Congressional Panel Proposes Cuts to Federal Arts Funding

July 11, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies has just approved a spending bill that includes cuts to valuable federal arts programs.

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Caroline Hartig Elected ICA President

June 26, 2014

Vandoren Performing Artist Caroline Hartig has been selected as the new President-Elect of the International Clarinet Association.

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DC Jazz Fest Adds to to 10th Anniversary Celebration

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) recently announced that The Crawdaddies have been added to the 2014 DCJF lineup, closing out the New-Orleans themed three-day blowout at the Capitol Riverfront June 27-29.

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JodyJazz Pres. Jody Espina Presents at TEDx

Jody Espina, President of JodyJazz Inc, was one of the featured speakers at the recent TEDx event in Savannah, Georgia.

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Prestige Celebrates 65 Years with Reissues, Videos, Website

Concord Music Group will commemorate the 65th anniversary of revered jazz label Prestige Records with a plethora of special reissues, a new video series and a website dedicated to the pioneering jazz label and its roster of groundbreaking artists.

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R.I.P. Horace Silver

NEA Jazz Master and legendary composer and pianist Horace Silver died last week at the age of 85. Silver, who composed classic tunes like “Song for My Father,” “The Preacher,” “Filthy McNasty,” and “Doodlin’,” passed away in New Rochelle, New York.

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Xerox Rochester Int’l Jazz Fest Starts June 20

June 12, 2014

One of the nation’s biggest music events, the 13th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF), will deliver […]

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Film On Bill Frisell In the Works

A new film is being made on guitarist Bill Frisell. Filmed with unique access over three years, this documentary is set to be an intimate, behind-the scenes portrait.

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Maryland Summer Jazz Fest Celebrates Tenth Year

The Maryland Summer Jazz camp and concerts are entering their tenth year in residence at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, Maryland.

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St. Louis Keyboardist Tony Simmons Dies

Keyboardist Anthony “Tony” Simmons, a well-known keyboardist who had collaborated with many performers throughout St. Louis, died on June 7 of a heart attack.

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