Jazz Legend Joe Thomas Passes Away at 84

August 9, 2017

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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Applications Open for the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation (EFCF) – JEN Research Fellowship

Applications are now open for the third Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation (EFCF) – JEN Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian.

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Doc Severinsen To Perform at The Midwest Clinic

The Midwest Clinic has announced that jazz legend Doc Severinsen will be performing on Wednesday, December 20.

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Applications Open for 2018 Bucharest International Jazz Competition

July 12, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2018 edition of the Bucharest International Jazz Competition, which will be held from May 12 to 19 in Bucharest Romania.

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Blue Note At Sea Announces 2018 Roster

The cruise, which is a collaboration between Blue Note Records, Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Entertainment Cruise Productions, has released the 2018 list of performers, which includes winners of 48 Grammys, two Tony Awards, and four NEA Jazz Masters.

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