Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Announces 25th Anniversary Tour

January 3, 2013

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates its 25th anniversary and the formation of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 25th Anniversary Tour.

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Michigan State Names Warrick L. Carter Distinguished Alumnus

Columbia College Chicago President Warrick L. Carter – a noted drummer, composer, and educator – was recently honored with Michigan State’s with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award in October.

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Herb Alpert Foundation Presents JEN with $10k Gift

December 20, 2012

The long-running jazz education and advocacy group the Herb Alpert Foundation recently presented the Jazz Education Network with a donation of $10,000 to the Jazz Education Network.

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Columbus Jazz Orch. Sets Rosa Parks Tribute for January

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of civil rights legend Rosa Parks, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will present “Suite Rosa” at the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus.

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Monterey Jazz Fest on Tour in 2013

The Monterey Jazz Festival continues its commitment to create and support year-round jazz education and performance programs in local, regional, national, and international venues, continues this commitment in 2013 with its third North American Tour

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Jimmy Green’s Daughter Killed at School Shooting

Among the many tragic deaths in last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. was the daughter of beloved jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene.

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Recording Academy to Honor Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at the Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will celebrate its sixth annual GRAMMY® Week event honoring 27-time GRAMMY® winner and multi-talented music producer Quincy Jones and 18-time GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt.

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NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012

December 6, 2012

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck passed away this week at the age of 91.

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Samba Meets Jazz Workshops Announced for Spring in Rio de Janeiro

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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