Chicago Jazz Philharmonic opens the Millennium Park portion of the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

August 22, 2018

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (“CJP”), under the direction of artistic director and co-founder Orbert Davis, will open the Millennium Park portion of the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival on Wednesday, August 29 with a program called Legends and Lions.

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The Jazz Composers’ Symposium Announces Artist Lineup

The fourth International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, co-sponsored by the University of Northern Colorado and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), will be held in the new School of Music facilities at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO from May 16-18, 2019.

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Yamaha Launches #ParentsChooseYamaha Initiative

August 9, 2018

Yamaha Corporation of America has just launched #ParentsChooseYamaha, a free online program to help parents choose the ideal string instruments for their children.

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BG Franck Bichon Co-Founder Passes Away

JAZZed received the following statement from BG Franck Bichon regarding the passing of Serge Bichon, co-founder of BG Franck Bichon…

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First Annual Jazz Industry Day Kicks Off In September

The first annual Jazz Industry Day will be held at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with an after party scheduled at SOUTH Jazz Kitchen following the conference.

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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s Jazz Academy Marks 10 Year Anniversary

July 26, 2018

This week Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (“CJP”), under the direction of artistic director and co-founder Orbert Davis, concludes its 10th year of Summer Jazz Academy.

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NYO Jazz Makes Debut Appearances At Carnegie Hall On Friday

Carnegie Hall’s new national youth jazz orchestra, NYO Jazz, featuring 22 gifted young jazz musicians from across the country, will make its Carnegie Hall debut this Friday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m.

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Excelcia Music Publishing launched By Larry Clark

New publisher, Excelcia Music Publishing, will deliver the highest-quality school performance music for band, orchestra and school choral, as well as cutting edge methods and teacher resources.

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Di Meola Receives Honorary Degree At Berklee’s Campus In Valencia, Spain

July 11, 2018

Berklee Provost Larry Simpson has presented an honorary doctor of music degree to legendary jazz, fusion, and world music guitarist, composer, bandleader, and producer Al Di Meola.

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National Endowment For The Arts Names 2019 Jazz Masters

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that vocalist, composer and pianist Bob Dorough, pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, composer and bandleader Maria Schneider, and jazz historian and author Stanley Crouch have been awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships for 2019.

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