Billy Strayhorn News

Date of Birth: November 29, 1915 (101)
Gender: Male
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Marcus CenterJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. The orchestra makes a return to the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

SONGBOOK SUMMIT, Featuring Tunes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and More, Coming to 59E59 TheatersSONGBOOK SUMMIT, Featuring Tunes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and More, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome 59E59 favorites Peter & Will Anderson with SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

Saxophone Summit, Eric Comstock & Sean Smith and More Coming Up at Birdland This SummerSaxophone Summit, Eric Comstock & Sean Smith and More Coming Up at Birdland This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 26-July 2, including Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and Greg Osby, Nancy Valentine, Eric Comstock and Sean Smith, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Melissa Errico, Karrin Allyson, Cast Party and More Coming Up at Birdland This JulyMelissa Errico, Karrin Allyson, Cast Party and More Coming Up at Birdland This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2017 lineup, featuring The Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars, Alicia Olatuja, Karrin Allyson, Louis Hayes Quintet, Joe Alterman Trio, Nestor Torres, Melissa Errico, Mark Winkler, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pinchas Zukerman Trio, Ella Fitzgerald Tribute and More on Nichols '17-18 SeasonPinchas Zukerman Trio, Ella Fitzgerald Tribute and More on Nichols '17-18 Season
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2017-18 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series, featuring the Music Institute's renowned faculty and an array of stellar guest artists. All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. (more...)

Reservoir Acquires Century Media's Music Publishing CatalogsReservoir Acquires Century Media's Music Publishing Catalogs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As announced in Billboard, Reservoir has acquired the music publishing catalogs associated with heavy metal, progressive rock, indie, and punk rock record label group Century Media. (more...)

MFAH Presents 5th Annual Jazz on FilmMFAH Presents 5th Annual Jazz on Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

On four weekends in June, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the fifth edition of Jazz on Film. Organized by returning guest curator Peter Lucas, this year's Jazz on Film series includes eight films highlighting jazz soundtracks and legendary musicians. (more...)

Independent Music Publisher Reservoir Partners With Big Life ManagementIndependent Music Publisher Reservoir Partners With Big Life Management
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

New York based independent music publisher Reservoir, which counts Reverb/Reservoir Music in the UK as part of its global operations, has announced a new partnership with London based music management company Big Life Management and its music publishing arm Big Life Music. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on BroadwayNobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Vivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC ReturnVivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - has announced her new album 'Standards and More.' (more...)

DECFA to Screen Duke Ellington's TV Special A DRUM IS A WOMANDECFA to Screen Duke Ellington's TV Special A DRUM IS A WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will present a special screening of Duke Ellington's rarely seen TV special, A Drum Is A Woman at the Paley Center for Media (25 West 52nd Street) on Friday, March 24, from 3:00 to 4:45 PM. The event is the second installment in DECFA's new MOOD ELLINGTON series of special programs focusing on the musical legacy of Duke Ellington -- America's most productive composer of the 20th century. (more...)

Rosenwinkel & Caipi CD Release Celebration and More Coming Up at BirdlandRosenwinkel & Caipi CD Release Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 13-March 19, including Kurt Rosenwinkel and Caipi CD Release Celebration, "Songwriter Circle" featuring Paul Scott Goodman, Neil Berg, Gabe Violett, Rita Harvey, Selda Said & Derek Gregor, Eric Comstock, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Cataloger Charles Morrow on George C. WolfeNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Cataloger Charles Morrow on George C. Wolfe
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Feb 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Charles Morrow, Cataloger at the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive on: George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Birdland Anounces March 2017 ScheduleBirdland Anounces March 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Reservoir Signs Multi-Platinum Grammy-Nominated Producer Just Blaze to Worldwide Publishing DealReservoir Signs Multi-Platinum Grammy-Nominated Producer Just Blaze to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

As reported in Forbes, Reservoir announces the signing of multi-Platinum Grammy-nominated producer Just Blaze to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement, which marks Blaze's first-ever global publishing deal, includes rights to his entire catalog including future works. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Nancy Valentine to Sing the Music of Billy Strayhorn at APAP ShowcaseNancy Valentine to Sing the Music of Billy Strayhorn at APAP Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Nancy Valentine will perform 'LOVESOME: Nancy Valentine Sings The Music Of Billy Strayhorn' as part of this year's APAP Showcase on Today, January 6th, 2017. (more...)

Nancy Valentine to Sing the Music of Billy Strayhorn at APAP ShowcaseNancy Valentine to Sing the Music of Billy Strayhorn at APAP Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Nancy Valentine will perform 'LOVESOME: Nancy Valentine Sings The Music Of Billy Strayhorn' as part of this year's APAP Showcase on Friday, January 6th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Momentum Dance Theatre's JAZZ HIP HOP NUTCRACKERBWW Review: Momentum Dance Theatre's JAZZ HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
by Roger Catlin - Dec 13, 2016

Of the variations of Tchaikovsky's classics that take over the holiday season, Duke Ellington's 'The Nutcracker Suite' is one that's had staying power. The 1960 arrangement with Billy Strayhorn showed an irreverent, relaxed, cool jazz approach, with a sense of humor. (more...)

Music Institute and Dance Chicago to DUKE IT OUT! with Nutcracker AdaptationMusic Institute and Dance Chicago to DUKE IT OUT! with Nutcracker Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago collaborates with Dance Chicago to present a family concert, 'Duke It Out!,' Today, December 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (more...)

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