TD James Moody Jazz Festival Returns This November

October 17, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s seventh annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 4-18) is packed with performances by today’s most listened-to luminaries on the jazz scene.

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Hamiet Bluiett 1940-2018

American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Hamiet Bluiett passed away on October 4, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 78. He is survived by two sons, Pierre and Dennis, two daughters, Ayana and Bridgett, a sister, Karen Ratliff, and eight grandchildren.

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Berklee Remembers Abercrombie With Signature Series Performance

In celebration of the late guitar virtuoso John Abercrombie (‘67), the Berklee Guitar Department paid tribute to his life, music, and memories with friends and longtime collaborators during a Signature Series performance.

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Jupiter Rewards Students at the John Coltrane Festival

October 3, 2018

Jupiter Band Instruments, member of the KHS America family of brands, has once again partnered with the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival’s student essay contest. This is the fifth consecutive year Jupiter Band Instruments have partnered with the festival.

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TIDAL Releases New Jazz Club Episode

TIDAL has released a new Jazz Club episode, featuring Orrin Evans, Fabian Almazan and Sullivan Fortner. Hosted and produced by Hans Schuman, the episode features an engaging roundtable with the musicians, where they discuss the importance of community, artistic individuality and creative curiosity.

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Tucson Jazz Festival Adds Poncho Sanchez To Lineup

The line-up for the 5th annual Tucson Jazz Festival, scheduled for Jan. 11 to 21, 2019, now features Poncho Sanchez, who will be headlining the free Downtown Jazz Fiesta on Monday, January 21.

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Ira Sabin 1928-2018

Ira Sabin, founder of JazzTimes, passed away on September 12 in Rockville, Maryland.

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Juilliard Jazz Presents ‘Masters of Orchestration’

Juilliard Jazz will present the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and guest conductor, alumnus Brandon Lee, in the “Masters of Orchestration” show, featuring the music of Tadd Dameron, Neal Hefti, Thad Jones, and Gerry Mulligan

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival Announces First Fall Jazz Festival

September 19, 2018

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival has announced that the first annual Fall Jazz Festival will take place on Sunday, October 14 at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club. The fest will feature two stages, one in the lounge and the other in the Dunsmore Room.

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NEC Announces 2018-2019 Season Shows

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments has announced more than 50 concerts for the upcoming season.

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