Billie Holiday First 2015 Inductee on Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame

April 17, 2015

As a special birthday gift to the woman widely considered to be one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century, The Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame is proud to welcome Billie Holiday as its newest inductee on the 100th anniversary of her birth in the City of Brotherly Love. Billie Holiday, aka “Lady […]

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Gunther Schuller to receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal

Former New England Conservatory president, composer, conductor, author, publisher, historian, record producer, virtuoso hornist, educator, and polymath, Gunther Schuller has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal. Schuller will receive the medal on Sunday, August 9 at The MacDowell Colony grounds in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The MacDowell Colony has awarded the medal every […]

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Berklee Launches Summer Program at Santa Monica High School

Berklee will be holding two summer programs in Los Angeles this July 2015. These programs, held at Santa Monica High School for students aged 15 and older, provide developing musicians access to resources from Berklee. During these five day programs, students learn from faculty and work alongside other young and talented musicians from all over […]

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The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn

For the second time, Entertainment Cruise Productions is offering The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn, sailing throughout the Mediterranean September 30 to October 10, 2015. The ship is limited to 450 guests served by more than 300 crew members. From now through May 15, the remaining cabins are being offered at favorable rates. The quoted […]

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The First Wes Montgomery International Jazz Guitar Contest

Non-profit jazz label Resonance Records is announcing the launch of the Wes Montgomery International Jazz Guitar Contest, and is now offering sponsorship opportunities at various levels. Open to contestants age 14-33, the contest invites guitarists to submit audio and videos of their guitar playing to the contest website. Indaba Music is the technology partner and […]

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The 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival

April 2, 2015

The 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival will take place at 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 3 (12:00 pm to 2:00 am). Tickets are on sale now! While retaining hot jazz in its core, this year’s festival is expanding into later swing with bands, such as Andy Farber’s 17-piece After Midnight […]

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Workshops in NYC for Jazz Musicians of all Levels

The New York Jazz Workshop School of Music (NYJW) will again offer focused four-day workshops, July 23 through August 30. Led by leading jazz educators and performers, the Summer Summit Series for adults helps musicians of varying skill levels gain jazz knowledge and develop professional techniques. The Summer Summit Series at NYJW include workshops, each […]

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Juilliard Jazz Presents Federal Government and States Rights

Juilliard Jazz presents Federal Government and States Rights: The Music of Ferdinand Joseph La Mothe “Jelly Roll” Morton and Joe “King” Oliver on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8 pm in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. The guest coach is clarinetist Dr. Michael White. Extremely limited quantities of free tickets are available online. Members of the Juilliard […]

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Tickets Now on Sale for DC JazzFest at The Hamilton Live

March 23, 2015

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) announced that tickets are now available for the DC JazzFest at The Hamilton Live co-presented by The Washington Post. In addition to concerts at the Hamilton Live, the festival will welcome a diverse selection of renowned and emerging artists at a wide array of venues across the district, June 10-16. […]

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The Art of Kansas City Swing: An International Jazz Education Festival

“The Art of Kansas City Swing” (June 18-20, 2015) is the first time Kansas City Swing music will be studied in the land of its birth – Kansas City, Missouri. This festival takes the historic area known as 18th and Vine and transports you to the oldest continuously run jazz house in the world, the […]

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