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Silkroad Announces 2021 Global Musician Workshop In Partnership With New England Conservatory

Silkroad Announces 2021 Global Musician Workshop In Partnership With New England Conservatory

Source: Ann Braithwaite

Silkroad and New England Conservatory announced today the 2021 Global Musician Workshop (GMW), which will be held virtually for the first time due to the ongoing pandemic from August 8-14. GMW is directed by cellist and Silkroad artist Mike Block and features renowned faculty, including members of the Silkroad Ensemble and their colleagues, representing various cultures, traditions, and musical styles. Participants will engage in a variety of classes and group sessions designed to help them develop as versatile performers and ...

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Open Studio Presents 15-Time Grammy Nominee Fred Hersch In His First Ever Online Course

Open Studio Presents 15-Time Grammy Nominee Fred Hersch In His First Ever Online Course

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

With inspiring artists, deep content, passionate students and a soulful approach, Open Studio is more than a jazz education platform—it’s a global family of music lovers, joining together to celebrate jazz as a vibrant and collaborative art form. Beginning on June 11, 2021, iconic pianist Fred Hersch, a fifteen-time Grammy nominee, will present “Thoughts and Experiments with Solo Piano"—his first ever online course. Featuring 18 lessons over 6 hours, the course also includes an exclusive 45-minute interview with Hersch as ...

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Acclaimed Guitarist Nick Russo Offers Comprehensive Blues Guitar Masterclass Via Jam Play

Acclaimed Guitarist Nick Russo Offers Comprehensive Blues Guitar Masterclass Via Jam Play

Source: 1888 Media

With a 30-yr pedigree as composer, bandleader, International touring artist and session player with the likes of Jon Batiste, Russell Hall, Jimmy McGriff, and Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks, multi-instrumentalist Nick Russo has joined the esteemed list of educators offering courses via JamPlay, the leading online service providing guitar instruction. Russo joins a faculty of 100 teachers that includes stalwarts Steve Stevens, Lita Ford, Tosin Abasi, Kaki King, Tony MacAlpine, Phil Keaggy and Bumblefoot. For his curriculum “One Chord ...

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Jazz Empowers Hosts Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Jazz Empowers Hosts Virtual Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Source: Andrew Johnston

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 ...

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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

Source: Darcie Nicole

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 ...

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Jazz Education Nonprofit Partners With World-Renowned Jazz Musicians

Jazz Education Nonprofit Partners With World-Renowned Jazz Musicians

Source: Andrew Johnston

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, ...

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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

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

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 ...

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Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

Source: Marco Chelo

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 ...


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