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Jazz Empowers Hosts Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Jazz Empowers Hosts Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Jazz Empowers, a national nonprofit organization that supports jazz programs in underserved schools, is celebrating Mardi Gras with a Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival. The jazz festival will include an exclusive performance from Jazz Empowers instructor Ricky Sebastian and his Carnival Time Band featuring Derek Douget on Tenor Saxophone, Ashlin Parker on trumpet, Don Vappie on guitar/vocals, and Richard Moten on bass. The festival will also include performances and testimonials from Jazz Empowers students, and a short live auction with ...

World-Renowned Voice Teacher Jeannie Gagné Launches A New Subscription Series To Empower Singers And Transform Their Singing And Performing

World-Renowned Voice Teacher Jeannie Gagné Launches A New Subscription Series To Empower Singers And Transform Their Singing And Performing

Whether you know her as the impactful voice guru “The Vocal Genie,” as an acclaimed performing artist and bandleader, or as Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, you know that Jeannie Gagné is a go-to source for getting students to sing their very best. Praised by her students for her honesty, compassionate approach, and uncanny skill for taking students to the next level, Jeannie translates complex musical and technical concepts into language people can understand, and infuses mind-body-spirit ...

Jazz Education Nonprofit Partners With World-Renowned Jazz Musicians

Jazz Education Nonprofit Partners With World-Renowned Jazz Musicians

Jazz Empowers, a national nonprofit bringing jazz programs to students in underserved schools, announced the founding of their advisory board. The advisory board is comprised of some of the top jazz musicians in the world and will provide expert advice to Jazz Empowers staff as they continue to develop best practices in teaching students jazz. The 10 founding Advisory Board members are saxophonists Lakecia Benjamin, Jeff Coffin, Jon Irabagon, Bob Mintzer, Ted Nash, Miguel Zenon, trumpeters Dave Douglas, Terell Stafford, ...

Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired renowned drummer, composer and educator Nasheet Waits to join the jazz faculty beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to his work as a leader, Waits is widely known for his performances and recordings with a jazz greats including Antonio Hart, Geri Allen, Marc Cary, Andrew Hill, Wallace Roney and many others. “I’m thrilled that Nasheet Waits has agreed to join the faculty at NEC. I’ve been a fan of his ...

Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

The Jazz Improvisation workshop in Italy combines a week of rigorous jazz studies with an exploration of the foods, wines, and sights that Italy has to offer. The workshop is perfect for instrumentalists and vocalists with different backgrounds who want to learn and become better musicians. You won't want to miss out on this spectacular 6-day / 7-night immersion in Jazz improvisation held in a supportive and focused atmosphere conducive to intensive study and mutual encouragement through individual and group ...

Storytellers Workshop NYC Presented By Songstress Monday Michiru And FoSn, A Series Of Lyric Writing Seminars In NYC

Storytellers Workshop NYC Presented By Songstress Monday Michiru And FoSn, A Series Of Lyric Writing Seminars In NYC

Songstress Monday Michiru and FoSn presents “Storytellers Workshop NYC,” a series of lyric writing seminars in the Big Apple, kicking off their fall session with four weekly classes (November 4th, 12th, 18th and 25th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.), and ending with a student showcase “Lyricists Lounge” at Club Bonafide on December 8th (3:00 p.m.). About Monday Michiru Born in Japan, Monday’s musical and cultural perspectives were formed not only by her upbringing in both Japan and coastal U.S., but also by her ...

Those Who Can Do, Teach: Why You Should Consider Teaching Music Online

Those Who Can Do, Teach: Why You Should Consider Teaching Music Online

While most musicians might not see themselves as educators, prefer the idea of performing to providing lessons, this piece offers a series of compelling reasons why, as a skilled musician, one should give series thought the idea of teaching music online. Guest post by Christine Elise Occhino of Soundfly's Flypaper I have found that the most valuable education I ever received in any subject was always from someone who professionally did (or currently does) what they teach. That’s why you, as the ...

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are to be to held at NEC's acoustically superb Jordan Hall, providing an intimate and versatile setting. And several other performances are scheduled in New ...


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