Conn-Selmer Artist Joel Miller Wins Juno

May 1, 2013

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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Sioux Falls JazzFest Lineup Announced for July

April 18, 2013

Organizers at the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival recently announced the lineup for the event’s main stage.

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Rhythm! Discover Center Presents Drumming Programs at Exhibit Grand Opening

On May 11, 2013, the Rhythm! Discovery Center will present interactive drumming programs and offers free admission for all attendees in celebration of the grand opening of the Center’s new exhibit, Drums From the Circle City: The Leedy Drum Company from 1895-1930.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches Tuition Free Education Program

Jazz at Lincoln Center recently launched the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLCYO) program, a new tuition free initiative for local students.

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Louis Armstrong House and the JJA Celebrate Int’l Jazz Day with Never Before Heard Recordings

Due to increased demand, the International Jazz Day event Louis Armstrong at Freedomland: Never Before Heard Recordings of an American Icon, a Listening Session & Lecture on April 30th has been relocated to the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center located at 10001 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368.

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Jazz Education Network Offers Grants with New JAZZ2U Program

Thanks to a generous grant from the Herb Alpert Foundation, JEN has created a new program titled JAZZ2U, as part of its commitment to local jazz Outreach.

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Virginia Wicks, Jazz Publicist, 1920-2013

April 5, 2013

Highly influential jazz publicist Virginia Weeks, who helped build the careers of Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, and countless more, died on March 20 at the age of 92. Wicks worked up until her health curtailed her activities in the last few years.

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Jazz St. Louis Hosts Jazz Day Jam

Jazz St. Louis will host its second annual International Jazz Day Jam Session on Tuesday, April 30. This program is part of UNESCO’s International Jazz Day celebrations that will take place around the world.

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