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Hugh Masekela

Birth Place: SOUTH AFRICA

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[Broadway, 1988]
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Justin Austin to Star In New York Premiere Of Damien Geter's COTTON at 92NY

2024 Marian Anderson Vocal Award winner Justin Austin will star in composer Damien Geter's COTTON, presented by The 92nd Street Y, New York. Learn more about the premiere and see how to purchase tickets.

Baritone Justin Austin to Perform Solo Recital At Carnegie Hall in March

Baritone Justin Austin will be performing a solo recital at Carnegie Hall on March 5, 2024. Don't miss this impressive performance by the award-winning artist.

Baritone Justin Austin to Perform In Marian Anderson Vocal Award Recital At The Kennedy Center

Baritone Justin Austin performs in Marian Anderson Vocal Award Recital at the Kennedy Center. Don't miss this impressive performance by the winner of this year's Marian Anderson Vocal Award.

Bill Frisell's FIVE and Ambrose Akinmusire's OWL SONG Come to UCLA in October

Legendary Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell’s new band, FIVE and Grammy-nominated trumpeter, vocalist and composer, Ambrose Akinmusire’s ensemble, Owl Song, perform at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) on Saturday, October 14 at 8 pm at The Theatre in Ace Hotel. Learn more about the performance and find out how to get tickets here!

FIVE and Owl Song Come to UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance in October

Legendary Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell’s new band, FIVE and Grammy-nominated trumpeter, vocalist and composer, Ambrose Akinmusire’s ensemble, Owl Song, perform at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) on Saturday, October 14 at 8 pm at The Theatre in Ace Hotel. Learn more about the performance here!

AMERICA'S VOICES AGAINST APARTHEID to Make its U.S. Debut at the Kennedy Center

Get all the details about the U.S. opening of AMERICA'S VOICES AGAINST APARTHEID at the prestigious Kennedy Center. Find out when and where this powerful event will be taking place.

Jazz Is Dead Releases New Single 'No End' Off of Tony Allen JID018 Produced by Adrian Younge

The genius that is Tony Allen departed this mortal world in April of 2020, but not without leaving an unmatched legacy that crossed oceans and borders, bridging cultures and forging a sound that changed music. As the drummer for Fela Kuti’s revolutionary Africa 70, Allen’s polyrhythmic drumming defined Afrobeat.

Jazz Is Dead Announces New Album With Legendary Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen

The genius that is Tony Allen departed this mortal world in April of 2020, but not without leaving an unmatched legacy that crossed oceans and borders, bridging cultures and forging a sound that changed music. As the drummer for Fela Kuti’s revolutionary Africa 70, Allen’s polyrhythmic drumming defined Afrobeat.

Jazz Vocalist Tawanda to Celebrate New Album SMILE at Chelsea Table + Stage in April

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present acclaimed vocalist Tawanda, winner of the 2020 Sarah Vaughan Vocal Jazz Competition and the 2023 Bistro Award for Jazz Vocalist – on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM.

Interview: Daphne Kuhn Chats About Running THEATRE ON THE SQUARE

It's not often I get to talk about theatre happening up in Joburg. However, last year I met Daphne Kuhn - owner and artisitic director of Theatre on the Square - and have seen some of the amazing work done there. This year, I chatted to Daphne about her theatre, the challenges they've faced over the last few years and the exciting future.

Acclaimed Pianist Keiko Matsui Will Perform at Santa Fe Station in April

Acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Grammy-Nominated Jazz Vocalist Somi to Debut at Carnegie Hall in November

Somi is preparing to make her debut performance at Carnegie Hall with her own band on November 18.  This highly-anticipated debut concert will offer a transatlantic mix of modern jazz, soul, and African pop, calling upon Somi's all-star tribute to the great “Mama Africa” on Zenzile.

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! 

Soweto Gospel Choir Brings All-New Show To The Majestic Next Month

Direct from South Africa, the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings an all new concert commemorating the freedom movement in South Africa and the Civil Rights movement in the United States to Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater on Monday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Steven Feifke And Trumpeter Bijon Watson's GENERATION GAP JAZZ ORCHESTRA Now Available

Celebrated Pianist, composer, arranger/orchestrator and conductor Steven Feifke has joined forces with trumpet titan Bijon Watson on the eponymous debut album of their star-studded new ensemble, the Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra.

651 ARTS Announces New Executive Director Toya Lillard

651 ARTS - Brooklyn's premier organization for the African Diasporic performing arts - today named Toya Lillard as the renowned institution's Executive Director. Lillard, who initially joined 651 as Interim Executive Director in May of this year, was appointed in a more permanent capacity by the organization's Board of Trustees to a three-year term in the role.

Jazz, World Music, Early Music, Theatre, Family Fun & More Announced for Penn Live Arts 2022-23 Season

Penn Live Arts has announced its 2022-23 season, curated by Executive and Artistic Director Christopher A. Gruits, and celebrating 50 years of exceptional, multi-disciplinary performing arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

Flushing Town Hall Welcomes Victor Provost in May

On Saturday, May 21st, steel pannist Victor Provost, who is widely regarded as one of the world's leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steelpan, will deliver his signature Trinidadian steelpan performance at Flushing Town Hall. 

New York Jazz Master With New Hampshire Roots Comes Home

He was born and raised in Hudson, New Hampshire. He moved to New York to attend NYU and fine-tune his jazz skills. Now an acclaimed jazz musician, Alex Minasian returns to his home state this Friday, March 11, to perform at Jaffrey's The Park Theatre with his star-filled quartet.

651 Announces Additional Details For Its 2022 FOREWORD, FORWARD: A Bridge Season

651 ARTS, Brooklyn's premier institution for the African Diasporic performing arts, today unveiled additional details for its 2022 season - FOREWORD, FORWARD: A Bridge Season.

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Hugh Masekela has written 1 shows including Sarafina! (Composer/Lyricist).

Hugh Masekela has been nominated for the Outstanding Music category at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on the Broadway show Sarafina.

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