Chicago Jazz Orchestra to Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie with Definitively Dizzy

April 5, 2017

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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Trombone Shorty Foundation’s 5th Annual Shorty Fest Tickets On Sale Now

Shorty Fest 2017 Presented by Presqu’ile Winery continues the tradition of passing the New Orleans sound forward to the next generation.

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David Amram Receives Highlights In Jazz Annual Award at Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger presented David Amram with their annual award.

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Stephan S. Nigohosian Appointed Marketing Communications Coordinator at JEN

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) has appointed Stephan S. Nigohosian to the position of Marketing Communications Coordinator, reporting directly to JEN President Caleb Chapman and Director Rick Drumm.

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DC Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center Present An Evening with Pat Metheny

March 9, 2017

Featuring Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock

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Presenters Announced for the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala

Veteran entertainer Maurice Hines, “trans-genre” artist Justin Vivian Bond, comedian Jim David, and musician Paul Shaffer have been set as presenters at the 32nd annual Bistro Awards.

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