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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...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater to Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion AwardDee Dee Bridgewater to Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The ASCAP Foundation announces that Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater will be honored with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at The ASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration on Thursday, December 14. The annual, invitation-only event takes place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. (more...)

Abdullah Ibrahim to Present Two Solo Concerts at Artscape in Cape Town in October 2017Abdullah Ibrahim to Present Two Solo Concerts at Artscape in Cape Town in October 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

South Africa's most distinguished pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim, will present two solo piano concerts at the Artscape Theatre this October. The highly anticipated programme showcases compositions influenced by people, places and events that have impacted Ibrahim's life and career, spanning the past seventy years. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater to Release New Album MEMPHIS... YES, I'M READY This MonthDee Dee Bridgewater to Release New Album MEMPHIS... YES, I'M READY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently.  The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell's historic Royal Studios.  (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater Releases New Album 'Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready,' 9/15Dee Dee Bridgewater Releases New Album 'Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready,' 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital (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...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The IridiumEllen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

DREAMSTATES Film, Misty Copeland Ballet Class, Story Slam and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2017 SeasonDREAMSTATES Film, Misty Copeland Ballet Class, Story Slam and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Harlem Stage is back with another amazing season featuring a range of Music, Film, Spoken Word, Dance and the return of their successful Dinner/Discussion series, WaterWorks at 10: Visionary Artists and Transformative Art. Harlem Stage will launch the Fall 2017 season with their first ever Open House. (more...)

Jazz Dispensary Rolls Out Two Limited Edition Titles on VinylJazz Dispensary Rolls Out Two Limited Edition Titles on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Two new vinyl titles will be reissued on July 28th as part of Jazz Dispensary's Top Shelf Series: The Elements, a cosmic, four-part improvisation from Joe Henderson featuring Alice Coltrane, and the hard-grooving, politically-charged Harlem Bush Music - Uhurufrom Gary Bartz Ntu Troop. (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz SummitSecond Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

The Nash Announces July Lineup of ArtistsThe Nash Announces July Lineup of Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

 The Nash announces its calendar of shows for July.  The live jazz club features a wide array of jazz styles, jam sessions, lectures and matinee shows to appeal to all tastes and ages. (more...)

Tap City to Present TAP ELLINGTON at Jazz at Lincoln CenterTap City to Present TAP ELLINGTON at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON Slated for Tap City 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln CenterTAP ELLINGTON Slated for Tap City 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

The Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan HoldsworthThe Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan Holdsworth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Iridium will be celebrating the life and music of iconic British guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth with a run of tribute shows July 5-7, 2017.  The tribute shows will feature the Allan Holdsworth Band - Virgil Donati, Steve Hunt, Evan Marian - along with Alex Skolnick, Alex Machacek, Tim Miller, Nir Felder, and surprise guests. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap DanceTAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Even in the studio, the overall feeling of his band and his music is that life is a gas, a spirit very evident on '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House.' (more...)

Virtuoso Guitarist and Composer Gil Gutierrez Makes  Jazz Standard DebutVirtuoso Guitarist and Composer Gil Gutierrez Makes Jazz Standard Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Gil Gutierrez renowned virtuoso guitarist and composer who's performed at prestigious music halls notably the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Mexican Cultural Institute of the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C will make his debut appearance at the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City on Wednesday, May 24th. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the YearTown Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present the Jazz Epistles, featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela live in New York City for the first time on South African Freedom Day, April 27th. Half a century after recording South Africa's landmark jazz album, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, these original bebop legends reunite for their first North American performance at the Town Hall at 123 West 43rd Street in New York.  (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

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