
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE airing on International Jazz Day, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Tickets to Smith Center's Summer Season, Feat. Alan Cumming, Chris Botti & More, on Sale 4/15Tickets to Smith Center's Summer Season, Feat. Alan Cumming, Chris Botti & More, on Sale 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Smith Center's sizzling Summer Season lineup is here! Tickets for all performances go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. PT. The lineup boasts GRAMMY-winning musicians, stage and film stars, returning favorites and more. (more...)

GRAMMY Winning Artists to Perform at Inaugural GRAMMY Park In Brooklyn This MayGRAMMY Winning Artists to Perform at Inaugural GRAMMY Park In Brooklyn This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

To showcase and celebrate excellence in music across genres, The Recording Academy has partnered with Upsilon Ventures, producer and developer of iconic destinations and visitor experiences and the New York City Mayor's Office to present GRAMMY Park the first GRAMMY-branded, multiday live music experience. (more...)

Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Plymouth's Spire Center for Performing Arts proudly presents the third annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest throughout Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, at 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  Jazz Fest 2016 is produced by Johnny Souza, through the generous sponsorship of Plymouth Rock Assurance Company and Eastern Bank.  Special guest jazz radio host Eric Jackson serves as master of ceremonies for Friday and Saturday's events. (more...)

Mark Murphy Memorial Concert Celebration Set for 3/14Mark Murphy Memorial Concert Celebration Set for 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

The life, career and legacy of the late Mark Murphy, whom the Washington Post described as "a daringly original jazz singer whose unchained improvisational style made him a cult favorite and a powerful influence on a generation of younger performers," will be celebrated with music and reminiscences on Monday, March 14, 2016 at St Peter's Church in Manhattan. (more...)

'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2015-16 Jazz Series on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm with three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, joining forces in a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, Nat King Cole. (more...)

BWW Review: Ann Hampton Callaway Features Marilyn Maye and Kurt Elling in THIS IS CABARET Series at BirdlandBWW Review: Ann Hampton Callaway Features Marilyn Maye and Kurt Elling in THIS IS CABARET Series at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Feb 12, 2016

Last Sunday, New York's Birdland Jazz Club welcomed the third and fourth shows in Ann Hampton Callaway's This is Cabaret series that is subsequently aired on National Public Radio (check local listings for dates and times). As increased exposure is vital to the health of the art form, one can only applaud its emergence. Callaway's special guests (one in each hour segment) were jazz performer Kurt Elling and cabaret Goddess Marilyn Maye. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye and Kurt Elling Join Ann Hampton Callaway in THIS IS CABARETPhoto Flash: Marilyn Maye and Kurt Elling Join Ann Hampton Callaway in THIS IS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

In a regular Birdland event called 'This Is Cabaret,' award-winning singer and radio host Ann Hampton Callaway recasts cabaret as an emotionally engaging experience rather than a place.  Callaway celebrates intimate performances and heartfelt songs from a variety of genres: jazz, Broadway, folk, singer-songwriter, the blues, and more!  Musical guests give intimate performances and share personal insights, live from the legendary stage in New York City. On Sunday, Ann's guests were singer/actress/director/teacher and cabaret icon Marilyn Maye and the Grammy-nominated, hard-swinging jazz singer Kurt Elling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Hosts Kurt Elling & Marilyn Maye at Birdland Radio TapingPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Hosts Kurt Elling & Marilyn Maye at Birdland Radio Taping
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 8, 2016

In her her role of radio host, Ann Hampton Callaway taped two segments of 'This Is Cabaret' at Birdland last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  Check out the photos below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kurt Elling Celebrates Release of New Album at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Kurt Elling Celebrates Release of New Album at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 14, 2016

Kurt Elling, the preeminent male vocalist in jazz, celebrated Passion World - his fifth album from Concord Records at Birdland last night and BroadwayWorld was there - check out photos below (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Highlights of the tour include a five-night run at Birdland in New York City, with appearances at major performing arts centers and colleges in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. (more...)

Cyrill Aimee, Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandCyrill Aimee, Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for November 23 -29, featuring Cyrill Aimee, Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Budapest's Modern Art Orchestra to Perform in DC, NYC This NovemberBudapest's Modern Art Orchestra to Perform in DC, NYC This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Hungarian Cultural Center New York presents the renowned classical and jazz big band Modern Art Orchestra direct from Budapest in a pair of concerts in Washington, D.C. and NYC, led by bandleader/composer/trumpeter Kornel Fekete-Kovacs. (more...)

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