New Wynton Marsalis Documentary to Air on HBO

August 22, 2013

The HBO Family documentary Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass kicks off the third season of the two-time Emmy®-nominated series, following three promising musicians as they work with the jazz icon.

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Arturo Sandoval to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama will award legendary Latin Jazz artist Arturo Sandoval with the esteemed Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. President Obama will present the award to 16 honorees in a ceremony at the White House later this year.

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Relaunch of Iconic ’50s Jazz Catalog Bethlehem Records Announced

Verse Music Group & Naxos of America recently announced the reissue of iconic 1950s Jazz catalog, Bethlehem Records. Bethlehem Records’ lengthy discography contains over 250 albums that freshly and ambitiously captured an era of music, including West Coast Cool Jazz and East Coast Bop.

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Thelonious Monk Competition and All-Star Concert Set for DC in September

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz recently announced that the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and All-Star Gala Concert will take place at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16. The 2013 Competition and Gala is made possible through generous support from Cadillac, the presenting sponsor for the weekend.

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NAMM Awards Music-Making Grant to Rhythm! Discovery Center

Rhythm! Discovery Center was one of 21 recipients selected to receive grant support from The NAMM Foundation this year. The funding will allow Rhythm! to continue to offer participatory music programs that increase exposure to music making and its myriad benefits to the Indianapolis community.

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Beloved Jazz Pianist and Radio Host Marian McPartland Dies at 95

Award-winning jazz pianist Marian McPartland has died at the age of 95. The longtime Concord Jazz recording artist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz” died of natural causes August 20, 2013 at her Port Washington home in Long Island, NY.

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Savannah Music Fest Presents Workshop and Competition

July 18, 2013

The Savannah Music Festival recently released applications for the 9th annual Swing Central Jazz, a workshop and competition led by pianist Marcus Roberts during the festival.

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Jazz.FM91 Announces ‘Jazz 101: The Beginners Guide To Jazz’

JAZZ.FM91 announced the Fall release of its popular course “Jazz 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Jazz,” which originally ran this past May.

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NEC Announces 2013-2014 CI Concert Season

New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments announce over 100 free concerts for the 2013-2014 season.

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Montreal Jazz Fest Swings to Success

Montreal boasted its legendary joie de vivre over the 10 days and nights at the recent 2013 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

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