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Wynton Marsalis Leads Juilliard’s Jazz Program

Wynton Marsalis Leads Juilliardâs Jazz Program

By Peter Monaghan Wynton Marsalis, the trumpeter, has a new role that is likely to expand his influence on the direction and public perception of jazz: director of the jazz-studies program at Juilliard School of Music. In July Mr. Marsalis replaced Carl Allen, a drummer, as leader of the program at his alma mater. His appointment ...

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Google Brings Music-Focused Youtube+ Workshops to Nashville

Google is planning a series of free, open workshops for folks in Nashville. They'll be focusing on music and helping those who haven't embraced the Google empire do so with a greater likelihood of success. For most participants YouTube will be the big area of interest but Google will also provide experts covering such areas as ...

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Celebrated Jazz Vocalist, Al Jarreau, To Share His Craft With Young Artists

Celebrated Jazz Vocalist, Al Jarreau, To Share His Craft With Young Artists

This October, up-and-coming vocalists from three jny: Philadelphia high schools will experience an infusion of artistic excellence and mentorship during a three-day master class with jazz great, Al Jarreau, thanks to the work of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. From October 14 to 16, Jarreau and three teaching artists, including Marc Johnson, Michal Beckman ...

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Kirill Gerstein To Teach At Berklee College Of Music And The Boston Conservatory - First Joint Appointment For The Two Institutions

Classical pianist Kirill Gerstein will teach at two of Boston’s prestigious music schools – Berklee College of Music, his alma mater, and The Boston Conservatory. Mr. Gerstein is artist-in-residence in the Piano Department at Berklee and a member of the piano and chamber music faculty at The Boston Conservatory. This is the first joint appointment between ...

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Producer And Engineer Al Schmitt Awarded Berklee Honorary Doctorate At Capitol Records In Los Angeles

Legendary producer and engineer Al Schmitt was presented with a Berklee honorary doctor of music degree by the college’s president Roger H. Brown last night at a ceremony at Capitol Records’ famed Studio A in Los Angeles. The event also commemorated the 25th anniversary of Berklee Today – the college’s alumni magazine. The degree was awarded ...

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Brubeck Institute Announces New Series, Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Schedule

University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute this week announced its new Brubeck Institute Presents series and the fall schedule for its popular Take 5 Jazz at the Brew series and Take 5 Jam Sessions. Chris Brubeck, Peter Epstein, Steve Allee and Jamie Baum will each play Brubeck Institute Presents dates this fall, with Stefon Harris and ...

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21-Time Grammy-Winning Engineer Al Schmitt To Receive Berklee Honorary Doctorate

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present an honorary doctor of music degree to producer and engineer Al Schmitt on Wednesday, September 10, in Los Angeles. Schmitt is a 21-time Grammy Award-winner who has worked on 160 gold and platinum selling albums. The ceremony, at the iconic Capitol Records building, is part of ...

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JoyTunes Raises $5 Million, Gives Registered Teachers Free Access

JoyTunes creates apps that allow people to teach themselves to play music but they've also become a favorite of many teachers who encourage their students to use the apps to support practicing. Their apps generate revenue through paid accounts and in-app purchases. Recently JoyTunes completed a $5 million Series A round and, in what sounds partly ...

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Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony Goes International: 28 High School Musicians From Around World Part Of Expanded Program

The 2014 summer jazz scene has a decidedly international feel. High school jazz musicians from the United Kingdom and Australia will join American counterparts in the Sierra Nevada to hone their skills through rigorous musical instruction and perform two public concerts during the 2014 Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony to be held Aug. 3-8 in Incline Village, ...

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Berklee College Of Music Group Travels To Kenya For Cultural Exchange

A group of Berklee College of Music students, faculty and staff will participate in a cultural exchange program in Kenya from June 18 to July 7, where they will teach and perform Western music; and learn about traditional Kenyan music, instruments, dance, and culture. This is the third annual volunteer trip to Kenya sponsored by local ...


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