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Jazz Dispensary Rolls Out Two Limited Edition Titles on VinylJazz Dispensary Rolls Out Two Limited Edition Titles on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Two new vinyl titles will be reissued on July 28th as part of Jazz Dispensary's Top Shelf Series: The Elements, a cosmic, four-part improvisation from Joe Henderson featuring Alice Coltrane, and the hard-grooving, politically-charged Harlem Bush Music - Uhurufrom Gary Bartz Ntu Troop. (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz SummitSecond Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

The Nash Announces July Lineup of ArtistsThe Nash Announces July Lineup of Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

 The Nash announces its calendar of shows for July.  The live jazz club features a wide array of jazz styles, jam sessions, lectures and matinee shows to appeal to all tastes and ages. (more...)

Tap City to Present TAP ELLINGTON at Jazz at Lincoln CenterTap City to Present TAP ELLINGTON at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON Slated for Tap City 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln CenterTAP ELLINGTON Slated for Tap City 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

The Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan HoldsworthThe Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan Holdsworth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Iridium will be celebrating the life and music of iconic British guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth with a run of tribute shows July 5-7, 2017.  The tribute shows will feature the Allan Holdsworth Band - Virgil Donati, Steve Hunt, Evan Marian - along with Alex Skolnick, Alex Machacek, Tim Miller, Nir Felder, and surprise guests. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap DanceTAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Even in the studio, the overall feeling of his band and his music is that life is a gas, a spirit very evident on '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House.' (more...)

Virtuoso Guitarist and Composer Gil Gutierrez Makes  Jazz Standard DebutVirtuoso Guitarist and Composer Gil Gutierrez Makes Jazz Standard Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Gil Gutierrez renowned virtuoso guitarist and composer who's performed at prestigious music halls notably the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C will make his debut appearance at the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City on Wednesday, May 24th. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the YearTown Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present the Jazz Epistles, featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela live in New York City for the first time on South African Freedom Day, April 27th. Half a century after recording South Africa's landmark jazz album, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, these original bebop legends reunite for their first North American performance at the Town Hall at 123 West 43rd Street in New York.  (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

Broadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles WrightBroadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles Wright
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April with Broadway in Leimert Park, 27 performances beginningSaturday with Charles Wright, the writer and vocalist of the iconic 'Express Yourself' with the Watts 103rd Street Band, joining Emmy-nominated jazz and blues singer Morrison for a concert that begins at 7 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Jazz Cafe welcomes back, M.F. Production's Latin Jazz All Stars for two hot and spicy nights -one show per night, Saturday, April 1 at 8PM and Sunday, April 2, at 7pm. (more...)

French Shadow Puppet Masters Stereoptik Make Their U.S. Debut at SFIAF with DARK CIRCUSFrench Shadow Puppet Masters Stereoptik Make Their U.S. Debut at SFIAF with DARK CIRCUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

One of the opening night highlights at this year's San Francisco International Arts Festival on May 25 is the French shadow puppet masters Stereoptik, who begin their debut North American tour of Dark Circus at SFIAF prior to an engagement at HERE in New York City. (more...)

The Iridium to Kick Off Four Weeks of Fierce Female Performers This MarchThe Iridium to Kick Off Four Weeks of Fierce Female Performers This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, The Iridium will host four weeks of fierce female performers in celebration of Women's History Month.  (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in AprilThe Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Celebrating innovation and diversity in American ballet, the Kennedy Center presents the return of its weeklong Ballet Across America series, April 17 and April 19-23, for seven performances in the Opera House. Last seen in 2013, and illustrating the most exciting, creative dance happening across America today, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and principal dancer Misty Copeland. (more...)

Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released TodayThird CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

With her sublime new album, 'Akua's Dance,' cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music's deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon's opera-in-progress. Her label Akua's Music will release the new CD on February 10. (more...)

Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released 2/10Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

With her sublime new album, 'Akua's Dance,' cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music's deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon's opera-in-progress. Her label Akua's Music will release the new CD on February 10. (more...)

MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be an eventful year at The Iridium as we continue to host MTV Live Setlist (the episode featuring 'dark girl pop' band MUNA airs this Saturday, February 4 at 9pm ET), and the acclaimed live public television series Front and Center (season 6 airing now at various dates/times across the country)!  (more...)

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