Jackie Cain (1928-2014)

September 18, 2014

Bebop vocalist Jackie Cain died September 15 at her home in New Jersey at the age of 86.

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Wynton Marsalis to Help Open new St. Louis Jazz Center

Esteemed jazz ambassador Wynton Marsalis will be on hand to headline festivities celebrating the opening of St. Louis’ state-of-the-art Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz on October 2.

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Joe Sample Dies at 75

Joe Sample, pioneering keyboard player and composer who grafted styles like funk, jazz, gospel, and Zydeco and founder of the Crusaders, died this past month at the age of 75.

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Berklee’s Valencia Master’s Enrollment Doubles

Berklee College of Music welcomed 148 students from 31 different countries to its one-year intensive master’s programs at its Valencia, Spain, campus recently for the start of its third academic year.

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Study Shows Community Music Programs Enhance At-Risk Youth Brain Function

September 5, 2014

A new Northwestern University study funded by the NAMM Foundation provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children’s developing nervous systems.

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Michelle Walker Returns To Russia As Cultural Ambassador Of Jazz

Jazz vocalist Michelle Walker is presenting several special concerts throughout Russia on a tour through September 15th.

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KSU’s Phil Hewett Memorial Scholarship

Kansas State University has announced that it is building funds for the new Phil Hewett Memorial Scholarship.

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Prestige Records Continues Anniversary Year with Coltrane and Davis Box Sets

Adding to Prestige Records’ 65th anniversary celebration this year is the release of two comprehensive retrospectives of John Coltrane and Miles Davis’ recordings on the Prestige label, August 26, 2014.

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Berklee Names Betsy Newman VP of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Berklee College of Music has named Betsy Newman vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students.

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Mike Balter Receives Vandercook Honorary Doctorate

August 15, 2014

Mike Balter, President of Mike Balter Mallets LLC, was awarded a Doctor of Music Degree and delivered the commencement address […]

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