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Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer, saxophonist, and vocalist Caroline Davis’s expression covers a wide range of styles, owed to her shifting environment as a child. From angular, melody-present instrumental outfits to soulful, quirky song writing, Caroline’s persona is recognizably present. As an improviser and saxophonist, she has released six albums under her name and has won Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll Rising Star. Through the years, her work continues to garner praise in domestic and international publications.

Davis has shared musical moments with Lee Konitz, John Zorn, Angelica Sanchez, The Femme Jam, Matt Mitchell, Terry Riley, Miles Okazaki, Geoffrey Keezer, and Billy Kaye, among many others. She regularly sings and writes songs with the experimental R&B band, My Tree. Her composition work has led her to be a resident fellow at MacDowell, The Jazz Gallery, The Rockefeller Estate, and ICE Ensemble Evolution; and she has been awarded Jerome Hill, CMA, and NYFA fellowships. Her compositions often integrate science and music, influenced by her Ph.D in Music Cognition. Caroline is an advocate for gender equity (This Is A Movement, The New School) and abolition (Justice for Keith Lamar).

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SMOKE Jazz CLub Announces March Line-up Including Leading Female Artists, One For All Album Release And More

World-Renowned SMOKE Jazz Club announces its March concert lineup, featuring the album release celebration of One For All Sextet, a birthday tribute to Harold Mabern, and performances by leading female artists Allison Miller and Mary Stallings. Don't miss these incredible shows and more!

Sara Bareilles, Grace McLean, John Behlmann & More to Join ISAAC OLIVER'S LONELY CHRISTMAS at Ars Nova

Ars Nova has revealed an all-star lineup of special guest artists for Isaac Oliver’s Lonely Christmas, a benefit to support Ars Nova. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Hannah Marks Releases Debut LP 'OUTSIDER, OUTLIER' Via Out Of Your Head Records

Alt-rock bassist & composer Hannah Marks has released her debut LP 'Outsider, Outlier' via Out Of Your Head Records. The album is out now and showcases Marks' unique sound and musical style.

2024 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST Celebrates 20 Seasons With the Full Spectrum of Jazz, January 10-18

NYC Winter Jazzfest has announced the initial list of artists to be featured at the 20th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest! Please mark your calendars for January 10-18, 2024.

Alon Nechushtan Presents 'Moving Voices' U.S. Tour Dates

Alon Nechushtan's latest project, Moving Voices, is a jazz performance that aims to amplify immigrant voices and tell stories of extraordinary voyages. Join the international quartet on their East Coast tour in November 2023.

Alt-rock Bassist & Composer Hannah Marks Shares Track 'Jessie's Lullaby'

ALT-ROCK bassist and composer Hannah Marks shares a gentle track and video titled 'Jessie's Lullaby.' New York City based bassist, composer and educator Hannah Marks shares gentle, hopeful ballad and Twin Peaks-inspired video, 'Jessie's Lullaby' out everywhere now.

Vibraphonist-Composer Yuhan Su Looks To Visual Art & Poetry On Star-Studded 4th LP, LIBERATED GESTURE�¿  ​   

New York-based vibraphonist Yuhan Su, a Taiwanese native, has built a reputation as “among the most prominent contemporary voices” (Jazziz) on her instrument. Liberated Gesture, her second release for Sunnyside (and fourth album overall), follows up City Animals from 2018 with a new set of original compositions, a new band of heavyweights and a renewed outlook on art and possibility.

Hannah Marks Announces Debut LP & Shares Title Track 'Outsider, Outlier'

The recording is a testament to her resilience during a tumultuous time, during which she took a deep creative dive into her artistic mission and purpose. The album was recorded at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY with Caroline Davis as the in-studio producer and Meadvin heading up all post-production. It was engineered by Todd Carder and mixed and mastered by Meadvin.

Sarah Elizabeth Charles to be Featured in The Public Theater's Mobile Unit & Joe's Pub's IN TRANSIT Concert Series

The Public Theater's Mobile Unit is returning to the road with Joe's Pub with the latest installment of their collaborative series IN TRANSIT. This project is an intimate concert series that travels throughout New York City, bringing free, accessible, and unique artistry to the Mobile Unit's community partners throughout the five boroughs.

BWW Review: A Boy with Big Dreams: MSMT's JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Maine State Music Theatre opened its Theatre for Young Audiences series with a delightful, energetic, and amusing production of Robin and Clark’s JACK AND THE BEANSTALK that drew a crowd of enthusiastic youngsters, their teachers, parents, and grandparents for the four performances on June 13.

Zilker Theatre Productions Announces Cast for Disney's NEWSIES THE MUSICAL

Zilker Theatre Productions has announced the cast for Disney’s Newsies the Musical for the 63rd year of its free, outdoor, summer musical production in partnership with the City of Austin. T

Violinist Jennifer Koh Receives Best Instrumental Solo Grammy Award For 'Alone Together'

Korean American violinist Jennifer Koh has been awarded the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo for her recording Alone Together, released by Cedille Records and based on her online performance series of the same name created in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial hardship it has placed on many in the arts community. The album features 39 world premiere recordings of new works by established and emerging composers. Ms. Koh received the award at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3. 

2022 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon Schedule Announced + More Shows Added�¿

Today, NYC Winter Jazzfest, Berklee Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice, The New School, and M³ (Mutual Mentorship for Mentorships) announce their new joint initiative This Is A Movement: Towards Liberation, a movement aiming to create a more equitable music industry - particularly in the jazz and creative space  - through the lens of an intersectional Black feminist provocation.

Chamber Music America Awards Nearly $1.3 Million in Grants to the Small Ensemble Music Field

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, today announced the distribution of $1,290,450 through its six grant programs.

Jen Shyu & Sara Serpa's Season Concludes With Six Virtual World Premieres By Womxn Artists

Hosted by M³ Editor-in-Chief Jordannah Elizabeth, each premiere will be followed by a Q&A with the artists, who will answer questions from the audience about their creative process. The performances are streamed via Zoom and may be accessed for free with RSVP. Reserve at JazzMuseumInHarlem.org.

Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa's M³ Initiative to Feature Six Virtual World Premieres By Womxn Artists

After nearly six months working together as part of the Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³) initiative, co-founded by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa to foster creative partnerships among womxn musicians worldwide, the project's inaugural group of artists reconvenes virtually for the world premieres of their new, collaborative M³ commissions on Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET via the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Jen Shyu And Sara Serpa Launch A Mutual Mentorship For Womxn Musicians

Co-founded in spring 2020 by vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu and vocalist-composer Sara Serpa, M³a?"Mutual Mentorship for Musiciansa?"was conceived as an initiative that empowers and elevates womxn musicians around the world (including BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ across generations) in a new model of mentorship comprising four sessions per year with each session culminating in a performance of new collaborative commissions.

Julie Halston, Michael Longoria and More Are Coming to Birdland

Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 

February 2020 Lineup Announced At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis, current GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles, and iconic vocalist Jane Monheit. Internationally recognized trumpeter Rachel Therrien, the Seth Weaver Big Band, and The Voice contestant Melinda Rose Rodriguez will also be performing upstairs. 

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