All About Jazz is celebrating Alan Broadbent's birthday today!
Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1966, at the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman\'s band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. ...Read More
John Ellis & Andy Bragen Present Mobro - A Narrative Chamber Piece For Nine Musicians & Four Singers
Featuring: Becca Steves, Miles Griffith, Sachal Vasandani, Johnaye Kendrick,John Ellis, Alan Ferber, Josh Roseman, Shane Endsley, John Clark, Mike Moreno, Ryan Scott, Joe Sanders, Rodney Green and Roberto Lange A New Work Commissioned by The Jazz Gallery in 2011, MOBRO marks the first CD release on Ellis' newly formed label, Parade Light Records (distributed by RED) ...Read More
First Release From Henry Butler-Steven Bernstein And The Hot 9 “Viper’s Drag” Due Out July 15 In The U.S. Universal Music Group is reactivating the legendary jazz label impulse! with the release of Viper’s Drag, a retro-modern opus from Henry Butler-Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 that is due out July 15 in the U.S. The ...Read More
Jazz Near You gathers and distributes jazz event information to fans in nearly 250 cities worldwide via the web, email and phone. It's also ready to help presenters and musicians promote their Jazz Appreciation Month events in April. It's free and easy! Professional musicians and presenters can simply add their events. Single and recurring events can ...Read More
All About Jazz is celebrating Charles Mingus' birthday today!
One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Born on a military base in Nogales, Arizona in 1922 and raised in Watts, California, his earliest musical influences came from the church choir ...Read More
Last year Alan Broadbent, jazz pianist, arranger, conductor and composer released his solo album Heart to Heart for which he received the rarely given best rating of 5-stars by Downbeat magazine (USA) and Jazz Journal (UK). This year on Alan’s 67th birthday on April 23, 2014 his new album together with the NDR Bigband America the ...Read More
Grammy-nominated New Jersey Pianist Geri Allen To Serve As Artistic Director New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in collaboration with Montclair State University will offer a new, All-Female Jazz Residency as part of NJPAC’s arts education offerings. The residency will be led by Grammy-nominated New Jersey pianist Geri Allen, who will serve as the program’s artistic ...Read More
All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Cuneiform Records The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on May 19th. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Ed Palermo at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good ...Read More
All About Jazz is celebrating Slide Hampton's birthday today!
Slide Hampton\'s distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. At the age of 12 he was already touring the Midwest with the Indianapolis-based Hampton Band, led by his father and comprising other members of his musical family. By 1952, at the age of 20, he ...Read More
Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, 88, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz expert and educator. A mysterious box sparked Mr. Wong's lifelong fascination with jazz. As young boys, he and his brother Elwood had just moved with their parents to Stockton when a package arrived on the ...Read More
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