John Coltrane Memorial Concert Set for Nov. 23 in Boston

November 7, 2013

Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert will present “A Year of Jubilee: the 36th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert,” with the New England Spiritual Ensemble and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble on Saturday, November 23.

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Bassist Eddie Gomez Awarded Honorary Berklee Doctorate in Spain

Legendary jazz bassist and Grammy Award-winner Eddie Gómez was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music in Valencia.

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Jazz Vocal Vet Lenora Zenzalai Helm Launches “Vocal Jazz Online” And “The Vocal Musicianship Academy”

October 25, 2013

Vocalist Lenora Zenzalai Helm has created two new on-line programs for jazz vocal education: Vocal Jazz Online and its offshoot, The Vocal Musicianship Academy.

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Renowned Trumpeter Ralph Alessi And Saxophonist Brian Levy Join New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired two renowned musicians to join the faculty: jazz trumpeter/composer Ralph Alessi who will teach trumpet and improvisation and jazz saxophonist Brian Levy who will teach both saxophone and music history and musicology.

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Monterey Jazz Fest Celebrates 56th Year

The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up last month after an outstanding weekend of exceptional performances by debut artists, returning masters and new favorites.

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New Youth Jazz Fest to Debut In Seattle

Cornish College of the Arts, in association with Seattle JazzED, recently announced that a new youth jazz festival – the Seattle Jazz Experience – debuts March 14 and 15, 2014 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

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Oscar Castro-Neves Dies at 73

October 3, 2013

Bossa Nova guitarist and orchestrator Oscar Castro-Neves died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

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Scotty Barnhard Named Count Basie Orchestra Director

The Count Basie Orchestra and All That Music Productions, LLC, recently announced the appointment of Scotty Barnhart as the new Director of The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

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Berklee Celebrates 20 Years of International Network

Berklee College of Music hosts 19 educational partners from contemporary music schools, colleges and universities around the world for a two-day summit next week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Berklee International Network (BIN).

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Pacific’s Brubeck Quintet in D.C. to Salute to Jazz Diplomacy

University of the Pacific, in partnership with American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture and the Open World Leadership Center, will host an Oct. 8 event that spotlights jazz diplomacy, especially the special cultural relationship that exists through jazz between Russia and the United States.

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