Louis Armstrong House Museum Announces Summer Concert Series

June 5, 2013

The Louis Armstrong House Museum recently announced its 2013 Hot Jazz / Cool Garden concert series, which will include three hot NYC jazz bands.

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Mulgrew Miller, 1955-2013

Renowned jazz pianist Mulgrew passed away on May 29 at the age of 57. Miller’s performances proved highly influential throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, beginning with stints with Betty Carter and Woody Shaw.

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NYC Festival Celebrates Zorn at 60

New York Icon and influential jazz composer/performer John Zorn will turn 60 this September, and eight of Manhattan’s most important cultural venues—from large museums to major concert halls to intimate clubs—will celebrate with a festival of “Zorn@60” performances spanning the city leading up to September.

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Blakey, Hampton, and Terry Inducted into JALC’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) proudly inducted Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, and Clark Terry into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (EJHF) this week at an induction ceremony at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Colaat JALC’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall.

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Jazz Arts Group Announces Hank Marr High School Jazz Award

May 23, 2013

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) recently announced its winner of the 2013 Hank Marr High School Jazz Award, designed to recognize excellence in musicianship and performance amongst central Ohio’s young students of jazz.

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Highlights In Jazz Presents George Wein with Award

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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