Samba Meets Jazz Workshops Announced for Spring in Rio de Janeiro

December 6, 2012

Hobbyists, educators and students from U.S., Brazil and Europe will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in jazz and Brazilian music studies this spring, March 23 – 30. The workshops take place in Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Samba and Bossa Nova!

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David Baker Named SJMO Maestro Emeritus

Jazz Maestro David Nathaniel Baker Jr., the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra’s artistic and musical director, was honored during a holiday concert last weekend celebrating his more than 20-year contribution to Smithsonian jazz.

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Chase Morrin to Receive Two ASCAP Foundation Awards

Jazz composer, arranger, and pianist Chase Morrin, a five-year double degree student attending both New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Program and Harvard University, will receive The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award as well as the Jimmy Van Heusen Award from the ASCAP Foundation at its annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 12.

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‘Women In Jazz’ Exhibit Continues Successful Run

This fall has been good to a remarkable photo exhibit at New York’s Sidney Mishkin Gallery titled “Women in Jazz.”

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Esperanza Spalding Wins Smithsonian Magazine’s Ingenuity Award

Bassist, vocalist, composer and bandleader Esperanza Spalding has won a Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award in the category of performing arts.

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Legendary New Orleans Drummer Bob French Dies at 74

November 14, 2012

Legendary New Orleans drummer Bob French died in November at the age of 74.

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New Nichols Works Premiered at Jazz Composers Collective Fest

The Jazz Composers Collective Festival, held at New York’s Jazz Standard last week, premiered five never-recorded works of legendary composer Herbie Nichols, who died in 1963.

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Lincoln Center’s ‘American Songbook’ Expands for 2013

Now in its 15th season, Lincoln Center’s acclaimed series American Songbook will expand its scope and offer two series that celebrate the best in American singing and songwriting.

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Jazz Foundation Calls for Donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief

In a message to all members and fans in the jazz community, the longtime advocacy group Jazz Foundation wrote: “It’s […]

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NAMM Foundation Launches 2013 Best Communities Survey

The NAMM Foundation will kick off the highly regarded Best Communities for Music Education survey during the upcoming SupportMusic teleconference and webinar Thursday.

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