Steve Coleman Releases New Science Fiction Novel, 'Andre's Reboot: Striving To Save Humanity'Steve Coleman Releases New Science Fiction Novel, 'Andre's Reboot: Striving To Save Humanity'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019

Author Steve Coleman has announced his new science fiction novel, André's Reboot: Striving to Save Humanity. Released in February 2019, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers. (more...)

Birdland Presents Ravi Coltrane, Melissa Errico, and More Week Of June 3Birdland Presents Ravi Coltrane, Melissa Errico, and More Week Of June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Ravi Coltrane, Veronica Swift with Pasquale Grasso, Melissa Errico, and more! (more...)

Joel Ross Releases Striking New Music Video For YANAJoel Ross Releases Striking New Music Video For YANA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Joel Ross has revealed his mesmerizing new music video for “Yana” (directed by Daveion Thompson) from the vibraphonist's acclaimed debut album KingMaker, out now on Blue Note Records. Blue Note has also announced a 2-LP vinyl release for KingMaker, which will come out on August 9 and is available for pre-order now here. (more...)

Birdland Announces June 2019 ScheduleBirdland Announces June 2019 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

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

Photo Flash: Inside The 2019 Herb Alpert AwardsPhoto Flash: Inside The 2019 Herb Alpert Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) has awarded the 25th Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts to five exceptional mid-career artists at a celebration hosted by the Herb Alpert Foundation in New York City on Monday, May 13. (more...)

Vibraphonist Joel Ross Releases New Single YANA From Debut Album KINGMAKER Out 5/3Vibraphonist Joel Ross Releases New Single YANA From Debut Album KINGMAKER Out 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Vibraphonist Joel Ross has revealed “Yana,” another new track from his auspicious debut album KingMaker, which comes out May 3. Hear “Yana” on Blue Note's Jazz Now! playlist. Ross will be celebrating the album's release at Jazz Standard in New York City on June 4-5 and Pizza Express in London on July 10-11. This Spring and Summer he'll also be appearing at festivals in the U.S. (Atlanta & Newport) and Europe (North Sea & Umbria), in addition to upcoming tour stops in Brooklyn, Washington DC, and Boston. See below for a full list of tour dates. (more...)

Vijay Iyer Sextet Announced At The Soraya's Jazz Club - May 10 & 11Vijay Iyer Sextet Announced At The Soraya's Jazz Club - May 10 & 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

"There's probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer," The New York Times observed. His Ph.D. in cognitive science from UC Berkeley is just the start. He's been recognized as a bona fide "genius" by DownBeat magazine and was named by GQ India as one of the 50 most influential Indians. The jazz pianist is also a prolific recording artist and his quintet will play the final Jazz Club performances of The Soraya's 2018/19 season on May 10 and 11. (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents Tyshawn Sorey's PERLE NOIRE Feat. Julia Bullock At HarvardInternational Contemporary Ensemble Presents Tyshawn Sorey's PERLE NOIRE Feat. Julia Bullock At Harvard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

The International Contemporary Ensemble, 'America's foremost new-music group' (Alex Ross), performs Tyshawn Sorey'sPerle Noire: Meditations for Josephine featuring star soprano Julia Bullock on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10pm at Oberon, the American Repertory Theater's club venue. Perle Noire: Meditations for Josephine honors the brilliance, daring, courage, and tragedies of Josephine Baker in a production conceived by Peter Sellars with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine, both MacArthur Fellows. (more...)

Miller Theatre Presents A Composer Portrait Of TYSHAWN SOREYMiller Theatre Presents A Composer Portrait Of TYSHAWN SOREY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts presents a Composer Portrait of TYSHAWN SOREY. New music superstars ICE and JACK Quartet perform recent works by Sorey including a world premiere commissioned by Miller Theatre. Sorey also guests as conductor and percussionist. The event is Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8:00 p.m. at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street) (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Tyshawn Sorey Miller Theater Composer Portrait With JACK QuartetInternational Contemporary Ensemble Performs Tyshawn Sorey Miller Theater Composer Portrait With JACK Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:00pm, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) joins the JACK Quartet for a Miller Theatre Composer Portrait of composer Tyshawn Sorey. (more...)

Acclaimed Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Features In World Premiere At Princeton UniversityAcclaimed Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Features In World Premiere At Princeton University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Jazz at Princeton University presents guest artist and Blue Note Records trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire in the world premiere of Slightly Left of Sorrow's Song, commissioned by Jazz at Princeton University to commemorate the 150th anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois' birth. Akinmusire will perform the 8-movement suite with the school's Small Group I under the leadership of saxophonist and program director Rudresh Mahanthappa. (more...)

The Kitchen Presents Three Nights With Tyshawn Sorey And Special GuestsThe Kitchen Presents Three Nights With Tyshawn Sorey And Special Guests
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Kitchen is pleased to welcome back acclaimed instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey to present three evenings of performances offering the fullest overview of his various working methods to date-including intergenerational collaborations and ritual works, as well as pieces featuring his percussion cage, modern jazz comprising highly-detailed forms that contain harmonic chromaticism and varying degrees of ensemble interplay, and a newly-formed ensemble that integrates spoken word, turntablism, and spontaneous composition. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Carnegie Hall's 2018-2019 season is upon us, and we are looking forward to a variety of exceptional programming and exciting new projects. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights in the coming months. (more...)

DDCF Names The 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award WinnersDDCF Names The 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

In a short film released today by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the foundation's president and CEO, Edward P. Henry, was joined by several previous Doris Duke Artist Award winners in announcing the 2018 recipients of the $275,000 award. The new awardees include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Regina Carter and Stefon Harris for their continuing contributions to jazz; Michelle Dorrance and Okwui Okpokwasili for contemporary dance; and Muriel Miguel and Rosalba Rolon for theater. Each 2018 Doris Duke Artist is receiving $250,000 in flexible funding, along with up to an additional $25,000 to encourage contributions to retirement savings. (more...)

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts Under Construction Summer Festival Opens June 29Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts Under Construction Summer Festival Opens June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts opens its inaugural summer 2018 season, which will fill venues surrounding the organization's highly anticipated new facility in Catskill, New York, with Scat!,a dance-driven musical from Urban Bush Women set in Hudson, NY's Club Helsinki (June 29-July 1). The season,which runs from June 29 - September 2, represents the fullest realization to date of LUMBERYARD's unique dual promise: to make transformative contributions both to the cultural landscape and economic health of Upstate New York and to the field of contemporary performance in New York City and the U.S. by bringing renowned and emerging artists across the performing arts landscape to Catskill for out-of-town premieres, often incubated through LUMBERYARD's signature technical residencies. (more...)

Birdland Presents Ravi Coltrane and More Week of June 25Birdland Presents Ravi Coltrane and More Week of June 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Ravi Coltrane, Larry Fuller, The Songs of Ken Laub, and more! (more...)

Bassist Matt Brewer To Join Faculty Of San Francisco Conservatory Of MusicBassist Matt Brewer To Join Faculty Of San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of Matt Brewer to its faculty. Brewer, a bassist who has toured with some of the world's most esteemed jazz artists and a recent addition to the SFJAZZ Collective, will join his colleagues in the ensemble in Fall 2018 as a faculty member in SFCM's Roots, Jazz, and American Music program. (more...)

Birdland Announces June 2018 ScheduleBirdland Announces June 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts BOSSABRASIL Presents Marcos Valle, Stacey Kent, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Freddy Cole Quartet, Ravi Coltrane, Tiffany Austin Septet, Bruce Harris, The City Rhythm Orchestra Salutes Sinatra-Basie, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Birdland Presents Max von Essen, Fleurine & Boys from Brazil and More Week of April 30Birdland Presents Max von Essen, Fleurine & Boys from Brazil and More Week of April 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Fleurine & Boys from Brazil, Savion Glover, Dida Pelled, and more! (more...)

Hostos Center For The Arts & Culture Presents A Contemporary Latin Jazz Double-BillHostos Center For The Arts & Culture Presents A Contemporary Latin Jazz Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture presents the New Cuban Express and the Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet as part of a Latin jazz double bill in the Repertory Theater of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, on Saturday, May 5, 7:30 PM. (more...)

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