Berklee Awards Lollapalooza Scholarship

July 18, 2013

An ongoing partnership between Lollapalooza, one of the premier music festivals in the world, and Berklee College of Music, the leading college for contemporary music, has resulted in scholarship awards for outstanding young musicians.

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Sonny Rollins, Amiri Baraka Help Celebrate JJA’s 25th Birthday

June 20, 2013

A special message from Sonny Rollins, a presentation by poet Amiri Baraka, and performances by harpist Edmar Castañeda, singer/actress Paulette Dozier with pianist Danny Mixon, and the Zach Brock Trio highlighted the 2013 JJA Jazz Awards Party at the Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday, where the Jazz Journalists Association celebrated its 25th birthday with Awards for excellence in jazz media.

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Percussive Arts Society Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame will induct four top percussionists during the 39th Annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) from November 13-16. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring the four newest members, will be held Thursday, November 14, before the PASIC Thursday Evening Concert at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

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Berklee BeanTown Jazz Fest Returns to Boston

The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, drawing 80,000 attendees in the past, returns to Boston for its 13th year in September.

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Manhattan School of Music Honors Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen

Manhattan School of Music honored Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in May as honorees of the school’s first-ever Jazz Gala as recipients of the Degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, honoris causa.

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Trombonist Wayne Wallace Appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Faculty

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music recently announced that jazz trombonist Wayne Wallace will join its faculty as professor of practice in jazz this fall. A five-time Grammy nominee, Wallace is one of the most respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today.

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St. Louis Preps for Inaugural Post-Dispatch Chesterfield Jazz Fest

June 5, 2013

The inaugural St. Louis Post-Dispatch Chesterfield Jazz Festival is set to take place in the new Chesterfield Amphitheater, located in West County’s lush Central Park on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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Louis Armstrong House Museum Announces Summer Concert Series

The Louis Armstrong House Museum recently announced its 2013 Hot Jazz / Cool Garden concert series, which will include three hot NYC jazz bands.

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Mulgrew Miller, 1955-2013

Renowned jazz pianist Mulgrew passed away on May 29 at the age of 57. Miller’s performances proved highly influential throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, beginning with stints with Betty Carter and Woody Shaw.

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NYC Festival Celebrates Zorn at 60

New York Icon and influential jazz composer/performer John Zorn will turn 60 this September, and eight of Manhattan’s most important cultural venues—from large museums to major concert halls to intimate clubs—will celebrate with a festival of “Zorn@60” performances spanning the city leading up to September.

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