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San Jose Jazz: Making kids smarter through music

San Jose Jazz: Making kids smarter through music

By Joe Rodriguez “I liked the way the trombone sounded," said Ayoko, who is now 12. His friend Jaime, 11, had hoped for a saxophone but settled for a clarinet. “They said it was free, so why not?" The musical notes that day in Santee Elementary School's echo-prone, combined cafeteria and auditorium penetrated deep enough to ...

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Miguel Zenón On Teaching At New England Conservatory

Miguel Zenón On Teaching At New England Conservatory

Miguel Zenón, the alto saxophonist and composer who has blended jazz and the music of his native Puerto Rico into one of the most passionate and coherent forms of contemporary expression, exemplifies the new possibilities that jazz envisions in the 21st century. His triumphs of the past decade, at the head of his own quartet and ...

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Berklee Names Jane Mendillo, Former President And CEO Of Harvard Management Company, To Board Of Trustees

Berklee Names Jane Mendillo, Former President And CEO Of Harvard Management Company, To Board Of Trustees

Berklee College of Music has named Jane Mendillo to its board of trustees. Mendillo is the former president and CEO of Harvard Management Company (HMC), which manages Harvard University’s endowment and related financial assets. Mendillo had worked at HMC for 15 years earlier in her career and returned after serving six years as chief investment officer ...

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New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Fred Hersch

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch has much to look forward to in his immediate future, including the premiere of a new extended composition and a variety of performances in the diverse solo and small-ensemble settings that have made him one of the major contemporary voices in jazz piano. Yet 2015 looms large in his mind for another reason. “It ...

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Music Education Monday: A jazz guitar master class with Jim Hall

This week's for “Music Education Monday," here's a master class in jazz guitar with the late Jim Hall. Recorded in 2011, the three parts of Hall's workshop and performance seen in the video windows embedded below after the jump total just over three hours of material. Hall, who died in 2013, first gained public attention in ...

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Usdan - 1/25 Free Open House $100 "Early Bird" Discount

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned summer arts camp whose Jazz Department was created by Dr. Billy Taylor, will hold a free Open House on Sunday January 25 from 11 AM to 2 PM for its 48th, 2015 season. For more information, call (631) 643-7900, write to openhouse@usdan.com, or visit usdan.com. ...

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Hancock rouses Jazz Network crowd

Hancock rouses Jazz Network crowd

The legendary musician delivered an inspiring keynote address at the national conference, which continues in San Diego through Saturday Lamenting the decline in arts funding at U.S. public schools as “a national disgrace,” music legend Herbie Hancock electrified a capacity audience of more than 1,600 during his keynote address Thursday at the 6th annual National Jazz ...

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Music Education Monday: Free Play-Along recordings, and a free class from Gary Burton

Music Education Monday: Free Play-Along recordings, and a free class from Gary Burton

It's time for another “Music Education Monday," the feature in which each week, we point to resources on the web that may be of particular interest to musicians, music students, and/or anyone who wants to understand the process of playing jazz. This week, we spotlight a couple of links related to improvisation, starting with a page ...

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SFJAZZ High School All Stars Alumni Aaron Bahr Wins First Hut Foundation Alumni Commission Award

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Alumnus and trumpeter Aaron Bahr received the first HUT Foundation Alumni Commission Award. Bahr’s composition “Kenny’s Song” won the award along with a $1,000 check presented to him by saxophonist Ravi Coltrane at the SFJAZZ Center on Sunday, December 14 during the organization’s weeklong A Love Supreme 50th Anniversary celebration. In Spring ...

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Entertainment Lawyer Joel Katz Joins Berklee College Of Music Board Of Trustees

Entertainment Lawyer Joel Katz Joins Berklee College Of Music Board Of Trustees

Berklee College of Music has named Joel Katz, a leader in the field of entertainment law, to its board of trustees. Katz is former Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section. His clients are some of the world’s most well-known entertainers, producers, record labels, concert promoters and Fortune 500 companies, including Kenny ...


 

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