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Harlem Stage Announces 2023 WaterWorks Emerging Artists Cohort

Harlem Stage has announced the 2023 cohort for its WaterWorks Emerging Artists program.

JACK Launches 2022 Performance Festival RADICAL ACTS

After a thrilling inaugural festival in 2021, JACK returns to its DIY roots for their annual performance festival: Radical Acts. From November 9 - 19 JACK will be home to all things radical — radical joy, radical mayhem, radical vulnerability, and radical confrontations with today's pressing issues.

Vocalist Judy Niemack's New Songbook WHAT'S LOVE Out Now Via Sunnyside Records

Jazz vocalist Judy Niemack presents a collection of rhapsodic romantic songs on her album release, What's Love, out now on Sunnyside Records. Following Niemack's lauded 2018 release New York Stories with pianist Jim McNeely and Danish Radio Big Band, What's Love represents a vulnerable side of the lifelong vocalist's artistry.

Franco Ambrosetti's Strings Album 'NORA' To Be Released In Immersive Sound Format

Anchored by a core of world-class musicians (guitarist John Scofield, bassist Scott Colley, pianist Uri Caine, drummer Peter Erskine) and featuring a 22-piece string orchestra conducted by Grammy-winning pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent, Ambrosetti’s Nora is his answer to Charlie Parker with Strings and Clifford Brown with Strings.

John Bailey Sextet Takes the Stage At Rochester Jazz Fest, June 23

Veteran trumpeter/composer John Bailey brings an all-star sextet to the stage at the Rochester Jazz Festival on Thursday, June 23. 

The Django Announces May Schedule Featuring 'Next Gen Series' of Emerging Artists

THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, is celebrating the next generation of jazz with a special concert series this month. During the month of May, The Django welcomes rising stars as part of its new Next Gen Series.

The Django Announces March Line-Up: Celebrating Women's History Month

THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, is commemorating Women’s History Month by hosting more than 20 leading female jazz artists on its stage during March.

Donald Harrison Announces New Music, Honorary Doctorate, Interviews, Live Concerts and More

As the jazz world slowly emerges from the more than year-long pandemic, the New Orleans-born alto saxophonist Donald Harrison – the critically-acclaimed, innovative musician with four decades of experience as an instrumentalist, sideman and leader who has worked with everyone from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri, to the legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. – unleashed a flurry of new projects, along with some prominent news features.

Summer Jazz Workshops Announced at The Nash

Workshops will be held virtually during the first week of June. Beginning June 7, if all participants agree, the workshops may expand to meeting in-person, practicing safety guidelines from the CDC.

Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series Acoustic Sounds Celebrates Impulse! Records 60th Anniversary

The Impulse! 60 series will kick off on May 14 with two of the four releases that launched the label known as The House That Trane Built, in 1961: Ray Charles’ singular and long-out-of-print Genius + Soul = Jazz and Gil Evans Orchestra’s superb Out of the Cool. Charles’ album will also be made available digitally for the first time in years.

Lenora Zenzalai Helm Returns After Nine-Year Recording Hiatus with FOR THE LOVE OF BIG BAND

Nine years since her last recording hit the charts, Lenora Zenzalai Helmreturns to the recording industry with FOR THE LOVE OF BIG BAND (FTLOBB)featuring Tribe Jazz Orchestrain a unique approach to the music of the big band tradition.  Released on March 9 on Zenzalai Music, the new album is Helm's seventh record and her first leading a big band. 

BWW Review: DE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME at The Baby Grand

Paula and George Wolkind's dream of a Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is now a bonafied institution. A sellout crowd at the baby grand on September 22 welcomed not only musical legends but also historians, DJ's and promoters who have had and continue to have a profound influence on the music scene.

Birdland Presents Ron Carter's Great Big Band And More Week Of September 30

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Bruce Harris, Julie Halston, and more!

Diana Degarmo & Ace Young, Julie Halston, And More Come To Birdland In October

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:

Franco Ambrosetti Leads All-Star Group on New Album

One of the most revered figures on the European jazz scene, Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti has maintained a strong affinity for the music since debuting as a leader in 1965 with A Jazz Portrait of Franco Ambrosetti. Now approaching his 78th birthday in December, Ambrosetti is still swinging after all these years, which is very much in evidence by his latest recording, Long Waves. An all-star session recorded in January, 2019 in New York City, Ambrosetti's 28th as a leader overall and second for the Swiss-based Unit Records features celebrated guitarist John Scofield, pianist Uri Caine, bassist Scott Colley and legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette.Together they interact on an intimate level, displaying remarkable chemistry on seven tracks. 'It was like a constant dialogue,' said Ambrosetti of the empathetic session. 'After one rehearsal, I felt like I had played with this group every night for the last five years.'

Indy Jazz Fest Celebrates 20 Years, Unveils 2018 Festival Lineup

Now celebrating 20 years as a mainstay in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene, the annual Indy Jazz Fest returns in 2018 with a 10-day lineup celebrating the legacy of jazz, modern masters and the discovery of new jazz stars. Indy Jazz Fest returns this year with "The Big Beat" to celebrate and honor the spirit of Art Blakey. This year's festival features Jazz new stars, Indianapolis' notable performers and award winning national acts.

BWW Interview: Gilbert Castellanos, Trumpeter, Curator of Three Jazz Concert Series, and Founder of The Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

It's a marriage committed to musical excellence. Jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos says of his wife Lorraine, 'She's a classically trained guitarist, and her practice can be intimidating at times.' That helps motivate him to practice more, usually four or five hours a day. But she has said, his practicing inspires her to practice more because she feels guilty if she doesn't. Fortunately for the couple, and perhaps the neighbors, they both have successful careers that prevent them from escalating into a friendly, but potentially fatal, competition.

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To Russell Malone

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz closes its 46thseason with a tribute to lauded jazz guitarist Russell Malone. A mainstay on the Manhattan music scene since the 1980s, as well as a regular at international festivals and concert halls, Russell has attracted critical and fan recognition for his work as an accomplished leader and in-demand sideman. 

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents THE MILLENIAL'S MEET THE MASTERS

The Highlights In Jazz 46th Season continues Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 8 P.M., when The Millennials Meet The Masters.

Coming Live to Twins Jazz!! Tim Whalen, Salim Washington, Benito Gonzalez and More!

Griffith Kazmierzcak, tpt Ben Frock, tpt Joe Herrara, tpt Chris Frick, pn Jim Hanna, prc Ian Trusheim, bs Kelton Norris, dm Warm the season up with Leo's Maximal Latin Jazz Trumpets!! Arrangements of the music of Tadd Dameron, Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown, original compositions, and more. Leo Maxey is a Baltimore area jazz trumpeter. Reared in Augusta, GA, he began his musical studies under the tutelage of his father Leonard Maxey, Sr. and Darian Washington and studied with the likes of local greats John Bradley, Michael Katterjohn, and Todd Jenkins. He holds tenure with the BCJO and has performed with artist to include the David Murray Baltimore Big Band, Frankie Ruiz, Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, the Whitt Williams Big Band, The Four Tops, The Impressions, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and others. He studied with Alex Norris, Tim Murphy, Gary Thomas, Michael Formanek, Paul Bollenback, Russell Thomas, Robert Blaine, and Darcie Bishop.


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