Local 802 AFM Announces Jazz Mentors 7

December 14, 2016

On December 12, Local 802 American Federation of Musicians hosted the seventh installment of Jazz Mentors, a series of interactive panel discussions designed to connect up-and-coming musicians with some of New York City’s premier jazz artists to discuss the business components of developing a career in music.

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Jazz Connect Conference

The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, will be held January 5-6, 2017 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York. Now in its fifth year, the conference will continue to focus on vital issues affecting the jazz community, with a theme of “The Family of Jazz.”

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Jazz at Lincoln Center to Receive $50,000 Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.

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Swing Central Jazz Announces Twelve High School Jazz Bands To Participate In Savannah Music Festival

Twelve of the nation’s top high school jazz bands have been selected to participate in the eleventh annual Swing Central Jazz High School Jazz Band Competition & Workshop, an event produced by the Savannah Music Festival (SMF).

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38th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Jazz for the Holidays

December 2, 2016

The Montreal Jazz Festival announces ten new concerts in the next edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

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Jazz Education Network Presents 8th Annual Conference and Concert

The Jazz Education Network will present its 8th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, January 4 – 7, 2017, with world-class performers and presenters.

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Litchfield Jazz Camp Registration Open for 2017

Founded in 1997, Litchfield Jazz Camp serves 350- 400 residential and day students from around the world each summer.

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Juilliard Jazz Presents The Latin Tinge: Ray Barretto, Cal Tjader, and Carlos Henriquez

Juilliard Jazz presents “The Latin Tinge: Ray Barretto, Cal Tjader, and Carlos Henriquez” featuring Juilliard Jazz Ensembles on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall.

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17th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party & Big Band Blowout

This year’s party, featuring a big band closing each of the 4 nights, will take place February 23-26, 2017, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

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NEC Jazz Orchestra Releases New Big Band Album

November 22, 2016

New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst conducts the NEC Jazz Orchestra in a program celebrating his fourth big band recording How to Say Goodbye.

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