Yamaha Adds Szekely, Block, and Sabatino to Artist Family

November 16, 2017

Yamaha Artist Services has announced that cellists Jacob Szekely and Mike Block, as well as bassist Charley Sabatino have been welcomed to the Yamaha Artist family. All three musicians currently use Yamaha electric string instruments.

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The D’Addario Foundation Presents Grants to Music Not-For-Profits

The D’Addario Foundation held three grant presentation events in October at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, Washington, Beacock Music in Vancouver, Washington, and Menchey Music in Timonium, Maryland.

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Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Jazz Celebrates Young Jazz Musicians

The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society (STJS) celebrated young jazz musicians on Sunday, November 12th, at their monthly Jazz Concert at the Sacramento Elks Lodge.

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Sunnyside Jazz Festival Welcomes Pianist-Composer Sarabski

The Sunnyside Jazz Festival in Reims celebrated its third edition this past fall. Produced by Jazzus Productions, the festival was established with the “desire to open the public to various original forms of music” and to prove that “jazz is a living music.”

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EL ECO Perform at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

November 1, 2017

EL ECO and drummer-composer Guillermo Nojechowicz performed this Wednesday (November 1) at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

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Wadada Leo Smith to Present CREATE Festival West in December

Composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith will present CREATE Festival West, a two-day celebration and exploration of his inventive and unclassifiable music, on Friday December 15 and Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Lab in San Francisco.

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JEN To Host 9th Annual Conference in Dallas

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) will present its 9th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas on January 3 through 6, 2018.

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Former Berklee Faculty Member McGhee Passes Away

Andy McGhee, former longtime Berklee College of Music faculty member, passed away on October 12 in Atlanta.

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Monty Alexander Announces New York Shows

October 18, 2017

Pianist Monty Alexander, a Jamaican-born jazz influencer for more than five decades, will perform shows at Jazz Forum this month on October 20 and 21.

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Donald and Barron Ryan Embark on Tour

Donald and Barron Ryan, a father and son piano duo, will soon begin a series of shows together beginning with two performances in Enid, Oklahoma on October 21 and 22.

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