Berklee Celebrates 20 Years of International Network

October 3, 2013

Berklee College of Music hosts 19 educational partners from contemporary music schools, colleges and universities around the world for a two-day summit next week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Berklee International Network (BIN).

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Pacific’s Brubeck Quintet in D.C. to Salute to Jazz Diplomacy

University of the Pacific, in partnership with American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture and the Open World Leadership Center, will host an Oct. 8 event that spotlights jazz diplomacy, especially the special cultural relationship that exists through jazz between Russia and the United States.

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Jazz Pianist Vijay Iyer Earns MacArthur Grant

Pianist Vijay Iyer was among the 24 innovators to be awarded the 2013 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grants” this year.

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Filmmakers Raising Funds for ‘Hawkins: A Documentary on Marshall Hawkins and IAA’

September 19, 2013

The film production team ManoffGilpatrick Productions is in the planning stages of creating a documentary about renowned musician and educator Marshall Hawkins, who has served a legendary orle at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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Philanthropist Bringing Jazz Back to Pakistan

A Pakistani philanthropist is working hard to bring world-class jazz back to his native country.

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Future of Music Coalition and Jazz Forward Coalition Host DC Roundtable October 28

The Future of Music Coalition and Jazz Forward Coalition next month will host an informal roundtable on the future of jazz advocacy in Washington, D.C.

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Jimmy Ponder: 1946-2013

Legendary jazz guitarist Jimmy Ponder recenetly passed away, having appeared on over 80 recordings with his unique blend of Wes Montgomery octaves and bluesy roots.

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JJA’s Online Talking Jazz Launches This Week

Jazz presenters, administrators and cultural consultants, arts journalism educators, politicians and other influential public figures, leaders in jazz diplomacy efforts and curators of musicians’ homes turned into museums will be panelists in five free monthly interactive online panels in a series titled Talking Jazz,produced by Jazz Journalists Association.

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Stanford Jazz Wraps up 2013 Season

September 6, 2013

Over 10,000 jazz fans enjoyed the Stanford Jazz Festival this summer, attending concerts by everyone from Herbie Hancock to the magnificent Stanley Clarke Trio and Chucho Valdés.

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Eden MacAdam-Somer Presents Genre-Spanning Program at NEC

New England Conservatory presents Walking Between the Worlds – Stories, violinist and singer Eden MacAdam-Somer’s Faculty Recital on Thursday, September 12.

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