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Terence Blanchard Named Visiting Scholar At Berklee College Of Music

Terence Blanchard Named Visiting Scholar At Berklee College Of Music

Berklee College of Music has named world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring and Brass departments, and for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. “Coming to Berklee feels like I’m ...

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Hitting the jazz highway

Hitting the jazz highway

Building your jazz skills isn’t just about playing your instrument, singing your songs, developing your style and strengthening your improvisational skills. It’s also about dealing with challenges on the road, disruptive sleep patterns, and getting along with your band mates as you jump on the van and head to the next gig. Four students from the ...

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Music Education Monday: A master class in understanding audio formats

Music Education Monday: A master class in understanding audio formats

This week's “Music Education Monday" explores a subject that's rather technical, but nevertheless of interest to any working musician who wants to distribute audio to the public. Engineer Andrew Scheps is a music industry veteran who has won two Grammys and logged credits working with major pop, rock and hip-hop acts including Adele, U2, Red Hot ...

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Doubling; A History (Of Sorts)

A recent discussion among jazz researchers centered on the evolution of instrumentation as big bands changed through the decades. The conversation developed into exchanges about not only the makeup of band sections—rhythm, brass and reeds—but also the matter of doubling, in which individual musicians played more than one instrument and sometimes several. In the 1920s and ...

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Music Education Monday: A master class with percussionist Milford Graves

Music Education Monday: A master class with percussionist Milford Graves

The week for “Music Education Monday," we've got a different kind of master class for drummers. While most drum workshops are full of talk of exercises, licks and rudiments, Milford Graves deals with concepts and philosophy as much as technique, as befits his status as one of the elder statesmen of free jazz drumming. First coming ...

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Usdan Center - 5/17 Final Open House - Full Jazz Program

Usdan Center - 5/17 Final Open House - Full Jazz Program

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp whose alumni include Jane Monheit, and whose Jazz Department was created by Dr. Billy Taylor, will hold its final Open House for the 2015, 48th season on Sunday May 17 from 11 AM to 2 PM. The Center will feature new ...

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Music Education Monday: Still all about that bass (with Ray Brown and Milt Hinton)

Music Education Monday: Still all about that bass (with Ray Brown and Milt Hinton)

As yr. humble editor is not one to leave any good material unused, or any bad pun or pop culture reference unmade - at least of couple times - today's “Music Education Monday" post is a sequel to last December's “All About That Bass", featuring a few more bass-related links and video clips that turned up ...

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Moers Residency a Good Fit for Hayden Chisholm

Moers Residency a Good Fit for Hayden Chisholm

By Phillip Woolever With theatrical drama, dynamic performing colleagues and a flair for winding wind and wordplay, Hayden Chisholm, this year's Improviser in Residency, adds a unique dimension to his twelve-month tenure at Moers 2015.

The Moers residency was initiated as part of the festival's cultural, community commitment. Despite some recent cutbacks, Moers ...

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Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive Honorary Degrees At Berklee Commencement May 9

Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive Honorary Degrees At Berklee Commencement May 9

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance. This ...

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Music Education Monday: Jazz piano lessons from Mike Wolff and Barry Harris

Music Education Monday: Jazz piano lessons from Mike Wolff and Barry Harris

Today for “Music Education Monday," we've got some video lessons that nominally are intended for jazz pianists, but also contain information that may be of interest to jazz improvisors in general. Pianist Michael Wolff is know for his early work with Cal Tjader, Cannonball Adderly and Nancy Wilson, for leading the house band on the original ...


 

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