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Jazz Dispensary Announces Partnership With Vinyl Me, Please Photo Jazz Dispensary Announces Partnership With Vinyl Me, Please
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Jazz Dispensary, the branch of Craft Recordings that answers to a higher power, is thrilled to announce a partnership with Vinyl Me, Please

1989 Recording of 'Big House' to Be Released As Never-Before-Heard Track From World  Photo 1989 Recording of 'Big House' to Be Released As Never-Before-Heard Track From World Goes Round
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

WORLD GOES ROUND, a supergroup which formed in the late 80s but whose recordings were never released, will be releasing a never-before-heard track titled 'Big House' on Viper Records on May 29.

Full Cast Announced for THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE's HENRY VI PART III Photo Full Cast Announced for THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE's HENRY VI PART III
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

The Show Must Go Online today announced the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part III.

Birdland Jazz Club Has Adjusted Their Schedule For March Photo Birdland Jazz Club Has Adjusted Their Schedule For March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club has adjusted its schedule for March. See below for the changes: 

Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announces March 9 - March 22 Lineup Photo Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announces March 9 - March 22 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced listing for March 9 through March 22: 

Birdland Has Released its Schedule for March 2 - March 15 Photo Birdland Has Released its Schedule for March 2 - March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include John Pizzarelli (The Swing 7 and Quartet), Steve Ross, Erena Terakubo and Nana Quintet, Leanne Borghesi & Marta Sanders, Constantine Maroulis, Michelle Lordi and David Berger Orchestra.

Mad Dogs & The Englishman Will Play The Cannery in March Photo Mad Dogs & The Englishman Will Play The Cannery in March
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Cannery Casino Hotel will bring various top entertainers to The Club in March, including โ€œMad Dogs & The Englishman โ€“ Tribute to Joe Cocker,โ€ funk band WAR, R&B and jazz singer-songwriter Jeffrey Osborne and rock bands LIT & Marcy Playground. Guests can also enjoy free live entertainment at Pin-Ups Bar throughout March.

NYYS Jazz And Saxophonist Steve Wilson Celebrates Charlie Parker At Jazz At Lincoln C Photo NYYS Jazz And Saxophonist Steve Wilson Celebrates Charlie Parker At Jazz At Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) continues its 2019-2020 season with a performance by the 17-member NYYS Jazz ensemble on Monday, March 9, 2020 in two sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, at Dizzy's Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, led by Director Andy Clausen. Titled Celebrating Charlie Parker @ 100, and featuring saxophonist Steve Wilson, the performances pay homage to Charlie Parker's centennial, musical legacy, and bebop innovations with selections by Parker, Wilson, Bennie Moten, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and more. NYYS Jazz will also give the world premiere of the NYYS First Music commission In the Shadow of Tall Giants by Devin Reilly.

The BB King Blues Band & The BB King Estate Have Joined Forces Photo The BB King Blues Band & The BB King Estate Have Joined Forces
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

The B.B. King Blues Band are thrilled to announce their new partnership with The B.B. King Estate. This joint venture now finds the two forces working together to bring the world The B.B. King Experience, the band's new working name. In addition to the upcoming world tour (dates listed below), the single 'Rock Me Baby' featuring George Benson, Tito Jackson and Claudette King will be released this summer.

Shawn Mullins, Sheila E., Alejandro Escovedo and More are Heading to City Winery Photo Shawn Mullins, Sheila E., Alejandro Escovedo and More are Heading to City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Grammy-nominated Americana artist Shawn Mullins, Queen of Percussion Sheila E., Mexican American rock musician Alejandro Escovedo and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, January 17 at noon. Tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago.

DACAMERA Presents John Scofield Quartet On October 4 Photo DACAMERA Presents John Scofield Quartet On October 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

Da Camera of Houston's 2019a?"20 season begins its jazz series with the long-awaited Da Camera debut of the John Scofield Quartet at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center on Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. A lauded powerhouse jazz guitarist and composer, Scofield will be joined in Houston by Bill Stewart, drums; Vicente Archer, bass; and George Colligan, piano and organ, subbing for Gerald Clayton

New York Youth Symphony Announces Its 57th Season Of Concerts And Venues Photo New York Youth Symphony Announces Its 57th Season Of Concerts And Venues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), is proud to continue its mission of educating and inspiring young musicians through its Orchestra, Jazz, Chamber Music, Composition, Musical Theater Composition, Apprenticeship Conducting, and First Music commissioning programs. This season includes seven world premieres of new works commissioned through the First Music program, composed for the Orchestra, Jazz, and Chamber Music ensembles. The season also features renowned and up-and-coming soloists including prodigy pianist Harmony Zhu, 2019 Sphinx Competition winner cellist Sterling Elliott, and leading young pianist Michelle Cann in the Carnegie Hall premiere of Florence Price's recently re-discovered Piano Concerto in One Movement with NYYS Orchestra, as well as in-demand drummer Matt Wilson, celebrated saxophonist Steve Wilson, and trombone virtuoso Wycliffe Gordon with NYYS Jazz. The complete NYYS 2019-2020 concert calendar follows at the end of this press release.

Newport Jazz Festival Continues 65-year Tradition Of Presenting Leading Vocalists Photo Newport Jazz Festival Continues 65-year Tradition Of Presenting Leading Vocalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

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.

Newport Jazz Festival Explores Relationship Between Jazz & Hip-Hop Photo Newport Jazz Festival Explores Relationship Between Jazz & Hip-Hop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

There is a definite relationship between rap and jazz. Musicians improvise with notes. Rappers improvise with words. Many of the great hip-hop recordings featured samples from some of the greatest jazz albums. So it should be no surprise that there are rappers who are not only comfortable in post-bop sonic settings, but can also deliver some swinging verses themselves. The result of this fusion of styles, motifs, and genres is a corps of instrumentalists who are influenced by rappers, who in turn, are influenced by musicians. 

Worthing Theatres Announce Their Jazz Cafe Season 2019 Photo Worthing Theatres Announce Their Jazz Cafe Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Worthing Theatres have announced their latest Jazz Cafe season at the Pavilion Cafe Bar, which runs from 24 July to 18 December. Where customers can enjoy a Wednesday evening in the company of highly acclaimed jazz artists, whilst enjoying a range of drinks, and a selection of food ready to order from the menu, all accompanied with exquisite views overlooking Worthing seafront.

Billboard Chart-Topping Jazz Artist Keiko Matsui Returns To The McCallum Photo Billboard Chart-Topping Jazz Artist Keiko Matsui Returns To The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 4, 2019

The McCallum Theatre and Jim "FITZ" Fitzgerald co-present Keiko Matsui on Saturday, February 23, at 8:00pm as part of the Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum series. A producer, contemporary jazz pianist and composer, Keiko Matsui's career spans three decades, over twenty CDs, and numerous continents receiving international acclaim. Her music transcends geographic, generational, and musical boundaries and her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following. 'Music has no borders and it creates a oneness among people,' confides Matsui. 'There have been many occasions when I have felt like music saved me. There is a connection between my fans and I, and together in my music we are sharing harmony.'

Tickets Are on Sale Now for the 2019 Alamo City Jazz Series Photo Tickets Are on Sale Now for the 2019 Alamo City Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The beloved Ft. Sam Houston Jazz Series now has a new home and a new name. The 2019 Alamo City Jazz Series, sponsored in part by San Antonio Parks Foundation, will be held at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Mary's St.) in San Antonio, TX. The series kicks off with Love, Jazz & Romance Featuring Jonathan Butler on February 14, 2019 at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now.

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center For The Arts Presents Jeffrey Osborne Photo The Lisa Smith Wengler Center For The Arts Presents Jeffrey Osborne
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The "number one hit maker of the 1980s" (Radio and Records), Jeffrey Osborne brings his soulful sounds to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Saturday, January 12 at 8 p.m. 

A GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ Christmas Comes To Ovens Auditorium Photo A GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ Christmas Comes To Ovens Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Ovens Auditorium will host  Kirk Whalum's 7th Annual Chrismas Tour A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas on Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets range from $41 to $72 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change

Award-Winning Pianist-Composer Daniel Szabo Debuts New Music at Blue Whale Photo Award-Winning Pianist-Composer Daniel Szabo Debuts New Music at Blue Whale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Pianist-composer Daniel Szabo debuts a stunning set of new music in his Fuzzy Music album pre-release concert at Blue Whale, Friday, November 9 at 9:00pm.

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