JodyJazz Pres. Jody Espina Presents at TEDx

June 26, 2014

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 nine days of exceptional creative improvised music at more than 325 concerts with 1500+ artists from around the world June 20-28. Headlining at this year’s festival are Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring […]

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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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2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Repertoire Released

DANSR recently announced details for the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. The repertoire has been announced and the deadline for submissions has been set as Monday, December 15, 2014.

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Bill Clinton To Receive Jazz Advocacy Award

May 28, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton will get a chance to play his saxophone when the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz honors him with its Founder’s Award. The Monk Institute announced Monday that Clinton will receive the award at a Nov. 9 concert at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee […]

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Pathways to Jazz Awards Grants to Colorado Musicians

Newly formed Pathways To Jazz is awarding grants to jazz musicians to support costs associated with producing recorded works. Pathways to Jazz knows the value that recorded work plays in furthering artistry and wants to support artists who are unable to make provisions for themselves to take this essential step. The program’s objectives are to […]

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