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'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' Set for Hillwood Recital Hall Tonight'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' Set for Hillwood Recital Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Tonight, November 20, 2014 at 7pm, Producer Jason Samel of Movement Music Records in association with Love Revolution and Gold Coast Arts Center presents 'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' at The Hillwood Recital Hall At Tilles Center on campus at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548. (more...)

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant Makes Segerstrom Center Debut This WeekendVocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant Makes Segerstrom Center Debut This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Segerstrom Center welcomes emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant in four powerful performances this weekend, November 14 & 15 in Samueli Theater and will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist/composer Aaron Diehl. (more...)

David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger Set for Hillwood Recital Hall, 11/20David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger Set for Hillwood Recital Hall, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

On Thursday November 20, 2014 at 7pm, Producer Jason Samel of Movement Music Records in association with Love Revolution and Gold Coast Arts Center presents 'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' at The Hillwood Recital Hall At Tilles Center on campus at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548. Net proceeds will benefit the 501 (c)(3) not for profit Gold Coast Arts Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. (more...)

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 11/14-15Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Segerstrom Center welcomes emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant in four powerful performances on November 14 & 15 in Samueli Theater and will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist/composer Aaron Diehl. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, Now thru 6/29MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from today, May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

Rene Marie Set for Kennedy Center w/Eartha Kitt TonightRene Marie Set for Kennedy Center w/Eartha Kitt Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Never before has there been a vocal recording tipping the hat to the divine Ms. Kitt and her fiery, sensual and clever interpretations of songs. (more...)

Rene Marie Set for Kennedy Center w/Eartha Kitt, TodayRene Marie Set for Kennedy Center w/Eartha Kitt, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Never before has there been a vocal recording tipping the hat to the divine Ms. Kitt and her fiery, sensual and clever interpretations of songs. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

Harlem Stage Hosts Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, Now thru 3/15Harlem Stage Hosts Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

NPR Music and WBGO/Jazz 88.3FM to Ring in 2014 with New Year's Eve CelebrationNPR Music and WBGO/Jazz 88.3FM to Ring in 2014 with New Year's Eve Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

WBGO, the jazz source in Newark, NJ, and NPR Music invite you to an all-night New Year's Eve musical feast of jazz, Latin, classical and spirituals. Swing out the old year and ring in the new with listeners from coast to coast and around the world. Beginning December 31 at 9:00 pm and continuing until 5:00 am New Year's morning, the music will feature theDonald Harrison Quintet, Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Paquito D'Rivera and the Kaia String Quartet, Convergence with special guest Larry Goldings and Bobby McFerrin and the spirityouall band. (more...)

Jazz Memorial for Carline Ray to Be Held at Saint Peter's Church TodayJazz Memorial for Carline Ray to Be Held at Saint Peter's Church Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

A Carline Ray Jazz Memorial and Celebration of Life will take place at Saint Peter's Church, NYC today, Monday November 18, 2013 at 7pm. (more...)

Jazz Memorial for Carline Ray to Be Held at Saint Peter's Church, 11/18Jazz Memorial for Carline Ray to Be Held at Saint Peter's Church, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Carline Ray, one of the great jazz pioneers, an activist in women's rights, a performer and educator, and an active member of Saint Peter's Church, died at Isabella House in Manhattan on July 18, 2013. She was 88 years old. (more...)

ALL NITE SOUL 2013 Honors Barry Harris and Sheila Jordan TonightALL NITE SOUL 2013 Honors Barry Harris and Sheila Jordan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

On this, the 43nd anniversary of All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's - the Jazz Church - is thrilled to honor pianist Barry Harris and vocalist Sheila Jordan. All Nite Soul begins tonight, October 13 at 5 PM with Jazz Vespersand vocalist Catherine Russell honoring Carline Ray (bassist and vocalist), and goes intofull swing at 7 PM with a concert of over 80 musicians honoring Barry Harris (pianist) and Sheila Jordan (vocalist), National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters who began their musical careers in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

All Nite Soul to Honor Barry Harris & Sheila Jordan, 10/13All Nite Soul to Honor Barry Harris & Sheila Jordan, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's will honor pianist Barry Harris and vocalist Sheila Jordan. All Nite Soul begins on Sunday, October 13 at 5 PM with Jazz Vespersand pianist/organist Sarah McLawler and Les Jazz Femmes, and goes into full swing at 7 PM with a concert of over 80 musicians honoring Barry Harris (pianist) and Sheila Jordan (vocalist), National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters who began their musical careers in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston to Present Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis 10/27Celebrity Series of Boston to Present Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Celebrity Series of Boston will present Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis,on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 7pm at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Media partner is 89.7 WGBH. (more...)

Gregg Gelb to Close Burning Coal Theatre's MusiCoal Summer Music Series, 9/22Gregg Gelb to Close Burning Coal Theatre's MusiCoal Summer Music Series, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company's MusiCoal Summer Music Series 2013 will conclude with Gregg Gelb and the Second Line Stompers on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 7 pm at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. For further information, call 919.834.4001 or visit Burning Coal online at www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

ALL NITE SOUL 2013 to Honor Barry Harris and Sheila Jordan, 10/13ALL NITE SOUL 2013 to Honor Barry Harris and Sheila Jordan, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

On this, the 43nd anniversary of All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's - the Jazz Church - is thrilled to honor pianist Barry Harris and vocalist Sheila Jordan. All Nite Soul begins on Sunday, October 13 at 5 PM with Jazz Vespersand vocalist Catherine Russell honoring Carline Ray (bassist and vocalist), and goes intofull swing at 7 PM with a concert of over 80 musicians honoring Barry Harris (pianist) and Sheila Jordan (vocalist), National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters who began their musical careers in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

2013 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Kicks Off in Central Park2013 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Kicks Off in Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

City Parks Foundation announces the 21st edition of the beloved late summer jazz favorite, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as 'Bird' (short for 'Yardbird') to generations of musicians. He was born in 1920, and almost sixty years since his death in 1955, he is universally celebrated for single-handedly inventing bebop and bringing jazz into the modern era. (more...)

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