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2016 Town Hall Gala to Honor Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION2016 Town Hall Gala to Honor Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Sunday, October 23 at 4pm at the Princeton Club of New York (15 West 43rd Street), The Town Hall will hold its Annual Gala where they will honor Grammy & Peabody Award-winner Garrison Keillor's acclaimed program A Prairie Home Companion with The Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award (over 150 shows were broadcast live from The Town Hall stage). (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECTThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE BLUES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In their first official engagement, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project, October 5 and 6, 2016 for two performances in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and 2015 MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Michelle Dorrance and renowned versatile singer, songwriter, and guitarist Toshi Reagon combine their energetic ensembles for a dynamic collaboration honoring tap's uniquely beautiful history by pushing the boundaries of the genre.  (more...)

Weill Hall At Sonoma State University's Green Music Center Announces 2016-17 Fifth Anniversary Season, 10/1Weill Hall At Sonoma State University's Green Music Center Announces 2016-17 Fifth Anniversary Season, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Weill Hall at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center (GMC) announces plans for the 2016-17 Fifth Anniversary Season Opening Weekend. The opening night performance Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., features the unparalleled kings of Jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A Gala Dinner will be held at Prelude Restaurant and Patio following the concert, with cuisine provided by Stark & Co. Catering. (more...)

Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPSExplore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (more...)

St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

?The St. James Studio is delighted to once again be a host venue for the EFG London Jazz Festival. Eight events will take place at the St. James over the course of the festival, which will run from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November 2016. (more...)

Chris Jamison, Finalist on 'The Voice', Makes First Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appearance, 12/11Chris Jamison, Finalist on 'The Voice', Makes First Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appearance, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The holiday season brings family, fun, togetherness and music! Experience all of that and more at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday celebration, Highmark Holiday Pops, on December 11-13 and December 19 and 20 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

WMI Welcomes Cucho Valdes in Tribute to Afro-Cuban Group Irakere at Town Hall TonightWMI Welcomes Cucho Valdes in Tribute to Afro-Cuban Group Irakere at Town Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

World Music Institute presents on its new Masters of Cuban Music series one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz: the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdes. (more...)

WMI to Welcome Cucho Valdes in Tribute to Afro-Cuban Group Irakere at Town Hall, 11/10WMI to Welcome Cucho Valdes in Tribute to Afro-Cuban Group Irakere at Town Hall, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

World Music Institute presents on its new Masters of Cuban Music series one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz: the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdes. (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

UPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 SeasonUPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Over the course of 30 years, Harlem Stage has become one of the nation's leading arts organizations, achieving this distinction by commissioning, developing, producing and presenting innovative works by visionary artists of color. Their Fall 2015 season offers a variety of events, including free neighborhood concerts and ticketed headlining events, as well as lectures and roundtable discussions that advance deeper engagement with Harlem Stage's audience. All will take place in the state-of-the art flexible performance space, the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

5th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Welcomes Rachelle Ferrell, 6/19-215th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Welcomes Rachelle Ferrell, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the fifth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) on June 19 - 21, 2015. (more...)

5th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Welcomes Rachelle Ferrell, 6/19-215th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Welcomes Rachelle Ferrell, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the fifth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) on June 19 - 21, 2015. (more...)

'Padme' Marks Recording Debut of Jazz Pianist/Composer Caili O'Doherty'Padme' Marks Recording Debut of Jazz Pianist/Composer Caili O'Doherty
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Pianist/composer Caili O'Doherty steps into the top tier of promising young jazz artists with the release on July 7 of her sparkling debut album, 'Padme,' on her ODO Records imprint. O'Doherty's prowess on acoustic and electric keys, her proclivity for writing airy, flowing melodies, and her clear vision as a leader are much in evidence on the new CD. (more...)

The Nash Announces New LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, 2/27, 3/27 & TodayThe Nash Announces New LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, 2/27, 3/27 & Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Nash announces its new LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, February 27, March 27 and April 24 from 10:30 pm - 1:00 am. The Nash's Last Today Late Night Jam Sessions showcase the wide array of talent in the Valley as musicians drop in to spontaneously perform with the band. (more...)

The Nash Announces New LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, 2/27, 3/27 & 4/24The Nash Announces New LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, 2/27, 3/27 & 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Nash announces its new LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, February 27, March 27 and April 24 from 10:30 pm - 1:00 am. The Nash's Last Today Late Night Jam Sessions showcase the wide array of talent in the Valley as musicians drop in to spontaneously perform with the band. (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...)

Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD INVICTUS Out TodayDrummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD INVICTUS Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

For his second CD, 'Invictus,' which will be released by the drummer's Redefinition Music label today, March 17, Quinerly takes inspiration—and the CD's title—from the 1875 poem by William Ernest Henley (more...)

Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 100th Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Monday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Special guests will include singers Freda Payne, Eloise Laws and Tricia Tahara, with Hale on piano and harp, Lyman Medeiros on bass, John Chiodini on Guitar and Christopher Jones on drums. Holiday, who was born on April 7, 1915 and died in 1959, was one of the most important and influential jazz legends of all time. (more...)

SFJAZZ Awarded CENIC's 2015 Innovations In Networking Award for the Performing ArtsSFJAZZ Awarded CENIC's 2015 Innovations In Networking Award for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

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