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Love Songs The Hidden History by Ted Gioia

Love Songs The Hidden History by Ted Gioia

Music historian and Daily Beast columnist Ted Gioia uncovers the hidden truths of love, one of the most dominant themes of music in the last millennium. While many tend to view love songs as simple, sentimental, and formulaic, Gioia proves that no other style of music has led to more censorship, controversy, or reprisals. Based on ...

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music Of Dave Holland On Thursday, March 5 At Brown Hall

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department Presents The Music Of Dave Holland On Thursday, March 5 At Brown Hall

Concert Follows Holland Residency at School Join visiting artist-in-residence, renowned jazz bassist/composer and bandleader Dave Holland as he leads New England Conservatory jazz students in a performance of his music following a week-long residency. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at NEC’s Brown Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA. The concert ...

NEW RECORDING

Alan Hampton Releases Sophomore Album "Origami for the Fire"

Alan Hampton Releases Sophomore Album "Origami for the Fire"

Alan Hampton is a busy man. When he's not on the road, playing bass and singing with Andrew Bird, Gretchen Parlato Meshell N'Degeocello, and Robert Glasper, he might be in the studio laying down tracks for Sufjan Stevens, Luke Temple, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Esperanza Spalding, or The New Pornographers. But somehow, in between tours and ...

EVENT

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus For Performance On Thursday, February 26

NEC Alum John Medeski Returns To Campus  For Performance On Thursday, February 26

“The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski” Concert to Feature Pianist and Hammond B3 Organ Player Medeski, Percussionist Rakalam Bob Moses, and the NEC Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Ken Schaphorst Medeski Also Working with Students During 3-Day Residency NEC alum John Medeski '88 returns to his alma mater to play piano and Hammond B3 organ ...

PERFORMANCE

Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti 50th Birthday Celebrations

Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti 50th Birthday Celebrations

Special Performances, Recordings, and Events to Celebrate the 50th Birthday of Innovative Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti New York City, NY — Composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti today announced a robust 2015 season in anticipation of his 50th birthday (6.13.15). A champion of intercultural music and arguably one of the world’s most ingenious composers, Lukas is celebrating with world premieres ...

FESTIVAL

Newport Jazz Festival Flex Tickets No Longer Available After March 1

Newport Jazz Festival Flex Tickets No Longer Available After March 1

Going, Going, Almost Gone... Newport Jazz Festival Flexible Discount Tickets To Be Discontinued on March 1 NEWPORT, RI – The countdown is on for purchasing flexible discount tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. Priced at just $55, Flex Tickets can be used for adult general admission for concerts at Fort ...

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

PIZACATO Puts Fair Artist Compensation In Hands Of Fans

PIZACATO Puts Fair Artist Compensation In Hands Of Fans

PIZICATO is a newly launched digital donation website connecting fans with their favorite musicians, enabling them to send untaxed donations to help compensate artists by directly funding the music they love.  A play on a technique string players use to pluck the string instead of traditional bowing, PIZICATO aims to provide fans with an alternative to the ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

All About Jazz is celebrating Trevor Watts' birthday today! Born in York, England; composer/arranger/alto & sop saxophones/piano/percussion. Trevor Watts\' family moved to Halifax in Yorkshire when he was 6 months old, and that is where he was brought up. Trevor is a completely self taught musician, and his early inspirations came from his fathers love of ...

NEW RECORDING

Jazz Collective "Sasha’s Bloc" Sets "Heart On Fire" CD For March 2015

Jazz Collective "Sasha’s Bloc" Sets "Heart On Fire" CD For March 2015

Jazz Collective Sasha's Bloc, Featuring Guest Vocalist Jane Monheit and Conceived by Bassist Alex Gershman, Sets Heart on Fire CD for March 2015. A Big Jazz Band Sound, Featuring Original Music That Hearkens Back to the 1920s, 30s and 40s; An Upbeat, Modern Embrace of an Era That Gave Us the Music and Stage Presence of ...

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Use Jazz Near You To Promote Your Your Events During Jazz Appreciation Month

Use Jazz Near You To Promote Your Your Events During Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Near You gathers and distributes jazz event information to fans in over 300 cities worldwide via the web, email, and phone. It's also ready to help presenters and musicians promote their Jazz Appreciation Month events. It's free and easy! Professional musicians and presenters can simply add their events. Single and recurring events can be added ...


 

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