Hudson Valley Jazz Festival to Launch Education Program

March 8, 2013

This summer will mark the debut of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Workshop to be held in Warwick, New York during the week of August 5- 11.

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Monk Institute All-Star Sextet Visits Los Angeles Public Schools

With lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is introducing its “Peer-to-Peer” jazz education program in Los Angeles public schools and at UCLA through March 8.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Opens Hall of Fame to Public Online Vote

For the first time, Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) is offering jazz fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (NEJHF) induction process.

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Brubeck Festival Presents “A Tribute To His Legacy” in March

February 20, 2013

University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute will present the Twelfth Annual Brubeck Festival, titled Dave Brubeck Across Time, which honors the piano and composing legend’s legacy as a jazz giant with Stockton, California roots.

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Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest 2013 Offers Artist and Educator Workshops

The 2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, underway through this weekend, is offering festival-goers a wide array of unique workshops by world-class jazz educators, musicians and University of Idaho faculty.

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Thomas Chapin Doc Begins Kickstarter Campaign

EMMY-winning filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo is running a 45-day global fundraising campaign at kickstarter.com to raise $50,000 to begin shooting her feature-length documentary film, Night Bird Song: The Thomas Chapin Story this summer.

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Kitty Margolis Master Class Kicks Off SFJAZZ Center’s Season

The SFJAZZ Center is opening its 2013 season with a master class from critically acclaimed vocalist, educator, and recording artist Kitty Margolis.

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Haden Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Grammys

Among the many honors passed out during the 55th Annual Grammy Awards this year was a very special one for the jazz community –75-year-old bass pioneer Charlie Haden was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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MIT Jazz Program Marks 50th with Chick Corea Premiere

February 8, 2013

This year, MIT Music and Theater Arts is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its jazz program.

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New NAMM Foundation “Just Play” Campaign Unveiled

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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