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Cephas Bowles, 40-Year Public Radio Advocate And Innovator, To Be Inducted Into WAER/Syracuse University Hall Of Fame

Cephas Bowles, 40-year Public Radio Advocate and Innovator, To Be Inducted into WAER/Syracuse University Hall of Fame at Gala Ceremony on September 19 NEW YORK, NY – Cephas Bowles, a staunch advocate for public radio and jazz for more than four decades and former CEO/President of WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, will be inducted into the WAER-FM ...

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Saying Goodbye to John Blake Jr.

Saying Goodbye to John Blake Jr.

By Suzanne Cloud Sharon Baptist Church boasts a congregation that harkens back to 1934, many years before the church finally found an expansive resting space in West jny: Philadelphia. It's a very big church, but John’s family and friends needed a big one to say goodbye and to wish him well on his journey home. John ...

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Chamber Music America Announces The 2015 Presenter Consortium For Jazz Grant Opportunity

Chamber Music America (CMA) is accepting applications for the 2015 Presenter Consortium for Jazz. The application deadline is Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:00 P.M. ET. Guidelines, application, and FAQs are available on the CMA website. The Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional ...

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2014 JazzWeek Awards presented at JazzWeek Summit

SAN JOSE, California – Jazz radio stations, jazz radio programmers, record labels and contributors to the jazz radio community were recognized at the 2014 JazzWeek Awards, presented at the Blackbird Tavern in San Jose. The awards reception was sponsored by North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California, brewers of Brother Thelonious Belgian-style Abbey Ale.

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Shunzo Ohno, Trumpeter Wins Grand Prize: International Songwriting Competition

Shunzo Ohno, Trumpeter Wins Grand Prize: International Songwriting Competition

First time in the history of the International Songwriting Competitions Jazz Artist wins Grand Prize Shunzo Ohno Is Awarded Overall Grand Prize With The Song “Musashi” ISC’s highest distinction, the overall Grand Prize, is awarded to trumpeter Shunzo Ohno for his song “Musashi,” entered in the Jazz category. This is the first time in the history ...

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Alligator Record's Bruce Iglaur Wins Digital Music Innovation Award

Airplay Direct has named industry veteran Bruce Iglaur, President & Founder of Alligator Records, as the recipient of the first Iconic Innovators award. The award was created to recognize innovators in the realm of digital music in the industry. The award will be given yearly to the member of Airplay Direct who best embraces the vision and ...

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Stanley Clarke Invited Into Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

We’re pleased to announce film composer Stanley Clarke’s invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. This year only 271 artists and executives were extended invitations to the elite 6,417 membership. All have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, ...

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NEA Jazz Masters: Charles Lloyd

NEA Jazz Masters: Charles Lloyd

This is a good year for jazz saxophonists from Memphis, Tennessee. Like his fellow Memphian George Coleman, who is three years older, Charles Lloyd (born 1938) has been named a 2015 Jazz Master of the National Endowment for the Arts. Along with Coleman, pianist-composer-arranger Carla Bley and Chicago club owner and entrepreneur Joe Segal, Lloyd will ...

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NEA Jazz Masters: Joe Segal

Joe Segal, who last week was named a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, has been at the heart of jazz in Chicago since the early bebop era. He began presenting jazz events following World War Two when he was attending Roosevelt College on the GI Bill. It was not unusual for name musicians, ...

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NEA Jazz Masters 2015 Class

Initiated in 1982, the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation’s highest honor given to those who have devoted their lives and careers to jazz, an art form uniquely rooted in American history and culture. Described by The New York Times as a “rare public accolade for jazz”, the recipients represent a wide variety of musical ...


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