Wadada Leo Smith To Perform At The University Of Virginia

January 11, 2018

Composer, trumpeter, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Wadada Leo Smith and his Golden Quintet will perform music from Smith’s masterwork America’s National Parks on Saturday, January 27 at the University of Virginia’s Old Cabel Hall as part of the school’s Impulse Festival.

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Details Announced For Vermont Jazz Center Jazz Festival

The 2nd Annual Vermont Jazz Center (VJC) Solo Jazz Piano Fest will be a celebration of the “orchestra of all instruments.”

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JEN Announces EFCF Jazz Research Fellowship Winner

The JEN Research Interest Group has reported that the winner of the third annual EFCF Jazz Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution is Kimberly Teal, assistant professor in musicology at the University of Arkansas.

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Abdul-Jabbar Named Keynote Speaker for Forst Annual Jazz Congress

December 27, 2017

Jazz Congress, a new annual conference organized by JazzTimes and Jazz at Lincoln Center, has announced NBA all-time leading scorer, New York Times-bestselling author, and U.S. cultural ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the keynote speaker for its first annual Jazz Congress.

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Carter To Perform at Eastman School of Music

Jazz saxophonist James Carter will perform at the Eastman School of Music as a guest artist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble (EWE) on February 5, 2018.

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Newport Jazz Festival Kicks Off In February

The 18th annual Newport Jazz Festival, featuring a big band closing each of the four nights, will take place February 15 through 18 in 2018 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

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Fifteenth Annual Panama Jazz Festival to Take Place in January

The 15th Annual Panama Jazz Festival will be held from January 15 to 20 at The City of Knowledge in Panama City, ATLAPA Convention Center and the Old Quarter of Panama City.

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Satoko Fujii To Release 12 New Albums in 2018

December 13, 2017

To celebrate her 60th birthday, pianist-composer Satoko Fujii will release one new CD every month for all of 2018.

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Jeff Coffin and Yamaha Donate YX-500F Xylophone to Spaulding High School

Spaulding High School graduate and saxophonist of Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Coffin, returned to the campus in Rochester, New Hampshire on Tuesday, November 28 to present the school with a brand-new Yamaha YX-500F xylophone.

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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Announces Details for Inaugural NYO Jazz Program

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) has announced the faculty and European tour highlights for the inaugural year of NYO Jazz, a four-week intensive summer program, in 2018

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