Highlights In Jazz Presents George Wein with Award

May 23, 2013

Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger presented George Wein with his group’s annual award to honor living jazz legends for their “matchless musical achievements.”

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JJA Jazz Awards Party Set for June 19 at Blue Note

The Jazz Journalists Association will celebrate the 17th annual JJA Jazz Awards with a cocktail-and-music party on Wednesday June 19, from 4 to 6 pm at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. This event is open to the public.

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NAMM Gives $500,000 to Music Advocacy Programs

The NAMM Foundation recently announced the 21 recipients of the NAMM Foundation’s 2013-2014 program grants, allocating $500,000 in funding to innovative, community-based music learning programs that expand access to the many benefits of active music making.

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Herb Alpert Foundation Announces 2013 Alpert Awards in the Arts

The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) have awarded the 19th annual Alpert Award in the Arts to six exceptional mid–career artists.

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Interplay Jazz & Arts Workshop Set for June in Vermont

May 1, 2013

The 2013 edition of Woodstock, Vermont’s Interplay Jazz & Arts workshop is set to include a variety of learning experiences for students of all ages and skill levels, including classes from notable jazz musicians like Dominique Eade, Fred Haas, Michael Zsoldos, Gene Bertoncini, Sheila Jordan, and more. Big band workshops are also available.

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Usdan Center Showcases Expanded Jazz Program at 5/19 Open House

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned Long Island summer arts day camp, will hold its final, free Open House for its 46th, 2013 season on Sunday May 19. Families may obtain information on the Center’s programs and tour the 200-acre woodland campus.

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Jazz Composition Contest for Women Open for Submissions

The First Annual Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest for Women Composers is open for submissions now through June 30. This contest was created to encourage the composition of the highest possible quality of jazz ensemble literature playable by high schools, honor bands, college bands and professional bands alike.

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Conn-Selmer Artist Joel Miller Wins Juno

Conn-Selmer roster artist Joel Miller recently won the 2013 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

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Wayne Shorter to Celebrate 80th Birthday In Newport At Festival

Legendary tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter will celebrate his 80th birthday year at the annual Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. fundraising benefit, which will be held at Rosecliff, one of Newport’s historic mansions, on Saturday, August 3, at 7:30 pm.

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Timeless Communications Corp. Acquires the 
Assets of Symphony Publishing

Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced today the acquisition of the assets of Symphony Publishing, based in Needham, Mass., publishers of Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), JAZZed, and Choral Director publications.

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