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Announcing World's Largest Ever Jazz Virtual 5K–Run / Walk / Ride Race During Jazz Appreciation Month

Source: Aurwin Nicholas

Jazz in Action on a Global Stage! Jazz fans all over the world, some exciting news has just been announced by The Jazzsippers Consortium. They have launched one of the biggest virtual races of 2021, where people all over the world can take part in the Jazz Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Ride Race, With a Jazz music near me concept, you can participate from anywhere! They are allowing for anyone to take part in this Historical Event, that will ever be associated ...

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William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

Source: James Keepnews

Elysium Furnace Works is proud to present bassist, composer, bandleader and a signal figure in creative music worldwide, William Parker, as part of a celebration of the recent publication of his long-overdue biography, Universal Tonality—The Life and Music of William Parker. Written by Pratt Institute professor Cisco Bradley and published by Duke University Press, this biography has already been acclaimed as a major contribution to jazz scholarship and the sociocultural history of downtown jny: New York City. This event—co-sponsored by ...

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2021 Gala Concert: Innovation + Soul

Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces  2021 Gala Concert: Innovation + Soul

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

April 15 at 7:30p.m. EDT and on-demand through April 25 Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the organization’s 2021 gala, Innovation + Soul, with a virtual concert that will shine the spotlight on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the group’s innovation and soul, and its brilliant composers and arrangers. The gala event will take place online on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30p.m. ET and will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the heartbeat of the ...

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2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert to Take Place Virtually April 22, 2021

2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert to Take Place Virtually April 22, 2021

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

Join the celebration of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters as the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, presents a virtual tribute concert in honor of Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap (2021 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy). The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and actor Delroy ...

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Maria Schneider Works With New England Conservatory Students In Grow Your Art

Maria Schneider  Works With New England Conservatory Students In Grow Your Art

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

New England Conservatory’s Jazz & Entrepreneurial Musicianship programs present Grow Your Art, a week-long music and business residency with groundbreaking multi- Grammy Award winning composer and bandleader Maria Schneider. The residency will include a pitch night, as well as masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions on the music business and entrepreneurship, culminating in a concert with the NEC Jazz Orchestra. Grow Your Art takes place Tuesday, March 2 through Thursday, March 4, with the pre-taped concert video broadcast on Wednesday, March ...

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Streaming On Jan. 24: '40 Years In Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center Celebrates The Klezmer Conservatory Band'

Streaming On Jan. 24: '40 Years In Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center Celebrates  The Klezmer Conservatory Band'

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

In 1979, 24-year old Hankus Netsky began organizing student jam sessions at Boston’s New England Conservatory to play the little known Eastern European folk music known as klezmer. The Klezmer Conservatory Band’s first gig followed in 1980 at NEC’s Brown Hall. Meanwhile, in Western Massachusetts, 24-year-old Yiddish literature graduate student Aaron Lansky launched a campaign to save the world’s Yiddish books, hoping to rescue the estimated 70,000 Yiddish books believed to be salvageable, a goal Lansky’s Yiddish Book Center surpassed ...

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Jazz Alive Swings Into 2021 With A New Season Of Jazz Tales

Jazz Alive Swings Into 2021 With A New Season Of Jazz Tales

Source: Jazz Alive

Jazz Alive, a Talbot County, Maryland based 501(c)(3) charitable foundation dedicated to the continuation and preservation of America’s indigenous art form, announces the lineup for a new season of their popular live YouTube show, Jazz Tales. Presented in an intimate setting that spotlights each musician's unique musical and personal tale, the show is hosted by Jazz Alive Founder, Pianist Fred Hughes. The hour and fifteen-minute show features live performances and interviews with invited guests who are masters of this great ...

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Premieres 2020 Holiday Virtual Concerts

Jazz At Lincoln Center Premieres  2020 Holiday Virtual Concerts

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the holiday season with the premiere of Big Band Holidays on December 19, and A New Years Eve Celebration: Live From Dizzy’s on December 31—two new virtual concerts featuring iconic guest artists and emerging stars in jazz. Tickets for each virtual holiday event are available on jazz.org. Big Band Holidays Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guest vocalists Rubén Blades, Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling, and Ashley Pezzotti. Premieres on Saturday, ...


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