Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker'Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker'
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

The annual Highlights In Jazz series, a fan fave for almost a half century, can be counted on to deliver concerts that surprise and delight savvy jazz fans. The third event of the 2019 lineup showcases one of the series' most beloved traditions: paying homage to a living jazz great. The Highlights In Jazz presentation Salute to Randy Brecker celebrates the music and contributions of this beloved trumpeter and contemporary jazz icon. “Let's honor them while they can smell the roses,” declares producer Jack Kleinsinger. (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...)

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...)

Blue Note Records Celebrates 80th Anniversary In 2019Blue Note Records Celebrates 80th Anniversary In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019

80 years ago on January 6, 1939, a German immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists, founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world. Blue Note Records has gone on to represent The Finest In Jazz, tracing the entire history of the music from Hot Jazz, Boogie Woogie, and Swing, through Bebop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde, and Fusion, and-after being relaunched by Bruce Lundvall in 1984-has remained the leading label dedicated to documenting today's vibrant and creatively thriving Jazz scene under the leadership of current President Don Was, who took the helm in 2012. (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...)

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...)

Brooklyn's On Stage At Kingsborough Presents HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert SeriesBrooklyn's On Stage At Kingsborough Presents HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located on the campus of Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2018 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! FREE Outdoor Concert series, featuring concerts under the stars every Saturday at 8:00 p.m.beginning July 7th and ending July 28th. HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! will feature a wide range of outstanding jazz musicians with unforgettable al fresco concerts under the stars. The series is proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. (more...)

New Orleans Literary Festival Announces 3/25 EventsNew Orleans Literary Festival Announces 3/25 Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2018

Today's Events; Sunday, March 25 (more...)

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Announces Today's EventsTennessee Williams Literary Festival Announces Today's Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2018

Particularly in light of the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin is garnering new attention and appreciation for his astute analyses of race, class, and sexuality in U.S. culture. Our reading group will take up his groundbreaking semi-autobiographical first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). Attendees are invited to read this seminal text that brought mid-20th Century African-American literature out of the shadow of Richard Wright while deftly exploring the post-Civil War Great Migration, its southern roots, its religious inflections, and its generational tensions. The suggested edition is the most recent paperback (ISBN 978-0345806543). Traditional New Orleans fare of coffee and beignets at Muriel's Jackson Square with lively discussion to follow led by Festival favorite and Southern literary scholar Gary Richards. Seating is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required. (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...)

A Celebration of the Trailblazers Of Jazz Comes To The Bickford Theatre, 2/26A Celebration of the Trailblazers Of Jazz Comes To The Bickford Theatre, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Dan Levinson and his all-star band celebrate the music of those early days of jazz at the Bickford Theatre for one night only on Monday, February 26th at 7:30 pm.  Entitled Dan Levinson's Jazz 101: The Trailblazers of America's Original Art Form, the concert features the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Jelly Roll Morton, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Clarence Williams, Eddie Condon, Duke Ellington and more. (more...)

Event Listings Announced For FRINGE WORLD Festival 2018Event Listings Announced For FRINGE WORLD Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

After three sell-out seasons, the creators of La Soir e return to Perth with a brand new show. Loose, glorious and irresistibly fun, Club Swizzle is a night of sassy entertainment where the mayhem gets kicked up a notch. The cheekiest souls in showbiz gather on, in and around the bar where legends are made and good times abound. It's a melee of outrageous cabaret, air-defying acrobatics and infectious musical revelry, backed by a band with a repertoire as big as its bar tab. With no stage, no rules and no regrets, there's no place like it. Leave your coat and your hang-ups at the door and book now to join the Club! Tonight, like every night, will be unlike any other. (more...)

Nardis Jazz Club Slates November 2017 LineupNardis Jazz Club Slates November 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Nardis Jazz Club has announced its upcoming shows (www.nardisjazz.com). Rezervasyonlariniz icin PAZAR haric hergun saat 15.30'dan itibaren kulubu arayabilirsiniz. L tfen programda olabilecek de i iklikler i in g ncellenmi web sayfam z ziyaret ediniz. (more...)

Nardis Jazz Club Slates November 2017 LineupNardis Jazz Club Slates November 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Nardis Jazz Club has announced its upcoming shows (www.nardisjazz.com). Rezervasyonlariniz icin PAZAR haric hergun saat 15.30'dan itibaren kulubu arayabilirsiniz. L tfen programda olabilecek de i iklikler i in g ncellenmi web sayfam z ziyaret ediniz. (more...)

The Old Globe Presents Swing Out at the Globe Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Globe wants to make theatre matter to more people! The Old Globe's Arts Engagement department invites friends, flappers, jitterbugs, and all of San Diego to our latest free AXIS event, Swing Out at the Globe, on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Globe's Copley Plaza, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park, preceding the 2:00 p.m. matinee of Guys and Dolls. (more...)

MARCUS CENTER-LIVE at Peck Pavilion Returns this Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Live @ Peck Pavilion and Peck Flicks returns to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds this summer. The season will run from July 6 through August 26 and each day of the series will have a different program focus. This year, Optimist Theatre: Shakespeare in the Park will join the line up on July 6-9, July 13-16 and July 20-22 at 8 pm with a performance on July 18 at 12 pm and they will present Much Ado About Nothing.  All the events in Peck Pavilion will all be free and open to the public. (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...)

Jazz-Americana Artist Bryan Cumming Releases New Jazz CD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Bryan Cumming, a jazz-Americana artist who has recorded with popular acts such as Al Jarreau and The Pointer Sisters, has released a new CD that pays tribute to the classic songs and legendary jazz artists of the Silent Generation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

Anat Cohen, John Waite, Robbie Fulks and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Israeli multi-reed bandleader Anat Conat and her critically acclaimed international Trio Brasileiro, English musician John Waite (1984's 'Missing You'), recent Grammy nominee and Chicagoan Robbie Fulks and more. (more...)

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