Jazz Pianist Vijay Iyer Earns MacArthur Grant

October 3, 2013

Pianist Vijay Iyer was among the 24 innovators to be awarded the 2013 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grants” this year.

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Filmmakers Raising Funds for ‘Hawkins: A Documentary on Marshall Hawkins and IAA’

September 19, 2013

The film production team ManoffGilpatrick Productions is in the planning stages of creating a documentary about renowned musician and educator Marshall Hawkins, who has served a legendary orle at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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Philanthropist Bringing Jazz Back to Pakistan

A Pakistani philanthropist is working hard to bring world-class jazz back to his native country.

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Future of Music Coalition and Jazz Forward Coalition Host DC Roundtable October 28

The Future of Music Coalition and Jazz Forward Coalition next month will host an informal roundtable on the future of jazz advocacy in Washington, D.C.

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Jimmy Ponder: 1946-2013

Legendary jazz guitarist Jimmy Ponder recenetly passed away, having appeared on over 80 recordings with his unique blend of Wes Montgomery octaves and bluesy roots.

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JJA’s Online Talking Jazz Launches This Week

Jazz presenters, administrators and cultural consultants, arts journalism educators, politicians and other influential public figures, leaders in jazz diplomacy efforts and curators of musicians’ homes turned into museums will be panelists in five free monthly interactive online panels in a series titled Talking Jazz,produced by Jazz Journalists Association.

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Stanford Jazz Wraps up 2013 Season

September 6, 2013

Over 10,000 jazz fans enjoyed the Stanford Jazz Festival this summer, attending concerts by everyone from Herbie Hancock to the magnificent Stanley Clarke Trio and Chucho Valdés.

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Eden MacAdam-Somer Presents Genre-Spanning Program at NEC

New England Conservatory presents Walking Between the Worlds – Stories, violinist and singer Eden MacAdam-Somer’s Faculty Recital on Thursday, September 12.

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JALC Announces ‘Abyssinian’ Tour

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau recently announced the Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour, a “historic hand-clappin’, tambourine-slappin’ celebration” scheduled to take place in performing arts centers and churches in the U.S.

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LA Jazz Society Plans 30th Anniversary Jazz Tribute Awards for Oct. 27

It will be a family affair when the Los Angeles Jazz Society pays tribute to Latin jazz artists Sheila E., her father, Pete, and brothers Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo at the Society’s 30th Anniversary Jazz Tribute Awards Dinner and Concert at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City on Sunday, Oct. 27.

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