Berklee Prepares for Beantown Jazz Fest

September 20, 2012

Coming up next weekend at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston is the music school’s annual Beantown Jazz Festival. The festival this year will feature performances over four days by pioneering talents Melody Gardot, Geri Allen, Joanne Brackeen, Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces New Digital Advisory Council

Jazz at Lincoln Center recently announced the institution’s first Digital Advisory Council (DAC), formed to provide insight and guidance on harnessing technology and social media for audience development, digital distribution of performances and educational products, and other institutional imperatives.

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Composer-Led Aardvark Jazz Hits 40th Season

September 6, 2012

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in North America, recently announced its historic 40th season 2012-2013.

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Monk Competition Semifinalists Announced

Musicians from the United States will compete with an international field of contestants in the semifinals of the 25th annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

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Louis Armstrong Center Announces ‘What a Wonderful World’ Awards

Four individuals of distinction – Jon Hendricks, Louis Harrison, MD, Ilene Harrison, RN, and Deena Harburg – were recently announced as the recipients of the 2012 What A Wonderful World Award presented by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine and Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Oliver Lake 70th Birthday Weekend Takes Over New York’s Jazz Standard

Legendary saxophonist Oliver Lake will celebrate his 70th birthday next weekend at the Jazz Standard with a flurry of performances in New York, including a trio, a quartet, and a 17-piece big band.

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Berklee Celebrates New Valencia Campus and Graduate Programs

On September 17, Berklee College of Music president Roger Brown will give the welcome speech at the college’s new campus in Valencia, Spain, to launch Berklee’s first-ever graduate programs

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Von Freeman Dead at 88

August 23, 2012

Renowned tenor saxophonist Von Freeman died in his hometown of Chicago last week at the age of 88.

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Jazz Arts Group of Columbus Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) recently announced its 40th anniversary season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) and 2012-13 Inside Track small-ensemble series.

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Philadelphia Celebrates Inaugural Jazz Fest

A newly formed nonprofit will present the first inaugural Philly Jazz Fest in September, led by Cape May Jazz Festival founders Woody Woodland and Carol Stone.

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