Int’l Songwriting Competition Awards Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno

May 16, 2014

The International Songwriting Competition has awarded its 2014 Grand Prize to jazz trumpeter Shunzo Ohno. Ohno has been described as […]

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Matana Roberts Receives Doris Duke Impact Award

Matana Robertsis one of 20 individuals in the first class of Doris Duke Impact Awards, presented by the Doris Duke […]

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Fred Ho (1957-2014)

April 18, 2014

After a long battle with cancer, revolutionary baritone saxophonist Fred Ho passed away the morning of April 12th, 2014. Ho […]

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Newport Festivals Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The Newport Jazz Festival will mark its 60th Anniversary on International Jazz Day, Wednesday, April 30, at the historic Casino […]

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DIME Set to Open in 2014

A new performance-based music education college is slated to open up in Detroit in the fall of 2014. Founded by […]

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Montreal Jazz Fest Celebrates 35 Years

The world’s largest jazz festival takes place June 26 to July 6 this year in a celebration of its 35th […]

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JEN Conference 2015 Exhibitor Enrollment Now Open

April 9, 2014

Exhibitor enrollment for the 2015 Jazz Education Network Conference, which takes place in San Diego January 7-10, is now open.

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Herbie Hancock Appointed 2014 Norton Professor Of Poetry At Harvard

January 21, 2014

Always at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor Of Poetry at Harvard University.

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NEA Statement on the Death of Jazz Master Yusef Lateef

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef, a virtuoso on the traditional jazz instruments of saxophone and flute.

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Jazz Singer/Songwriter Rondi Charleston Video Raises $8,500 for Jazz Drama Program

Thinking creatively, Charleston and her label, Motema Music, agreed in mid- December to donate $1 to the Jazz Drama Program (JDP) for every view of “DNA,” a track from Charleston’s critically acclaimed 2013 release “Signs of Life.”

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