VanderCook College Welcomes New Director Of Bands Alex Kaminsky

May 1, 2019

VanderCook College of Music has announced Alex Kaminsky as the new Director of Bands for their music education program.Kaminsky will also instruct various courses as a faculty member. He joins the College from Stoneman Douglas High School, where he led the Wind Symphony to recent Carnegie Hall and Midwest Clinic appearances, as well as winning the State 5A Marching Band Championship the last two consecutive years.

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Announces Over 150 Ticketed Concerts For 2019 Edition

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, has announced over 150 ticketed concerts for the 2019 edition. Tickets for these concerts, which run from June 27 to July 6, went on sale Friday, April 26.

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Gotham Jazz Festival Kicks Off April 28

April 17, 2019

The third annual Gotham Jazz Festival will offer 13 hours music from over 100 musicians at the private club from the Gilded Age, The Players, on April 28. Following last year’s sold out festival, Prohibition Productions and New York Hot Jazz Camp have teamed up to produce the third edition of the all-day festival

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Levine Names Stanley ‘Female Jazz Vocalist’ For 2018

Saul Levine, 50-year veteran programmer for public radio station California State University, Long Beach’s KKJZ-88.1 FM radio (and also former iconic jazz station KBCA), has named Los Angeles based vocalist Lyn Stanley as his Female Jazz Vocalist of the year for 2018.

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Detroit Jazz Festival Presented By Quicken Loans Announces Reunion Lineup For 40th Year Celebration

Reflecting a “reunion” theme that returns phenomenal jazz artists and performers who have taken the Festival stage over the last 10 years, including five former artists-in-residence, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation recently announced the lineup for the 40th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans.

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Jazz Journalists Association Announces 2019 Jazz Heroes

Twenty-two “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz” in 20 U.S. cities have been announced by the Jazz Journalists Association as the organization’s 2019 slate of Jazz Heroes.

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Smith III Joins Berklee As Chair Of Woodwind Department

Berklee has named saxophonist Walter Smith III as chair of the Woodwind Department. Smith, a Berklee alumnus who recently released his fifth album as a leader, is widely recognized as an accomplished performer and composer, and an inspired educator.

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JAZZed Named As A “Top 5 Jazz Magazine On The Web”

April 2, 2019

Last month, JAZZed received a notification from Feedspot that our magazine was named as one of the “Top 5 Jazz Magazine On The Web.” The list, compiled by Feedspot on March 20, was titled “Top 5 Jazz Magazines, Publications & Ezines To Follow In 2019”.

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The Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Bassist Stanley Clarke As 2019 Artist-in-Residence

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation will present Stanley Clarke as its artist-in-residence for the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans. Clarke’s much anticipated return and performances will be a highlight at the festival, now celebrating its 40th year.

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National Endowment For The Arts Honors 2019 NEA Jazz Masters In April

The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

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