Dr. Keller Cooker Named Dean of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

April 19, 2017

The executive dean of The College of Performing Arts at The New School has announced that Dr. Keller Coker has been appointed dean of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, effective immediately.

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DC Jazz Festival Adds Jacob Collier to Lineup

April 5, 2017

The DC Jazz Festival has added Grammy winner and Youtube sensation Jacob Collier to the festival’s lineup.

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Applications for IICSI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium due this month

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) is currently accepting applications for two postdoctoral research fellowship positions for the 2017-18 academic year.

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David Amram Receives Highlights in Jazz Annual Award

Last month, Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger presented David Amram with their annual award at the Tribecca Performing Arts Center in New York City.

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New England Conservatory Appoints Merry Peckham as New Chamber Music Chair

New England Conservatory has announced that Merry Peckham will join their faculty next fall as Chair of the Chamber Music Department.

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Chicago Jazz Orchestra to Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie with Definitively Dizzy

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra will celebrate the centennial of Dizzy Gillespie this May with the Definitively Dizzy, a live concert celebrating the jazz trumpeter. The one-night-only concert will take place on May 20 at the Studebaker Theater.

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Jazz Journalist Association Celebrate 26 Heroes in April

Jazz Appreciation Month begins this April to recognize and celebrate more than 20 “Jazz heroes” – people who have had massively positive musical influence on their local community, regardless of whether or not they are musicians.

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Mingo Jones Passes Away at 88

Mingo Jones, one of the last living musicians to have played at the renown jazz clubs of Indiana Avenue, passed away this Monday in his home at the age of 88.

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DC Jazz Festival Adds Musical Prodigy Jacob Collier

March 23, 2017

The fastest growing jazz festival in the United States, the DC Jazz Festival® (DC JazzFest), is pleased to announce the addition of multiple Grammy winner and YouTube sensation Jacob Collier to the Saturday, June 17 lineup for Events DC Presents: DC JazzFest at The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood.

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Wadada Leo Smith presents the CREATE Festival

Visionary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presents the first-everCREATE Festival, a two-day celebration and exploration of his inventive and unclassifiable music that will feature classic works alongside world premiere performances.

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