Monterey Jazz Fest Celebrates 56th Year

October 25, 2013

The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up last month after an outstanding weekend of exceptional performances by debut artists, returning masters and new favorites.

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New Youth Jazz Fest to Debut In Seattle

Cornish College of the Arts, in association with Seattle JazzED, recently announced that a new youth jazz festival – the Seattle Jazz Experience – debuts March 14 and 15, 2014 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

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Oscar Castro-Neves Dies at 73

October 3, 2013

Bossa Nova guitarist and orchestrator Oscar Castro-Neves died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

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Scotty Barnhard Named Count Basie Orchestra Director

The Count Basie Orchestra and All That Music Productions, LLC, recently announced the appointment of Scotty Barnhart as the new Director of The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

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Berklee Celebrates 20 Years of International Network

Berklee College of Music hosts 19 educational partners from contemporary music schools, colleges and universities around the world for a two-day summit next week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Berklee International Network (BIN).

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Pacific’s Brubeck Quintet in D.C. to Salute to Jazz Diplomacy

University of the Pacific, in partnership with American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture and the Open World Leadership Center, will host an Oct. 8 event that spotlights jazz diplomacy, especially the special cultural relationship that exists through jazz between Russia and the United States.

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Jazz Pianist Vijay Iyer Earns MacArthur Grant

Pianist Vijay Iyer was among the 24 innovators to be awarded the 2013 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grants” this year.

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Filmmakers Raising Funds for ‘Hawkins: A Documentary on Marshall Hawkins and IAA’

September 19, 2013

The film production team ManoffGilpatrick Productions is in the planning stages of creating a documentary about renowned musician and educator Marshall Hawkins, who has served a legendary orle at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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Philanthropist Bringing Jazz Back to Pakistan

A Pakistani philanthropist is working hard to bring world-class jazz back to his native country.

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Future of Music Coalition and Jazz Forward Coalition Host DC Roundtable October 28

The Future of Music Coalition and Jazz Forward Coalition next month will host an informal roundtable on the future of jazz advocacy in Washington, D.C.

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