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Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announced at Segerstrom Center Photo Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announced at Segerstrom Center
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the mesmerizing dancers of Alonzo King LINES Ballet performing by visionary choreographer Alonzo King.  

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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

Highlights In Jazz Presents the 47th Anniversary Gala Photo Highlights In Jazz Presents the 47th Anniversary Gala
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 3, 2020

The 48th season of the popular Highlights In Jazz series gets off to a roaring start on Feb. 13, 2020, when producer Jack Kleinsinger presents the Highlights In Jazz 47th Anniversary Gala. Featured performers include bassist Jay Leonhart, pianist Tomoko Ohno, drummer Bobby Sanabria, saxophonist Steve Wilson, percussionist/drummer Memo Acevedo, violinist/mandolinist Aaron Weinstein, and drummer Vito Lesczak. And, in keeping with the beloved HIJ tradition, a surprise special guest will be on hand for the concert, held at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Jack Kleinsinger's HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ Will Kick Off New Season with 47th Anniversary  Photo Jack Kleinsinger's HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ Will Kick Off New Season with 47th Anniversary Gala Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2020

The 48th season of the popular Highlights In Jazz series gets off to a roaring start on Feb. 13, 2020, when producer Jack Kleinsinger presents the Highlights In Jazz 47th Anniversary Gala. Featured performers include bassist Jay Leonhart, pianist Tomoko Ohno, drummer Bobby Sanabria, saxophonist Steve Wilson, percussionist/drummer Memo Acevedo, violinist/mandolinist Aaron Weinstein, and drummer Vito Lesczak. And, in keeping with the beloved HIJ tradition, a surprise special guest will be on hand for the concert, held at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Returns To The Marcus Performin Photo Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Returns To The Marcus Performing Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of year! The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and music director Marcus Printup continue a beloved annual tradition with Big Band Holidays. Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like a?oeJingle Bells,a?? a?oeJoy to the World,a?? and a?oeBrazilian Sleigh Ride,a?? Big Band Holidays is an uplifting holiday program that plays to sold-out audiences around the country every December.

62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend Of Wide-Ranging And Groundbreakin Photo 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend Of Wide-Ranging And Groundbreaking Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2019

The 62nd annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, September 29, with fans from across California and the country descending on the Monterey County Fairgrounds for a weekend which featured nearly 130 performances and events. The Festival was filled with many performances that stretched across a wide range of the jazz world and beyond, while maintaining a holistic approach and commitment to showcasing jazz legends and household name musicians alongside newer and emerging artists.

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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

NYO Jazz Heads Out On Debut Tour To Asia This Summer Photo NYO Jazz Heads Out On Debut Tour To Asia This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 11, 2019

This summer, Carnegie Hall's national youth jazz orchestra NYO Jazz‚ÄĒreturns for its second year after a triumphant Carnegie Hall debut and inaugural international tour in 2018. The critically-acclaimed ensemble features 23 outstanding young American jazz musicians (ages 16-19) selected from across the United States who will come together for an extraordinary summer of music making, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City (Saturday, July 27), culminating with the group's first-ever tour to Asia from July 29-August 9.

Newport Jazz Festival Explores Relationship Between Jazz & Hip-Hop Photo Newport Jazz Festival Explores Relationship Between Jazz & Hip-Hop
by A.A. Cristi - 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. 

Fred Hersch And Friends Come to Harris Center Photo Fred Hersch And Friends Come to Harris Center
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2019

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis will host jazz pianist Fred Hersch over four nights, April 10-13, 2019, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. This event, entitled Fred Hersch and Friends, features Hersch in solo and duo formats with artists he has long admired.

Birdland Announces January 2019 Schedule Photo Birdland Announces January 2019 Schedule
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:

2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival Now Accepting Applications Photo 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival Now Accepting Applications
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, is pleased to announce the 49th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, featuring the nation's most talented middle school, high school, conglomerate, and college instrumental ensembles, vocal jazz ensembles, and soloists at the Monterey Conference Center from April 5-7, 2019.

‚ÄúConcert On The Lawn‚ÄĚ Kicks Off 61st Monterey Jazz Festival Photo ‚ÄúConcert On The Lawn‚ÄĚ Kicks Off 61st Monterey Jazz Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 12, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival kicks off the weekend's activities on Thursday, September 20 with another edition of the "Concert on the Lawn" at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, with Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra performing a free 45-minute set for 500 students enrolled in Monterey County schools. The concert will start at 11am on Thursday, September 20 at the Garden Stage at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz Makes Inaugural Tour to Europe This Summer Photo Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz Makes Inaugural Tour to Europe This Summer
by Julie Musbach - Jun 29, 2018

This summer, Carnegie Hall's new national youth jazz orchestra¬†NYO Jazz‚ÄĒfeaturing 22 outstanding young American jazz musicians (ages 16-19) selected from across the US‚ÄĒcomes together for its first year of extraordinary music making that culminates with the ensemble's historic first-ever international tour. Acclaimed trumpeter¬†Sean Jones¬†leads NYO Jazz in its inaugural year with iconic jazz vocalist¬†Dianne Reeves¬†as special guest artist.

New York Youth Symphony Season 2018/19 Announcement Photo New York Youth Symphony Season 2018/19 Announcement
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2018

New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), is proud to continue its mission of providing an outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students between the ages of 12-22 by launching a new Musical Theater Composition program aimed at diversifying the world of musical theater. The new director and performance information is expected to be announced in summer 2018. Also new in 2018/19 the NYYS Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs will tour together for the first time ever to Spain in 2019, where they will explore cities including Madrid, Granada, and Seville.

Monterey Jazz Festival to Receive $35,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the A Photo Monterey Jazz Festival to Receive $35,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by Julie Musbach - Feb 27, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $35,000 to the Monterey Jazz Festival in support of the Monterey Jazz Festival's 2018 Commission Piece, to be composed and performed by Oscar Hernandez and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

Segerstrom Center Presents Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Chick Corea, 3/25 Photo Segerstrom Center Presents Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Chick Corea, 3/25
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 16, 2018

 Innovator, music pioneer, composer and pianist Chick Corea pairs with the incomparable king of American jazz orchestras, Jazz at Lincoln Center Or chestra in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for a powerhouse concert on March 25, 2018. Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Corea has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground as an innovative electric ke yboardist with his acoustic jazz bands Return to Forever, the Elektric Band, and now, the electro / acoustic Vigil.

Concert on the Lawn Kicks Off 60th Monterey Jazz Festival Weekend, 9/14 Photo Concert on the Lawn Kicks Off 60th Monterey Jazz Festival Weekend, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Monterey Jazz Festival kicks off the weekend's activities on Thursday, September 14 with another edition of the "Concert on the Lawn" at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, with Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra performing a free 45-minute set for students enrolled in Monterey County schools.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Marcus Center
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

New York Youth Symphony Announces 55th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2017

New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs, heads into the 2017/18 season with a new strategic plan to strengthen the organization's position as the premier, independent music education organization for ensemble training in the New York metropolitan area.

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