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Montco Jazz Festival Returns, Curated By Vocalist Joanna Pascale

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board presents their second annual Montco Jazz Festival, an industry-leading entertainment offering that, for 2023, will celebrate female-identifying jazz artists across a variety of genres and styles.
Temple University Students and Faculty Perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in April

The award-winning Temple University Jazz Band (TUJB) today announced its return to Jazz at Lincoln Center in a one-night only concert April 16th at 8:00 p.m.
Kurt Elling and Danilo Perez, Paloma, Frank Perowsky Orchestra, And More Coming Up At Birdland

Get details for all the jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running November 29 through December 11. 
Ken Peplowski Quartet, City Rhythm Orchestra, and More to Play Birdland Next Week

Birdland Jazz Club has released jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running November 21 through December 4. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include the Ken Peplowski Quartet, City Rhythm Orchestra, Paloma, Kurt Elling and Danilo Perez, Paloma and Frank Perowsky Orchestra.
Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce Thrilling November 2022 Lineup

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances! 
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Announces Fall and Holiday Jazz Series Featuring Musicians, Vocalists, Dancers & More

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is offering a stellar series of jazz performances with more than two dozen musicians, vocalists, and dancers appearing in West Chester this September through December, hosted by local jazz and blues artist, Sara Michaels.
Mike Holober And Balancing Act's Two-Disc Live Recording DON'T LET GO Out Today

Pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Mike Holober and his octet Balancing Act have released their astounding latest effort, Don't Let Go today on Sunnyside Records.
The Django Announces December Line-Up featuring Lonnie Smith Tributes, Duchess Holiday Show and More

. Today’s leading artists gather on The Django stage to celebrate NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith in special back-to-back tribute concerts 12/9. Two leading pianists make their Django debut: Benito Gonzalez 12/3 followed by Orrin Evans 12/8 leading his new Brazilian project “Terreno Comun”.
The Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra Of Philadelphia Brings Swing To The Holiday Season

The Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia returns to the stage with its annual holiday tradition—The Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia Holiday Celebration, December 18 at 8 p.m. at Penn Live Arts.
Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra Will Perform Basie, Blues, and More Next Month

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) performs the best of Count Basie and other world-renowned jazz artists on Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists Win The First Ever Count Basie Great American Swing Contest

Primary Wave Music Publishing and the Count Basie Estate have announced Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists as the winners of the first ever Count Basie Great American Swing Contest. Chosen out of over thirty entries, Jonokuchi and his band won over the judges with their rendition of the Count Basie classic 'One O'Clock Jump.'
HADESTOWN, A STAR IS BORN, Beyonce, & More Among Winners at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony

The GRAMMY AWARDS Premiere Ceremony took place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. PT. Preceding the 62nd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS telecast, the Premiere Ceremony was hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Imogen Heap and featured a number of performances by current GRAMMY nominees. Performers included classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, jazz legend Chick Corea, folk music supergroup I'm With Her, West African sensation Angélique Kidjo and Best New Artist nominee Yola.
Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List!

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categories. This year's nominees reflect a melting pot of artistic innovation that defined the year in music, showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship of established artists and the industry-shifting impact of rising music creators. Leading nominees Lizzo (8), Billie Eilish (6) and Lil Nas X (6) not only topped the charts but ignited a cultural conversation around their genre-bending hits. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by the Recoding Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers and engineers.
Competition Winners Announced At Multi-Genre International Guitar Festival

Hailing from 50 cities around the world, 15 of the next generation of guitar greats were announced as winners of the seventh annual international Wilson Center Guitar Festival (Guitar Festival) on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Art Of Sound Announces The Return Of Joanna Pascale To Kick Off Unplugged Series

Becoming known as one of Lambertville's leading, underground arts & cultural presenters, The Art of Sound is pleased to announce the return of Joanna Pascale, with her all-star ensemble on Thursday, April 18th, 7pm to perform for their ever-popular, yet best kept secret cultural series titled "The Art of Sound Unplugged. 
Chris Pasin to Play Ornettiquette Jazz Concert at Spring Street Gallery

On April 26 Jazz at the Spring invites you on a sonic joyride with Ornettiquette a stellar band formed by trumpeter Chris Pasin to honor the music of Ornette Coleman, one of the most powerful and creative innovators in the history of jazz. During his career Ornette Coleman, who in 2007 won the Pulitzer Prize for his album "Sound Grammar," overturned the structure of be-bop. Be-bop is a style of jazz which uses the architecture of an underlying tune from the American Songbook as the structure for wide ranging improvised solos. Coleman's idea was to explore melody and do away with the idea of a fixed series of chords. He didn't do away with harmony, but rather created melodies with amazing harmonic implications as the platform for improvisation. Coleman broke through style and structure to seek sound.
CCNY Jazz Festival Returns with Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Free Master Classes & More

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and the City College of New York Jazz Program present the 2017 CUNY Jazz Festival featuring Hammond Organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith.
Bobby Selvaggio's 'Quantum Man' New on Dot Time Records

Bobby Selvaggio's newest recording 'Quantum Man' contains some of his most interesting, adventurous playing/writing to date.
Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016

Highlights of the tour include a five-night run at Birdland in New York City, with appearances at major performing arts centers and colleges in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia.
Bassist/Composer Robert Sabin's New Tentet CD 'Humanity Part II' Out Today

For his bewitching new album 'Humanity Part II,' bassist, composer, and film music aficionado Robert Sabin assembled a brass-heavy tentet in service of a dark, glacial, cinematic sound. The CD, Sabin's third in ten years, will be released on his Ranula Music label today, July 14.

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