Corky Hale Presents Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz ClubCorky Hale Presents Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 102nd Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 PM, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Hale is one of the few people still performing who was actually a close friend of Holiday's, playing for her on the 'Stars of Jazz' TV show, and on several recordings and live appearances, and was the only female pianist to regularly accompany her. (more...)

The American Songbook's Premier Singer Jack Jones Headlines The Wells Fargo Songbook Series PalladiumThe American Songbook's Premier Singer Jack Jones Headlines The Wells Fargo Songbook Series Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Arguably one of the most highly regarded singers in popular music, the legendary Jack Jones will headline the Wells Fargo Songbook Series on Saturday March 23, 2019. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at The Palladium Theater, located at The Center For The Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032. For information and to purchase tickets contact TheCenterPresents.org. (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts CenterJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary GalaHighlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Comes to Musco CenterGordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Comes to Musco Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Combining the big band swing of the 1930s and '40s with contemporary music, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band has become an international phenomenon, developing a reputation as one of the most innovative and versatile big band collectives in the last thirty years. On Sunday, March 10 at 4pm, Gordon Goodwin will bring his exciting Big Phat Band to Chapman University for a very special afternoon opened with a short set by the Chapman University Student Big Band.  (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PACJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The 47th season of Highlights In Jazz kicks off with an all-star concert featuring pianist/vocalist Daryl Sherman, saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Warren Vaché, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, pianist Norman Simmons, bassist Boots Maleson, and guitarist James Chirillo, plus a special surprise guest. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mike Renzi Presented With LIfetime Achievement Award Nicolas King Receives Legends AwardPhoto Coverage: Mike Renzi Presented With LIfetime Achievement Award Nicolas King Receives Legends Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 26, 2019

There were many places around the world where the music of The Great American Songbook was being performed last night, but none more significant than the concert celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Dick Robinson's Legends Radio 100.3FM, the most successful privately owned radio station in the United States. (more...)


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Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Big Band And More Week Of January 28Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Big Band And More Week Of January 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

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

Corky Hale to Hold Book Signing in West HollywoodCorky Hale to Hold Book Signing in West Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Corky Hale, legendary jazz harpist, pianist, vocalist, and social activist, will sign copies of her new book, "Corky Hale Uncorked," on Wed., Jan. 16 at 7 PM at Book Soup in West Hollywood. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star SeasonHighlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Jake Ehrenreich's A Treasury Of Jewish Christmas Songs With The Roger Kellaway Trio Plays At Birdland December 24 And 25Jake Ehrenreich's A Treasury Of Jewish Christmas Songs With The Roger Kellaway Trio Plays At Birdland December 24 And 25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs: A Cool Jazz Tribute with Jake Ehrenreich and the Roger Kellaway Trio celebrates the album release of Jewish songwriters from Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' to Mel Torme?'s 'The Christmas Song' to Johnny Marks' 'Holly Jolly Christmas' and 'Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer.' Many folks don't think of these composers as Jewish so much as quintessentially American, nor do they think of these Christmas songs as Jewish. But Ehrenreich, who grew up in Brooklyn as a child of Jewish Holocaust survivors, does. (more...)

Birdland Announces January 2019 ScheduleBirdland Announces January 2019 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

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

BWW Review: HOLIDAY POPS at Fort Wayne Philharmonic at the Embassy TheatreBWW Review: HOLIDAY POPS at Fort Wayne Philharmonic at the Embassy Theatre
by Jen Poiry - Dec 9, 2018

The wait is finally over. One of Fort Wayne's favorite holiday traditions, the Holiday Pops, is back at the Embassy Theatre. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic's two-week, five-performance event doesn't disappoint. (more...)

BWW Feature: Travis Cloer is special guest in THE COCKTAIL CABARET at Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars PalaceBWW Feature: Travis Cloer is special guest in THE COCKTAIL CABARET at Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace
by Debbie Hall - Dec 4, 2018

The holiday spirit has captured the "The Cocktail Cabaret," the intimate show celebrating the cocktail hour. After performing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and headlining "Christmas at my House," special guest Travis Cloer will join the regular cast bringing his powerful vocals to Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace Dec. 5-8. (more...)

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Is Top ASCAP Holiday SongALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Is Top ASCAP Holiday Song
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers, announces the top ASCAP holiday songs of 2018. According to an ASCAP analysis of streaming and terrestrial radio data, the hit classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” written by ASCAP songwriter Walter Afanasieff and pop star Mariah Carey, holds the #1 song position for the second year in a row. (more...)

NSAL Florida East Coast Chapter Holds Nation's First Collaborative Piano & Brass Duo CompetitionNSAL Florida East Coast Chapter Holds Nation's First Collaborative Piano & Brass Duo Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) Florida East Coast Chapter recently held the nation's first Collaborative Piano and Brass Duo Competition. The event, held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, is the only competition in the United States which recognizes and awards the duo as two parts of equal importance, akin to figure skating pairs. The competition was generously sponsored by Donald Mandich, and the winning duo was  (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star SeasonHighlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

In four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today, 2019's Highlights In Jazz series brings together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. You'll hear unforgettable performances from jazz veterans including Warren Vaché, Houston Person, and Norman Simmons; up-and-comers like Veronica Swift, Christian Sands, and Peter and Will Anderson; and straight-ahead stalwarts such as Steve Turre, George Cables, Buster Williams, along with many more. These gifted players and others will pay tribute to a pantheon of jazz legends, including this year's featured honoree, trumpeter Randy Brecker; plus, the music of Randy Weston, Erroll Garner, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong will also be featured. (more...)

Corky Hale Publishes New Book, Set For Annenberg Concert Dec. 21Corky Hale Publishes New Book, Set For Annenberg Concert Dec. 21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Legendary jazz harpist-pianist-singer Corky Hale, who has performed with some of the greatest stars in music history, as well as been a pioneering social activist, is publishing a new biography this month, 'Corky Hale Uncorked,' written by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner.  (more...)

CHRISTMAS IN SONG Comes to Quality Hill PlayhouseCHRISTMAS IN SONG Comes to Quality Hill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Quality Hill Playhouse continues its annual tradition of presenting holiday music in a cabaret setting when CHRISTMAS IN SONG opens November 23. The production features the theatre company's signature blend of sacred and secular Christmas songs, including beloved carols ("Silent Night," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "Joy to the World!"), classical favorites ("O Holy Night," "Ave Maria"), popular tunes ("White Christmas," Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song," Barry Manilow's "Because It's Christmas"), songs from treasured holiday television specials ("Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas, "The Peace Carol" and "When The River Meets The Sea" from John Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together), and even a few hilarious surprises. Vocalists Lauren Bradshaw, Brad Dawdy, and Lindsey McKee, led by pianist/emcee J. Kent Barnhart, will lighten the hearts and souls of audiences with the wonder and joy of the season through some of its most beautiful music. (more...)

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