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The Nash Announces The Creation Of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund

The Nash Announces The Creation Of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund

In honor of her long-standing love and support of young jazz artists, The Nash announces the establishment of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund. Donations made to the fund will directly support The Nash programs for youth, including Phoenix Jazz Girls, The Nash Legacy Ensemble and The Nash Futures, providing scholarships for young musicians who want to learn and play jazz. Contributions can be made by cash, check or online. A “Yeah” for Mary Bishop's Legacy by Jana Bommersbach ...

Free Online Support Group For Jazz Musicians Struggling With COVID-19-Related Stresses

Free Online Support Group For Jazz Musicians Struggling With COVID-19-Related Stresses

Announcing a free online support group for jazz musicians struggling with the financial, family, and other COVID-19-related stresses. The group will meet at a time that is mutually convenient and run for an hour over ZOOM. The group will meet for 4 consecutive weeks with the possibility of continuing after that if there is a consensus to do so. I am an experienced psychologist, jazz afficianado, and amateur jazz musician. If interested and for more information, please contact Steven at ...

Jazz Arts Initiative Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Announces Name Change To JazzArts Charlotte

Jazz Arts Initiative Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Announces Name Change To JazzArts Charlotte

International jazz legend Wynton Marsalis joined JazzArts Charlotte President and CEO Lonnie Davis on Saturday, March 30 for a re-branding kickoff event held for sponsors, volunteers and local dignitaries. Ten years ago, Lonnie and O.C. Davis came to Charlotte from their hometown of jny: New Orleans, displaced by Hurricane Katrina. They had an audacious dream to create a unique new organization that would be dedicated to jazz performance and education. They established the Jazz Arts Initiative. Since that time the ...

Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

On Thursday, October 18th, 2018 PATH Ventures celebrated their 11th year by hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Night, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. The event featured Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with his all-star Jazz & Blues Revue. The 8-piece band features Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr on vocals, Robert Kyle on saxophone, Nolan Shaheed on trumpet, Gary Wicks on bass, Grammy-nominated MB Gordy on ...

Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents... The Remedy Project: The Arts Of Healing

Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents... The Remedy Project: The Arts Of Healing

The Philadelphia Jazz Project is a special initiative started by the Wyncote Foundation and fiscally hosted by Culture Trust / Greater Philadelphia. Its role is to grow the audience for Jazz in Philadelphia and to expand the possibilities for our artists on the local, regional and global scene.
 One aspect of the work we do is to make music in service to the community. Since late 2016, PJP has quietly been working to develop a collaboration between area medical professionals ...

Net Neutrality's Death Official In April (Cue Lawsuits)

Net Neutrality's Death Official In April (Cue Lawsuits)

Although net neutrality was sentenced to death some time ago last year, the actual repeal itself won't be going into effect until April, at which time a slew of lawsuits will likely roll in against the FCC.  By Karl Bode of Techdirt While the FCC formally voted to kill net neutrality late last year, the actual repeal of the rules doesn't occur until the repeal itself is published in the Federal Register. Sources tell Reuters that with Ajit Pai's agency having completed the finishing touches ...

Music Modernization Act Seeks Sweeping Royalty Reform

Music Modernization Act Seeks Sweeping Royalty Reform

While legislative gridlock seems to be the order of the day, a new legislative effort to institute a comprehensive reform of music licensing regulations is pushing ahead in the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support. On Wednesday, the Music Modernization Act was introduced in the Senate, with co-sponsored from both parties, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, former chair of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, who also serves on the committee. The proposed legislation seeks to improve ...

States, Congress Battle FCC Over Net Neutrality End

States, Congress Battle FCC Over Net Neutrality End

Dozens of attorneys general filed a petition Tuesday challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision to roll back net neutrality rules. A coalition of major tech companies has also promised court action; and Congress appears ready to take action, as well. The petition, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, would block the rollback which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, has championed since being appointed by President Donald Trump last year.  Last month, the commission voted 3-2 ...


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