New NAMM Foundation “Just Play” Campaign Unveiled

February 8, 2013

At the close of what many are calling the most successful NAMM Show yet, the National Association of Music Merchants’ NAMM Foundation unveiled its new public service announcement campaign, “Just Play.”

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The Fifth Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival Set for NYC

Feb. 15 – 18 at Manhattan School of Music and at the Jazz Standard.

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Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards Announced

ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards.

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Highlights In Jazz Celebrates 40th Anniversary Gala

January 17, 2013

Jack Kleinsinger will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Highlights in Jazz series – New York’s longest running jazz concert series – at a gala to be held at the TRIBECA Performing Arts Center next month.

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Justice for Jazz Artists Protest While Village Vanguard Receives Jazz Masters Award

Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians members and the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign gathered outside of Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center during a Jazz Masters Awards presentation of to Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon to protest Gordon’s interactions with the union.

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Remembering George Gruntz

Swiss pianist, composer, and arranger George Gruntz passed away last Thursday.

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Hohner Supports National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Melodica Parade

Hohner’s “Love Riot: Harmonabord Parade” was a part of Make Music New York’s Winter Series and was sponsored by Hohner Inc. who donated 25 of their trademark Melodicas to the lucky first participants of the parade.

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Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter Named Distinguished Professors

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has appointed multiple Grammy Award winners and NEA Jazz Masters Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as distinguished professors at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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Sony Classical Announces Re-Launch of ‘Okeh’ Label as Jazz Imprint

Sony Classical recently announced the re-launch of the historic OKeh label.

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Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp Hits 25 Years

The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp will celebrate its 25th anniversary as it returns to Illinois’ North Central College July 21-27, 2013.

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