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New England Conservatory Faculty And Grads Win 2015 Jja Jazz Awards For Musical Achievement

New England Conservatory Faculty And Grads Win 2015 Jja Jazz Awards For Musical Achievement

New England Conservatory Jazz Faculty Members Jason Moran, Miguel Zenón and Dave Holland Plus NEC Graduate & Board of Visitors Member Regina Carter And Former NEC Prep Student Mary Halvorson Winners of 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Musical Achievement New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Department faculty members Jason Moran, Miguel Zenón and Dave Holland have won ...

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2015 JJA Jazz Awards Honor Musical Excellence Randy Weston Praised For Lifetime Achievement

2015 JJA Jazz Awards Honor Musical Excellence Randy Weston Praised For Lifetime Achievement

jny: NEW YORK – The Jazz Journalists Association has announced winners of its 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for musical excellence in calendar year 2014 (see winners below), and released details about its annual public Jazz Awards party, at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd St., NYC, on June 16, from 3 pm to 5:30 ...

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Randy Weston, Lifetime Achiever

Randy Weston, Lifetime Achiever

The Jazz Journalists Association has named 89-year-old pianist, composerand bandleader Randy Weston winner of the JJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015. Weston’s 66-year career began in his native New York. In his early years it included work with Art Blakey, Bull Moose Jackson, Eddie Vinson, Kenny Dorham and his childhood friends Cecil Payne and Ray Copeland. ...

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George Wein to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Boston University Commencement on Sunday, May 17

George Wein to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Boston University Commencement on Sunday, May 17

NEW YORK, NY: George Wein, music impresario, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner, will receive an Honorary Doctorate at Boston University’s (BU) 142nd Commencement on Sunday, May 17. The founder of the Newport Jazz Festival (1954), Newport Folk Festival (1959), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1970) and countless other events around the world, Wein ...

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Dianne Reeves honored with prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Award for Arts and Humanities

Dianne Reeves honored with prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Award for Arts and Humanities

DENVER, CO: The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Annual Award Program by announcing the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Awards. The awards recognize Coloradans advancing excellence in Arts and Humanities, Community Service and Science and Medicine. The Foundation also unveiled its 11th class of the esteemed Livingston Fellowship Program, which helps move ...

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2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

The American Jazz Museum is proud to present the winning compositions from our Jazz Palette composition contest in a special performance by the Hermon Mehari Quintet in the Blue Room, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. “The opportunity to combine another public program such as this type of event with our current exhibition in the ...

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Former New England Conservatory President Gunther Schuller To Receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal

Former New England Conservatory President Gunther Schuller To Receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal

NEC to honor Schuller’s 90th birthday with activities & Jordan Hall Concert on November 19 Former New England Conservatory President, composer, conductor, author, publisher, historian, record producer, virtuoso hornist, educator and polymath, Gunther Schuller has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal. Schuller will receive the medal on Sunday, August 9th at The MacDowell ...

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Berklee Honors Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Producer Luis Alvarez With George Wein Impresario Award At The Festival’s 25th Anniversary

Berklee Honors Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Producer Luis Alvarez With George Wein Impresario Award At The Festivalâs 25th Anniversary

Berklee College of Music will present Luis Alvarez, vice president of Mendez & Company, Inc., and executive producer of the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest, with the George Wein Impresario Award at the festival’s 25th anniversary on March 29. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder Wein, the award recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their ...

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Managers Think Tank Forms To Advise New Grammy Creators Alliance

Managers Think Tank Forms To Advise New Grammy Creators Alliance

The Recording Academy has formed a Managers Think Tank to advise the new GRAMMY Creators Alliance on issues pertaining the the music creator community.  With issues such as the Songwriters Equity Act back in front of Congress, a unified voice is incredibly important in effectively communicating the need for change and the importance of creating a ...

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2015 Is Year Of John Coltrane: 50th Anniversary Of" A Love Supreme," A New Documentary, And Grammy Win For Offering

2015 Is Year Of John Coltrane:  50th Anniversary Of" A Love Supreme," A New Documentary,  And Grammy Win For Offering

MUSIC HISTORIAN ASHLEY KAHN WINS BEST ALBUM NOTES GRAMMY FOR HIS ESSAY ON OFFERING: LIVE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (RESONANCE/IMPULSE!) Exactly fifty years after John Coltrane’s most successful year of his career—when in 1965 he achieved a best-selling album with A Love Supreme, earned two Grammy nominations and was inducted into Down Beat magazine’s prestigious Hall of ...


 

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