R.I.P. Horace Silver

June 26, 2014

NEA Jazz Master and legendary composer and pianist Horace Silver died last week at the age of 85. Silver, who composed classic tunes like “Song for My Father,” “The Preacher,” “Filthy McNasty,” and “Doodlin’,” passed away in New Rochelle, New York.

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Xerox Rochester Int’l Jazz Fest Starts June 20

June 12, 2014

One of the nation’s biggest music events, the 13th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF), will deliver […]

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Film On Bill Frisell In the Works

A new film is being made on guitarist Bill Frisell. Filmed with unique access over three years, this documentary is set to be an intimate, behind-the scenes portrait.

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Maryland Summer Jazz Fest Celebrates Tenth Year

The Maryland Summer Jazz camp and concerts are entering their tenth year in residence at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, Maryland.

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St. Louis Keyboardist Tony Simmons Dies

Keyboardist Anthony “Tony” Simmons, a well-known keyboardist who had collaborated with many performers throughout St. Louis, died on June 7 of a heart attack.

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2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Repertoire Released

DANSR recently announced details for the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. The repertoire has been announced and the deadline for submissions has been set as Monday, December 15, 2014.

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Bill Clinton To Receive Jazz Advocacy Award

May 28, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton will get a chance to play his saxophone when the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz honors […]

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Pathways to Jazz Awards Grants to Colorado Musicians

Newly formed Pathways To Jazz is awarding grants to jazz musicians to support costs associated with producing recorded works. Pathways […]

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Pianist Frank Strazzeri Dies at 84

Lifelong jazz pianist Frank Strazzeri died on May 9 in his hometown of Rochester, New York.  Strazzeri enjoyed a long […]

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Jazz In Europe Founder Johan Van Deeg Retires

Due to health reasons, Johan van Deeg will step down as chief editor effective on 1 June 2014 and oversee […]

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