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Woodwind Expert Steven Lugerner Announces Digital Single With Fred Hersch; West Coast Dates; Upcoming CD By Jacknife

Woodwind Expert Steven Lugerner Announces Digital Single With Fred Hersch; West Coast Dates; Upcoming CD By Jacknife

The greatest improvisers keep an eye open for stimulating new musical settings. San Francisco Bay Area woodwind expert Steven Lugerner, a rising star with a bevy of exceptional albums, has proven adept at creating situations that take jazz’s foremost masters into unexpected realms. His latest album, the digital-only release Gravitations Vol. II, is a gorgeous duo ...

PERFORMANCE

Composer/Multi-instrumentalist Rob Mosher Commissioned To Write New Music For Choral Chameleon – Winner Of 2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award For Adventurous Programming

Composer/Multi-instrumentalist Rob Mosher Commissioned To Write New Music For Choral Chameleon â Winner Of 2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award For Adventurous Programming

Premiering Saturday, May 16 and Thursday, May 21 at Acme Studio, Williamsburg Choral Chameleon, winner of the 2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, will premiere new music commissioned from composer/multi-instrumentalist Rob Mosher at Storytime: Part Two the final concert of its 2014-2015 season. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 and ...

PERFORMANCE

The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Ken Schaphorst Presents Spring Concert On Tuesday, May 19 In NEC’s Jordan Hall

The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Ken Schaphorst Presents Spring Concert On Tuesday, May 19 In NECâs Jordan Hall

Orchestra Includes 17 Members from 12 Massachusetts Cities and Towns The New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst, presents a program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, jny: Boston. The free concert will feature music of Thad Jones, Ken Schaphorst, Kenny Dorham, Horace Silver and ...

RADIO

Pandora Purchase Of FM Station Clears FCC, Lower Payments To Artists Likely

Pandora Purchase Of FM Station Clears FCC, Lower Payments To Artists Likely

Pandora has long complained that the rates it pays to play music are too high.  It's fought that battle in the courts, with lobbyists and with regulatory bodies.  Just as it appeared that creators were gaining ground,  Pandora has scored a major victory.  Pandora has been vocal and aggressive in its efforts to lower the rates ...

RECORDING

Power Bands of the '50s

Duke Ellington, Harry James, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Les Brown and Charlie Barnet all piloted top-notch bands in the 1950s. But there were plenty of other superb leaders and bands who recorded during the early LP era. They didn't have marquee names and didn't record as often as the familiar ones, but their albums ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Dunmall

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Dunmall

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Dunmall's birthday today! After turning professional at seventeen and touring Europe for one year with progressive rock group Marsupilami he moved to America and lived there for three years playing with many musicians including Alice Coltrane and toured with Johnny Guitar Watson for one year. On his return to the ...

WEBSITE

Jazz Near You Adds Three New U.S. Cities: Huntsville, Rockford, and Grand Rapids

Jazz Near You Adds Three New U.S. Cities: Huntsville, Rockford, and Grand Rapids

Jazz Near You added the following three user-requested websites: Huntsville, Alabama
huntsville.jazznearyou.com
Rockford, Illinois
rockford.jazznearyou.com
Grand Rapids, Michigan
grandrapids.jazznearyou.com With the addition of Huntsville, Rockford, and Grand Rapids, Jazz Near You now provides jazz event and jazz venue listings for 257 cities worldwide. If you have ...

RECORDING

St Germain Announces First Album In 15 Years

St Germain Announces First Album In 15 Years

NONESUCH RECORDS TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM IN 15 YEARS FROM FRENCH ELECTRONIC ARTIST ST GERMAIN St Germain (aka Ludovic Navarre), whose albums Boulevard (1995) and Tourist (2000) originated a genre of French electronic music that later included artists like Daft Punk, has returned to the studio to create his first album in 15 years. The self-titled ...

EVENT

Israel Celebrates International Jazz Day

Israel Celebrates International Jazz Day

By Nathalie Freson Quoted as the “Ambassador of jazz in Israel" by i24 news channel, Israeli jazz pianist Gilad Chatsav was selected to organise and coordinate events throughout Israel for the International Jazz Day. In 2012, the UNESCO, in conjunction with the Thelonious Monk Institute, declared April 30 as the official day to celebrate jazz worldwide. ...

FESTIVAL

Heartfelt Performances And “remembering Joe Sample” At The Berks Jazz Fest

Heartfelt Performances And âremembering Joe Sampleâ At The Berks Jazz Fest

By Sean McKenzie As I watched the amazing lineup of jazz royalty remembering the true legend, Joe Sample, I had never been so moved by such a fitting musical tribute. I remember it was only a little over a year ago that Wayne Henderson had been given his regal sendoff. And now, amongst other Sample fans, ...


 

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