Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

August 24, 2017

City Parks Foundation has announced the 25th anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, New York City’s annual salute to the legendary late saxophonist.

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Barron Ryan Releases Cover “Tiger Rag” to Commemorate 100th Anniversary

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the original recording of “Tiger Rag,” Barron Ryan has released his rendition of the jazz standard to introduce the classic to a new generation of jazz enthusiasts.

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Eastman Jazz Sextet to Perform at the Tokyo Jazz Festival

For the first time, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Jazz department will have an ensemble travel to Japan to perform at the Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival.

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Tyler Reese Makes His NYC Debut at Club Bonafide

August 9, 2017

Tyler Reese, a jazz guitar performer and former student of with jazz legend Pat Metheny, made his New York City Debut yesterday, August 9, at Club Bonafide.

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Jazz Legend Joe Thomas Passes Away at 84

Musician Joe Thomas, sometimes known as “The Ebony Godfather,” passed away on July 26.

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Joe Lovano Trades In For Two New Sax Dakota Straights

Saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano traded in his original LA SAX Straight Alto and Tenor for two new Sax Dakota Straights this past June at Roberto’s Music in New York City.

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Joseph Doubleday Joins Majestic Percussion

Vibraphonist Joseph Doubleday has joined Majestic Percussion. Doubleday was the first Vibraphonist accepted to the Jazz Studies program at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.

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New England Conservatory Professional String Quartet Program Admits Verona Quartet

New England Conservatory (NEC) has announced that Verona Quartet will be the next group in its Professional String Quartet Training program.

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Ignacio Berroa Trio To Release Straight Ahead From Havana

July 26, 2017

On August 5, the Ignacio Berroa Trio will release their album Straight Ahead From Havana. The album features Berroa on the drums, Martin Bejerano on the piano, and Josh Allen and Lowell Ringel on the upright bass.

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Carl Allen Joins Vater Drumsticks Roster

Jazz legend Carl Allen has joined the Vater roster of artists. Allen is a prolific jazz drummer whose career spans almost three decades and 200 recordings.

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