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HOMAGE TO ELEANORA Set for Manna House Tonight, TomorrowHOMAGE TO ELEANORA Set for Manna House Tonight, Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Entertainer, vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames presents his annual celebration of Billie Holiday at 'Homage To Eleanora'  on Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9th at Manna House Workshops  (338 E. 106th Street)  in East Harlem at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and can be ordered via: http://homagetoeleanora.brownpapertickets.com (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra to Host 2016-17 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz SeriesMinnesota Orchestra to Host 2016-17 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra today announced plans for the 2016-17 seasons of three widely varied series: Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday Concerts, and Jazz in the Target Atrium. Live at Orchestra Hall, a series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores, world music and other genres, is led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall. She conducts many of the series' concerts, including the Minnesota Orchestra debut of Twin Cities rapper-vocalist Dessa, R&B group Boyz II Men, and screenings of the films Ratatouille and Star Trek (2009), with scores performed live. Assistant Conductor Roderick Cox conducts several programs during the 2016-17 season, including two specially-designed matinee family concerts for audience members of all ages. (more...)

HOMAGE TO ELEANORA Feat. Billie Holiday Songbook Set for Manna House Workshops, 4/8-9HOMAGE TO ELEANORA Feat. Billie Holiday Songbook Set for Manna House Workshops, 4/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Entertainer, vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames presents his annual celebration of Billie Holiday at 'Homage To Eleanora'  on Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9th at Manna House Workshops  (338 E. 106th Street)  in East Harlem at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and can be ordered via: http://homagetoeleanora.brownpapertickets.com (more...)

Production Underway for Coleman Family Legacy Documentary ANOTHER KIND OF SOULProduction Underway for Coleman Family Legacy Documentary ANOTHER KIND OF SOUL
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Sterling Worldwide Entertainment, LLC ('Sterling') and George Coleman, Jr. announce the start of production for the full-length feature documentary, 'Another Kind of Soul,' The Coleman Family Legacy. (more...)

Hilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The IridiumHilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

?Hilary Kole will celebrate the release of her new album on the Miranda Music label, The Judy Garland Project, at The Iridium on April 26. The song choices on this stunningly fresh collection of performances of songs from the well-worn repertoire of Judy Garland are based on Hilary's successful live performances of the Judy canon, her 'Over The Rainbow' tribute concerts held the world over. (more...)

Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT Comes to Brooklyn Center for the Performing ArtsRegina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT Comes to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm with Regina Carter's Southern Comfort. (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2016 Season HighlightsInternational Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2016 Season Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (IFAI) today announced highlights of its much-anticipated 2016 season, June 10-25, featuring the U.S. premiere of 'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour,' a critically and audience-acclaimed production from theNational Theatre of Scotland. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne to Host Jazz High Tea 2016Arts Centre Melbourne to Host Jazz High Tea 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Step back to a time of tea dresses and lounge suits for luxurious afternoons of delicious sweet treats and sophisticated jazz at Arts Centre Melbourne. Returning after two sell-out seasons in The Famous Spiegeltent, Jazz High Tea features a different act on the first Sunday of every month until October. Jazz-lovers and newcomers alike will enjoy knockout vocalists delivering jazz classics and derivatives of the chic genre, including blues, soul and gypsy swing. (more...)

Site-Specific SUGAR RAY to Play New Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2/26-3/28Site-Specific SUGAR RAY to Play New Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2/26-3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Sugar Ray Robinson was, pound for pound, the greatest boxer of all time. In his 25-year professional career, from 1940 to 1965, he was boxing history's first winner of five divisional championships (in the middle weight and welterweight divisions). (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to Return to Holland CenterDee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to Return to Holland Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Take a journey through the rich history of New Orleans with Grammy Award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 12th and Douglas streets, Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan CentreDee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents renowned jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irvin Mayfield and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), February 27, 2016 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

A Cappella Ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock to Return to Carnegie Hall Next MonthA Cappella Ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock to Return to Carnegie Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock -- internationally renowned for seamlessly traversing musical genres through vibrant song, dance, and storytelling -- returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. for a performance in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Human Rights Campaign to Honor Tony Award Winner Bill T. JonesHuman Rights Campaign to Honor Tony Award Winner Bill T. Jones
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced that the multi-talented artist Bill T. Jones will be honored at the 2016 Greater New York Gala Dinner (more...)

Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Assembling a stellar cast of rising stars in the worlds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz and classical, Thelonious Monk Competition Winner and Grammy Award-winning bassist Ben Williams pays tribute to the musical legacy of Prince at Harlem Stage, December 11 and 12. Drawing inspiration from his iconic discography, Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince will feature newly imagined arrangements and compositions that celebrate the virtuosity of Prince with a wide range of special guests including vocalists Goapele, Frank McComb and Christie Dashiell, tap dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, poet/emcee/vocalist W. Ellington Felton and additional surprise guests. A guest DJ will spin for the pre-performance mixer and after-party. As a preview to the December 12 performance of Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince, Harlem Stage will present an intimate conversation with Ben Williams. He'll share his creative process forDearly Beloved and discuss the art of re-imagining and arranging works of famous artists. (more...)

2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival Now Accepting Applications2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

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Jazz Musicians to Perform Christmas Favorites at Ware Center, 12/4Jazz Musicians to Perform Christmas Favorites at Ware Center, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Harrisburg native jazz pianist Steve Rudolph will perform with exceptional veteran jazz musicians, vocalist Dred "Perky" Scott and bassist Hassan J.J. Shakur, in a program of jazz interpretations of Christmas favorites on December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ware Center. Favorites will include "Let It Snow," Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," "Little Drummer Boy," "My Favorite Things," "Silent Night," and many more. All tickets include complimentary beverage service which begins at 7:00 PM with the concert beginning at 7:30 PM. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. (more...)

SOPAC to Host GIANTS OF JAZZ 18, 11/28SOPAC to Host GIANTS OF JAZZ 18, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The South Orange Performing Arts Center and John Lee & Jazz Legacy Productions proudly present Giants of Jazz 18, this year honoring jazz pianist George Cables, on Saturday, November 28 at 8 p.m. The night will include performances by jazz luminaries Gary Bartz, Don Braden, Tommy Campbell, Sharel Cassity, Larry Coryell, Sullivan Fortner, Roberta, Gambarini, Mark Gross, Russell Hall, Roy Hargrove, Billy Harper, Jimmy Heath, Freddie Hendrix, Vic Juris, Victor Lewis, Jeb Patton, Justin Robinson, Claudio Roditi, Wallace Roney, Ameen Saleem, Evan Sherman, Lenny White and Buster Williams. There may be late additions to the roster as more artists stop by to honor Mr. Cables. Tickets are $50-$60 and can be purchased online at SOPACnow.org, or by calling the box office at (973) 313-2787. (more...)

'CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944--1948' On Vinyl Available Today On Savoy Jazz'CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944--1948' On Vinyl Available Today On Savoy Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

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Miller Theatre's Jazz Series Opens with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL TonightMiller Theatre's Jazz Series Opens with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2015-16 Jazz series with Anat Cohen Quartet: Celebrando Brasil tonight, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street).  (more...)

Miller Theatre's Jazz Series to Open with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL, 11/7Miller Theatre's Jazz Series to Open with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2015-16 Jazz series with Anat Cohen Quartet: Celebrando Brasil on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street).  (more...)

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