Melba Liston and Randy Weston 40th Anniversary Concert

October 24, 2014

On October 17th Manhattan School of Music and the Wilbur Ware Institute celebrated the 40th anniversary of the longtime collaboration between NEA Jazz Masters, the late trombonist/arranger Melba Liston (1926-1999) and the renowned jazz pianist Randy Weston.

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Jazz St. Louis Opens to the World

St. Louis was at the center of the jazz world, as jazz legends, jazz enthusiasts and VIPs gathered at Jazz at the Bistro to celebrate the grand opening of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz.

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Jarasum Int’l Jazz Fest Hits Korea This Weekend

October 1, 2014

The Jarasum International Jazz Festival returns for its eleventh edition between October 3-5. Last year’s 10th anniversary bash attracted over 230,000 Korean jazz fans and an even greater number is expected this year. As ever, a veritable feast of international jazz will be served up on the festival’s numerous stages. Korean jazz in all its […]

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Blue Note Signs Jamie Cullum

Blue Note Records recently announced that they’ll be the new U.S. home of British jazz star Jamie Cullum. The label threw a special sneak preview to his upcoming album Interlude with a pair of intimate shows at The Blue Note Jazz Club on Sept 29. Cullum will played the album in its entirety with his […]

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Jazz Standard Donates Ticket Sales to Jazz Foundation Of America

New York club Jazz Standard recently announced its charitable giving plan to contribute proceeds from online ticket sales beginning October 1st to the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA). The selected non- profit organization benefits from the club’s ticket sales’ donations, direct donations by audience members, and heightened visibility for their organization. Seth Abramson, Artistic Director […]

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Corea Nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy

Chick Corea’s The Vigil, released in August of last year, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 20, and will air in the United States on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 […]

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Jackie Cain (1928-2014)

September 18, 2014

Bebop vocalist Jackie Cain died September 15 at her home in New Jersey at the age of 86.

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Wynton Marsalis to Help Open new St. Louis Jazz Center

Esteemed jazz ambassador Wynton Marsalis will be on hand to headline festivities celebrating the opening of St. Louis’ state-of-the-art Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz on October 2.

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Joe Sample Dies at 75

Joe Sample, pioneering keyboard player and composer who grafted styles like funk, jazz, gospel, and Zydeco and founder of the Crusaders, died this past month at the age of 75.

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Berklee’s Valencia Master’s Enrollment Doubles

Berklee College of Music welcomed 148 students from 31 different countries to its one-year intensive master’s programs at its Valencia, Spain, campus recently for the start of its third academic year.

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