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Kurt Elling to Celebrate New Album PASSION WORLD at Birdland, 6/10-13Kurt Elling to Celebrate New Album PASSION WORLD at Birdland, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Kurt Elling, the preeminent male vocalist in jazz, will release Passion World - his fifth album from Concord Records - on June 9. For his most ambitious project yet, Elling casts his net far and wide around the globe, using songs rooted in Iceland (Bjork's 'Who Is It') to Ireland (U2's 'Where The Streets Have No Name'), France (Edith Piaf's 'La Vie En Rose') to Brazil (Dorival Caymmi's 'Voce Ja Foi a Bahia?') and beyond, to explore the passionate forces that shake our souls. Elling - a Grammy Award winner and 10-time Grammy Award nominee - will launch Passion World with a weeklong engagement at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) from June 10-13. (more...)

Chan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & MoreChan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its spectacular 2015/16 concert series, bringing a staggering array of virtuosic musicians, spirited vocal wonders, thrilling débuts, and anticipated returns to the acoustically exquisite Chan Shun Concert Hall. From passionate flamenco to cherished American folk, from energized West African pop to stirring Indian sitar music, the season's performances defy standards and transcend genres, promising to inspire and amaze. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Finding Jeremy JordanBWW Reviews: Finding Jeremy Jordan
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 27, 2015

The real Jeremy Jordan took to the stage at the Sorenson Center for the Arts on the campus of Babson College in his Boston concert debut, JEREMY JORDAN: BREAKING CHARACTER. Known for iconic roles on Broadway, television, and film, his appreciative fans discovered that Jordan is an interesting character on his own terms, even when he is not portraying a character, and greeted his original song compositions with enthusiasm equal to that for his better-known show tunes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adrienne Haan Debuts New Show ROCK LE CABARET! at the Cutting RoomPhoto Flash: Adrienne Haan Debuts New Show ROCK LE CABARET! at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Adrienne Haan, one of Europe's and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars, debuted her new show, Rock Le Cabaret! at The Cutting Room on April 18. Haan was joined by her five-piece rock band for a rock version of French chansons from the 1920s and 30s. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 4 - May 10, featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, Daniel Reichard in a special Mother's Day concert, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

2015 YoungArts New York Program to Kick Off Next Week2015 YoungArts New York Program to Kick Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The National YoungArts Foundation's 2015 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 27 to May 3 and will offer life changing experiences to more than 100 aspiring artists -- all of whom are 2015 YoungArts Winners. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 SeasonCelebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

?The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2015-2016 season today, marking 77 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 with author and speaker David Sedaris. In total, the 2015-2016 season will include 48 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2015-16 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Albany Symphony to Present 'The American Music Festival: Migrations'Albany Symphony to Present 'The American Music Festival: Migrations'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Albany Symphony and Music Director David Alan Miller are proud to announce the fourteenth annual American Music Festival, a celebration of great new music by living American composers. This is the culminating event of the Albany Symphony season, and showcases more than 20 new and recent works, including 18 world premieres. The live music experience will take place from May 14, 2015 to May 16, 2015 at EMPAC, located at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala 'The World of Duke Ellington' Set for 4/29Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala 'The World of Duke Ellington' Set for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Gala, entitled 'The World of Duke Ellington,' will celebrate the indomitable spirit of swing and legacy of Duke Ellington, the most influential figure in American music. (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala Set for 4/29Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala Set for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Gala, entitled 'The World of Duke Ellington,' will celebrate the indomitable spirit of swing and legacy of Duke Ellington, the most influential figure in American music. This special one-night benefit concert will take place on April 29, 2015 - on the 116th anniversary of Ellington's birth - at 7pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the 'House of Swing,' located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. (more...)

DEE DEE'S FEATHERS Set for Release This SummerDEE DEE'S FEATHERS Set for Release This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Dee Dee's Feathers, a journey through the history of New Orleans as told through song and the collaboration of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), is set for release August 11th, 2015, via OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records. Recorded at New Orleans' Esplanade Studios, a studio in a reconverted historical church in the heart of the city that was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the release of Dee Dee's Feathers will be accompanied by tour dates worldwide including stops at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Barbican in London and New York City's famed Apollo Theatre on Halloween. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA), headed by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, the Duke's granddaughter, will celebrate Ellington's 116th birthday this year on Saturday, April 25, with a musical tribute to five other legendary jazz performers from 1 to 3 PM in front of the towering Duke Ellington Statue in the Plaza at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. (more...)

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Billy Strayhorn at Kimmel Center, 5/9Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Billy Strayhorn at Kimmel Center, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Legendary jazz composer Billy Strayhorn's music takes center stage when the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) plays tribute in the Perelman Theater on Saturday, May 9 at 8p.m. Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and under the artistic direction of renowned Philadelphia trumpeter Terell Stafford, the performance celebrates Strayhorn's 100th birthday with a special program including "Take the 'A' Train," "Satin Doll," and Strayhorn's most famous ballad, "Lush Life." (more...)

Brian Gallagher & Megan Hilty, Joey DeFrancesco and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 27Brian Gallagher & Megan Hilty, Joey DeFrancesco and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club will welcome Joey DeFrancesco with The City Rhythm Orchestra, Brian Gallagher in "All That's Ahead" featuring Megan Hilty, Barbara Carroll, and more April 27 - May 3. Details below! (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra, Diane Schuur and More Among Birdland's May 2015 LineupCount Basie Orchestra, Diane Schuur and More Among Birdland's May 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2015 schedule, featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, BossaBrasil, Diane Schuur, Freddy Cole Quartet, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! Scroll down for details. (more...)

THE JOY OF SAX Begins Later This Month at 59E59 TheatersTHE JOY OF SAX Begins Later This Month at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome Peter and Will Anderson with THE JOY OF SAX, featuring Pat Bianchi on the Hammond B-3 Organ. Produced by Reardon-Anderson Music, LLC., THE JOY OF SAX begins performances on Tuesday, April 28 for a limited engagement through Thursday, May 7. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 5 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $45 ($31.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at ?(212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Mondavi Center Announces 2015-16 SeasonMondavi Center Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

?The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis announces its 14th season of performing arts, filled with the leading artists in music, dance and theater, speakers and a collection of films screened with live musical accompaniment. (more...)

Lisa Fischer, Beegie Adair Trio and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 20Lisa Fischer, Beegie Adair Trio and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for the week of April 20 - April 26, featuring Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, The Beegie Adair Trio with Monica Ramey, Natalie Douglas in "Hello Dolly…The Music of Dolly Parton," and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 10, 2015

54 Below presented a special night with LUBA MASON - the Broadway star of Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, The Capeman, among many others, last night and Broadwayworld was there. Fresh off the smash success of the Off-Broadway musical Pretty Flilthy - for which she was hailed as 'outstanding' by The New York Times, 'deliciously droll' by The Hollywood Reporter and 'straight up and affecting' by The New York Daily News - she will present an updated version of her concert Mixtura. Luba's trademarked blend of different musical currents, Mixtura is hybrid musical format consisting of various styles that can also be in any language. The 54 Below evening will include the work of diverse songwriters such as Van Morrison ('Moondance'), Cole Porter ('Love For Sale'), Kander & Ebb ('All That Jazz') and Lou Reed ('Pale Blue Eyes'), in addition to original songs from her Brazilian jazz album Krazy Love. Mixtura will also feature a special version of her breakout number 'Beautiful' by Michael Friedman from Pretty Filthy. You can watch the song 'In Performance' from The New York Times here. Previous incarnations of Mixtura were called 'powerful' by The Huffington Post and 'rapturous musical heaven' by Times Square Chronicles. The evening will feature musical director and arranger Felipe Fournier on vibes. (more...)

BWW Special MAD MEN Feature: Recalling the Golden Era of AdvertisingBWW Special MAD MEN Feature: Recalling the Golden Era of Advertising
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

In this special BWW feature, Chris Pfaff, son of Warren Pfaff, a leading creative figure in the 1960s ad world at J. Walter Thompson, shares a personal reflection on the end of the popular series. (more...)

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