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7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 5th Edition – Deadline is extended until November 1st, 2020

7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 5th Edition – Deadline is extended until November 1st, 2020

7 Virtual Jazz Club announces that the new deadline for entering the contest will be November 1st, accepting requests from many musicians who were unable to realize in time their video performances due to Covid-19 emergency. This Year's Categories Under 25 Amateurs & Pros To enter the contest, soloists and groups pay a small registration fee and submit a video of their performance. Due to Covid-19 emergency, the 7 Virtual Jazz Club decided to help participants accepting also multi-screen videos ...

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

Of course, COVID-19 has disrupted the lives and jobs of many different people worldwide. But given our work at Jazzfuel, we wanted to look specifically at how jazz musicians are being affected by the current situation. We conducted a comprehensive survey of 266 professional jazz musicians around the world about their work and plans in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. 55% of jazz musicians surveyed said they had no live performances scheduled for 2021 Delving into government support, loss of ...

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, ...

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: September 2020

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: September 2020

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in September, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! TOP TRACKS Song for Pina Enzo Torregrossa From: Song for Pina 04:55 I Remember You Bob McHugh

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 ...

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: August 2020

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: August 2020

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in August, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! TOP TRACKS Martingale Denman Maroney From: Martingale 08:39 Il lago di Ikahti Filippo Bonaccorso From: Enigmatica ...

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater will emcee this premier event, which will include performances by acclaimed jazz musicians—including honorees McFerrin, Mitchell, and Workman—recorded from locations around the country. ...

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: July 2020

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: July 2020

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in July, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! TOP TRACKS Unraveled Aubrey Johnson From: Unraveled 04:53 Drum Wrecked Mike Lorenz From: vehicles ...


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