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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...)

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...)

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 - Feb 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 Friday Late Night Jam Sessions showcase the wide array of talent in the Valley as musicians drop in to spontaneously perform with the band. (more...)

Rutgers University Seeks New Executive DirectorRutgers University Seeks New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

Rutgers University is now seeking a new executive director to promote the university's jazz program. (more...)

Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD 'Invictus' to Be Released 3/17Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD 'Invictus' to Be Released 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

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

Highlights in Jazz Concert Series Presents 43rd SeasonHighlights in Jazz Concert Series Presents 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, kicks off its 43rd season on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NY, 10007. (more...)

Photo Coverage: STACY SULLIVAN Brings 'On The Air' to the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: STACY SULLIVAN Brings 'On The Air' to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 17, 2015

Stacy Sullivan will reprise 'On the Air,' honoring the legacy of of Marian McPartland, harmonic genius and composer, who created 'Piano Jazz,' the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio. The show will play one show only at Metropolitan Room on Friday, January 16th at 9:30pm. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below! (more...)

Stacy Sullivan Reprises ON THE AIR at Metropolitan Room, 1/16Stacy Sullivan Reprises ON THE AIR at Metropolitan Room, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2014

Stacy Sullivan, will reprise 'On the Air," honoring the legacy of of Marian McPartland, harmonic genius and composer, who created "Piano Jazz," the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio. The show will play one show only at Metropolitan Room on Friday, January 16th at 9:30pm. (more...)

'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...)

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