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Olli Soikkeli Trio Comes to the Cotuit Center for the Arts

The Cotuit Center will welcome the Olli Soikkeli Trio for what is sure to be an amazing concert on Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm. The lineup features Olli Soikkeli on guitar, Paul Sikivie on bass, and Joe Peri on drums.

The Django to Welcome Today's Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesday Nights This Summer

THE DJANGO will bring another month of stellar jazz by some of the field’s heroes alongside young, emerging artists.

Dizzy's Club Highlights Jazz Icons and Emerging Artists in December, Celebrating the Holiday Season

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club continues its return to in-person concerts with a full slate of performances throughout December, lighting up the winter season with the swing that has made the club a year-round favorite for local jazz aficionados, out-of-town visitors, and live music lovers.

Birdland Announces November Programming Featuring Jason Kravits, Linda Purl with Billy Stritch Trio & More

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Bill Charlap Duets with Houston Person, Jon Faddis, Chris Potter and Ron Carter, Peter Cincotti, Jihye Lee Big Band, The Hot Sardines, and more.

New York Philharmonic Adds Newly Recorded Concert to NYPhil+

The concert is conducted by Tito Muñoz in his Philharmonic debut, and features pianist Aaron Diehl as soloist in selections from Mary Lou Williams’s Zodiac Suite (in which he is joined by bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Aaron Kimmel) and William Grant Still’s Out of the Silence, from Seven Traceries. 

New York Philharmonic Announces New On-Demand Streaming Service NYPhil+

The New York Philharmonic has announced NYPhil+, the Orchestra’s new on-demand streaming service, available today. For $4.99 per month or $50.00 per year, subscribers to the platform can access newly recorded programs and historic performances.

Birdland Has Released Its January Schedule

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are kicking off the new year with a star-studded January schedule! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, under the direction of Scotty Barhart and special guest vocalist Carmen Bradford; Karrin Allyson as she pays tribute to Mose Allison; and the Hot Sardines, among others!

All-Star Jazz Ensemble Artemis Make Carnegie Hall Debut On December 7

On Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., jazz supergroup Artemis make their Carnegie Hall debut in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Each renowned for their outstanding solo work, these powerhouse musicians including Cécile McLorin Salvant (Vocals), Renee Rosnes (Music Director and Piano), Anat Cohen (Clarinet and Bass Clarinet), Melissa Aldana (Tenor Saxophone), Ingrid Jensen (Trumpet), Noriko Ueda (Bass), and Allison Miller (Drums) captivate audiences with bold new arrangements of classics by The Beatles to Thelonious Monk, as well as strikingly original compositions by the group's members.

Newport Jazz Festival Continues 65-year Tradition of Presenting Leading Vocalists

From Duke Ellington's rocking rhythms, Thelonious Monk's melodious thunks to Mary Lou Williams' spiritual swing and Michel Camilo's island improvisations, the Newport Jazz Festival has been the premier showcase for pianists for decades. This year's edition features a wide variety of keyboardists, shaping the state of jazz to come.

Newport Jazz Festival Continues 65-year Tradition Of Presenting Leading Vocalists

From Ella Fitzgerald's rapid fire scats, Sarah Vaughan's divine voice, Billie Holiday's fine and mellow artistry and Betty Carter's bebop, the Newport Jazz Festival has been Ground Zero for jazz vocalists for six decades. And, this year's 65thedition is no exception.

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents Aaron Diehl Trio VIRTUOSO AT PLAY

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents Aaron Diehl Trio Virtuoso at Play Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series March 28, 2019.

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents Aaron Diehl Trio VIRTUOSO AT PLAY

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents Aaron Diehl Trio Virtuoso at Playon Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8pm as part of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Seriesat Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave (enter 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Avenues), NYC.

Renowned Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl Performs At The Lincoln

Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought-after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what the New York Times describes as 'melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.' Diehl's meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today's generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry.

Cécile McLorin Salvant Launches Jazz Club At The Soraya

The Soraya's Great Hall will be transformed into the coolest of the cool intimate New York nightspot as "Jazz Club" arrives at The Younes and Soraya Center for the Performing Arts this spring.  Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant kicks off "Jazz Club" with her unmatched range that soars to the rafters and dives to earthy depths. She continues the legacies of the greats-Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday-and tackles racial stereotypes by performing forgotten numbers from the vaudeville and minstrel eras stretching back more than a century. McLorin Salvant performs two nights, April 18 & 19 at The Soraya's Jazz Club located on the campus of CalState University, Northridge.

Bill Charlap Trio & Cecile McLorin Salvant Celebrate Bernstein At The Broad Stage

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage presents Bill Charlap Trio with C cile McLorin Salvant performing Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein on Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm. Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial with two premier jazz musicians. Known for his interpretations of classic American songs, pianist Bill Charlap and his trio is joined by rising-star vocalist C cile McLorin Salvant for an evening of Bernstein favorites.

LOVE WINS to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund

The Love Wins! concert will feature Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O with DownBeat and JazzTimes poll winning drummer Matt Wilson, Paul Sikivie on bass and Jeff Lederer on saxophone, as well as an all-star group featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Ren Marie, Grammy Award winner Bill Charlap on piano, Grammy-nominated bassist Rufus Reid and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene , who is WCSU co-coordinator of Jazz Studies and associate professor of Music. The event is hosted by the WCSU Department of Music.

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant Makes Segerstrom Center Debut This Weekend

Segerstrom Center welcomes emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant in four powerful performances this weekend, November 14 & 15 in Samueli Theater and will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist/composer Aaron Diehl.

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 11/14-15

Segerstrom Center welcomes emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant in four powerful performances on November 14 & 15 in Samueli Theater and will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist/composer Aaron Diehl.

Nikki M. James, Sherrie Rene Scott & More Set for 54 Below this Week

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosheris the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more:

54 Below Launches 'WBGO Jazz Series', 4/2-5/14

The 54 Below WBGO Jazz Series will feature weekly Tuesday evening shows by jazz artists curated by the famed veteran Jazz programmer, Todd Barkan. Just around the corner from Swing Street, these seasoned jazz performers come to Broadway's Nightclub to play and sing the night away in grand style. The series is sponsored by the WBGO, the country's premier jazz radio station, promising a truly classic only-in-New York experience.

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