Indy Jazz Fest Celebrates 20 Years, Unveils 2018 Festival LineupIndy Jazz Fest Celebrates 20 Years, Unveils 2018 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

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. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gilbert Castellanos, Trumpeter, Curator of Three Jazz Concert Series, and Founder of The Young Lions Jazz ConservatoryBWW Interview: Gilbert Castellanos, Trumpeter, Curator of Three Jazz Concert Series, and Founder of The Young Lions Jazz Conservatory
by Ron Bierman - Jul 16, 2018

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. (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To Russell MaloneJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To Russell Malone
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

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.  (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents THE MILLENIAL'S MEET THE MASTERSJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents THE MILLENIAL'S MEET THE MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

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

Coming Live to Twins Jazz!! Tim Whalen, Salim Washington, Benito Gonzalez and More!Coming Live to Twins Jazz!! Tim Whalen, Salim Washington, Benito Gonzalez and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

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. (more...)

The Nash Rings In 2018 With Top Jazz ArtistsThe Nash Rings In 2018 With Top Jazz Artists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

The Nash welcomes the new year hosting a wide array of jazz artists and events. Highlights include the great vibraphonist Warren Wolf on Jan 17, a new 'pro-jam session' with Lewis Nash on Jan 24 and a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement with a new Jazz Meets Poetry event on Jan. 19. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Norfolk (more...)

LOST TEMPO Comes to Boston Playwrights' TheatreLOST TEMPO Comes to Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2017-18 season with Lost Tempo by Cliff Odle. Running from October 5-22, the drama is directed by Diego Arciniegas. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents   LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art FormThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

For one night only, October 7, 2017, six award-winning tap artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, reunite to celebrate their art form in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Featuring D.C. natives Joseph Webb and Baakari Wilder along with Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, this unique performance is choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music by the Lafayette Harris Jr. Quintet. (more...)

Lewis Nash & Others Lead The Nash Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Jazz musicians, students and enthusiasts are invited to hang out at The Nash this summer, jam with other students, learn new techniques, or try out different styles of jazz. From bop to brass, guitar to vocals, the popular jazz club will be buzzing as musicians work with instructors in a wide range of classes and workshops.  The first session begins May 22, with a variety of workshops held throughout the summer. (more...)

The Nash to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Celebrating its 4th Birthday, The Nash hosts an all-out weekend Birthday Bash with a quintet of heavy hitters, The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet. (more...)

59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend of Historic Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, September 18 after a weekend of debut artists, returning masters and new favorites. Over 36,600 fans came through the gates of the Monterey County Fairgrounds during the weekend of September 16-18. The weekend featured a festival record-breaking 115 performances of diverse styles of music from around the globe, from tributes and piano trios; big bands to modern jazz, Cuban, blues and fusion groups, mixed with historic conversations, films, and exhibits. (more...)

Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Claudio Roditi to Kick Off 2016-17 'Music in the Moonlight' Series at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

On Sunday, October 23, at 7pm, Claudio Roditi opens the Luna Stage 2016-2017 'Music in the Moonlight' jazz series, with Brazilliance. Roditi will highlight his original compositions, including 'The Monster and the Flower', 'Piccolo Blues', and 'Ballad for JGL'. He will be accompanied on keyboards by Matt King, a Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition finalist, who has performed with such artists as bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Billy Hart, and guitarist Vic Juris. (more...)

The Nash to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Celebrating its 4th Birthday, The Nash hosts an all-out weekend Birthday Bash with a quintet of heavy hitters, The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet. (more...)

Jazz World Fusion Ensemble Klazz-Ma-Tazz Returns to Cornelia St. Cafe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Violinist Benjamin Sutin and his jazz inspired world fusion ensemble, Klazz-Ma-Tazz will be performing at Greenwich Village cultural hotspot Cornelia Street Cafe tonight, March 8th from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. (more...)

Jazz World Fusion Ensemble Klazz-Ma-Tazz to Return to Cornelia St. Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Violinist Benjamin Sutin and his jazz inspired world fusion ensemble, Klazz-Ma-Tazz will be performing at Greenwich Village cultural hotspot Cornelia Street Cafe next Tuesday, March 8th from 8:00 - 9:00 pm.   (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

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. (more...)

Klazz-Ma-Tazz Set to Play NYC's Cornelia Street Cafe,
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Klezmer/Jazz fusion group Klazz-Ma-Tazz will celebrate the release of their debut album Tangibility, at The Cornelia Street Cafe (New York City), September 2nd, 9:00 pm.  Klazz-Ma-Tazz is an accomplished ensemble that has garnered praise for its dynamic compositions, its improvisational skills, spirit and sense of humor.  While rooted in the jazz idiom, the music reflects the influences of folk music from around the world, particularly from the diverse ethnic backgrounds of the band members themselves.  Among these are Klezmer and Balkan folk music, Indian classical music, Native American tribal dance and English folk music.  On September 2nd, they will perform their entire debut album, Tangibility, as welll as several new pieces that reflect their progressive artistic direction.  Tangibilty will be released on OneTrickDog* Records on September 1st.   (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Neighborhood Week,” an entire week of classical orchestral and chamber music in some of Pittsburgh's most beloved locales. Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be bringing music to the community with different events each day through Friday, September 4. All details about Neighborhood Week, including locations and ticket information, can be found at pittsburghsymphony.org/neighborhood. (more...)

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