Montreal Jazz Fest Celebrates 35 Years

April 18, 2014

The world’s largest jazz festival takes place June 26 to July 6 this year in a celebration of its 35th […]

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JEN Conference 2015 Exhibitor Enrollment Now Open

April 9, 2014

Exhibitor enrollment for the 2015 Jazz Education Network Conference, which takes place in San Diego January 7-10, is now open.

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Herbie Hancock Appointed 2014 Norton Professor Of Poetry At Harvard

January 21, 2014

Always at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor Of Poetry at Harvard University.

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NEA Statement on the Death of Jazz Master Yusef Lateef

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef, a virtuoso on the traditional jazz instruments of saxophone and flute.

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Jazz Singer/Songwriter Rondi Charleston Video Raises $8,500 for Jazz Drama Program

Thinking creatively, Charleston and her label, Motema Music, agreed in mid- December to donate $1 to the Jazz Drama Program (JDP) for every view of “DNA,” a track from Charleston’s critically acclaimed 2013 release “Signs of Life.”

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Pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop Passes at 87

Pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop died this month in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 87. He is also survived by his brother the legendary jazz drummer Frankie Dunlop.

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10th Annual Big Band Jam Set for Spring in D.C

The 10th Annual Big Band Jam, selected as one of the “Top 100” event destinations in the United States in 2014 by the ABA Tour Operators of America, is scheduled throughout Washington D.C. and at Blues Alley, from April 17th – 27th. It’s the only jazz festival in America specifically created by kids for kids.

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Berklee Presents First-Ever Spanish Language Program

December 19, 2013

Berklee College of Music presents Berklee Latino, the college’s first-ever program to be taught in Spanish.

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Bobby Jackson, Veteran Jazz Broadcaster, Dies at 57

Bobby Jackson, a longtime, award-winning jazz broadcaster and educator, died Dec. 9 in Cleveland. Jackson, who was 57, died suddenly of undetermined causes, said his wife of 10 years, Lisa-Jean Sylvia.

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NEA Sends $40k Grant to DC Jazz Festival

The DC Jazz Festival recently announced that it has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its 2014 Festival, which will take place June 24-29, 2014.

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