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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

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NJPAC Announces 2016's Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocalist FinalistsNJPAC Announces 2016's Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocalist Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

On a Wednesday night in 1942, Newark teenager Sarah Vaughan went to the Apollo Theater to compete in an amateur singing contest. It was the chance to win $10 and a weeklong engagement performing on the Apollo stage. Instead, Vaughan's win launched her career and forever changed the art of jazz vocal music.  (more...)

Judy Kaye to Showcase Cole Porter at NJPAC This NovemberJudy Kaye to Showcase Cole Porter at NJPAC This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye sings all the great Cole Porter numbers ('Love For Sale,' 'Let's Do It,' 'Begin the Beguine') in a 125th anniversary salute hosted by Porter biographer Robert Kimball.  (more...)

Mary Dimino to Host Northeast Film FestivalMary Dimino to Host Northeast Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Line-up Announced for Concert Series HOT JAZZ / COOL GARDEN at Louis Armstrong House MuseumLine-up Announced for Concert Series HOT JAZZ / COOL GARDEN at Louis Armstrong House Museum
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Summer in the city begins on July 4th, Louis Armstrong's traditional birthday, when the Louis Armstrong House Museum kicks off its signature summer concert series Hot Jazz / Cool Garden - now in its 10th year. For three days this summer, hot jazz is served up with red beans 'n' rice in the Armstrongs' Japanese-inspired garden. Birthday cake will be served on July 4th and Hot Jazz / Cool Garden series subscribers will enjoy a soul food luncheon too. It's a wonderful world at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 SeasonJudy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Will Honor Joe Gillie at 'Thanks for the Memories' Fundraiser, 11/7Delray Beach Center for the Arts Will Honor Joe Gillie at 'Thanks for the Memories' Fundraiser, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square invites all to a special evening that will honor former President/CEO JOE GILLIE and raise funds for special programming in his name. (more...)

NJPAC & Concord Music Group Accepting Entries for 4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition Through 9/14NJPAC & Concord Music Group Accepting Entries for 4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is the world's most visible jazz vocal competition of its kind and provides a platform for one outstanding female singer to launch a career in the music industry. The competition started in 2012 and was co-produced by NJPAC and JAZZ ROOTS, a Larry Rosen Production. Jazz fans are invited to review and vote for entries online; then five finalists are selected for a live performance at NJPAC as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, where a panel of expert judges decides the recipient of the SASSY Award. (more...)

Composer James Newton Howard Named New Artistic Director Of The Henry Mancini Institute At University Of Miami Frost School Of MusicComposer James Newton Howard Named New Artistic Director Of The Henry Mancini Institute At University Of Miami Frost School Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

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Ashleigh Smith Wins 3rd Annual Sarah Vaughan Vocal CompetitionAshleigh Smith Wins 3rd Annual Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Ashleigh Smith from Lewisville, Texas won the 3rd Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition held on Sunday, November 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. NJPAC, Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group have created a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. In addition to a recording contract offer, Smith also received a $5,000 cash award. The 2nd Place Winner of the Competition was Shacara Rogers, from Washington, DC, who was awarded a $1,500 cash prize and the 3rd Place Winner was Sarah McKenzie, from Boston, MA, who received a $500.00 cash award. (more...)

GEORGIA ON MY MIND, a Celebration of Ray Charles Comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsGEORGIA ON MY MIND, a Celebration of Ray Charles Comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents, the 2014-2015 JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series, kicks off with a spectacular concert celebrating the musical genius of RAY CHARLES. An Orlando-based Gospel choir will perform in the one night only show, and 91 students and their teachers from West Orange High School will be involved in a pre-show educational experience. (more...)

NJPAC Announces Sarah Vaughn Singing Competition FinalistsNJPAC Announces Sarah Vaughn Singing Competition Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

In 1942, a teenage Sarah Vaughan won the Apollo Theater's amateur singing competition in a legendary performance that served as a launching pad for a career that transformed one of America's original art forms and elevated the craft of jazz vocal music. (more...)

BWW Reviews: High Energy TRACES Leaves Indelible Mark at ArtsEmersonBWW Reviews: High Energy TRACES Leaves Indelible Mark at ArtsEmerson
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 2, 2014

Les 7 doigts de la main makes a high-flying return to open the fifth season of ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage with TRACES, an energetic mix of acrobatics, skateboarding, basketball, and contemporary dance performed by seven amazingly talented young artists. (more...)

The Venetian Las Vegas' GEORGIA ON MY MIND Celebrates the Music of Ray CharlesThe Venetian Las Vegas' GEORGIA ON MY MIND Celebrates the Music of Ray Charles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

It seems that these days everybody has Georgia on their minds. In fact, those lucky enough to be named 'Georgia' have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian Las Vegas box office. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND' Launches at The Venetian Las VegasPhoto Flash: 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND' Launches at The Venetian Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles was welcomed by The Venetian Las Vegas with a star-studded event coinciding with the birthday of Ray Charles. The groundbreaking new show features a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time GRAMMY nominee and DownBeat artist of the year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and GRAMMY award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also features the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition WinnerExclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles to Open at The Venetian this FallGEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles to Open at The Venetian this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Venetian Las Vegas and GOMM Productions, LLC have partnered to bring a special engagement - GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles - to The Venetian Theatre this fall. This groundbreaking new show will feature a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time Grammy award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time Grammy nominee and DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and Grammy award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also introduces the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb. This dynamic ensemble of all-star performers will celebrate the genius of American music, Mr. Ray Charles, through GEORGIA ON MY MIND, in the Venetian Theatre September 18 through October 29, 2014. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Launches Jazz Roots Series Featuring GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, An Evening with Chris Botti & More!Dr. Phillips Center Launches Jazz Roots Series Featuring GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, An Evening with Chris Botti & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the highly acclaimed JAZZ ROOTS - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series to play in the Walt Disney Theater for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. The concert and educational Jazz series includes GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, PINK PANTHER 50: Tribute to Henry Mancini, AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BOTTI and A NIGHT IN RIO. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW, NEWSIES & more!Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW, NEWSIES & more!
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced additional programming for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. With a wide range of shows that include performances of theater, dance, popular music and family entertainment, the Dr. Phillips Center brings the best of national and international talent to Central Florida, which reflects the vision of Arts For Every Life. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's TV Broadcast Premiere of JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC, Airing TonightVIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's TV Broadcast Premiere of JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Coming up tonight, February 28 at 9:00PM EST, PBS will present the national, TV broadcast premiere of Jazz and the Philharmonic, a co-production by the National YoungArts Foundation-a national organization that identifies and supports the next generation of artists-the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and JAZZ ROOTS Producer Larry Rosen. Jazz and the Philharmonic was presented and filmed at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center on January 11, 2013 and is a unique and wholly American concert experience which highlights two of the greatest musical art forms, classical and jazz. Scroll down to see a trailer for the broadcast! (more...)

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